Thursday, May 26, 2011

An Invitation into the Hearts of Two Women

Plain Wisdom:

An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women

Cindy Woodsmall (Author)
Miriam Flaud (Author)

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Publisher: WaterBrook Press (March 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307459349
ISBN-13: 978-0307459343

Two friends from different worlds—one Old Order Amish, one Englischer—share the truths that bring them together.

When I first heard of this book, I wanted to read it. It just sounded so interesting. I have always enjoyed Amish fiction and anything nonfiction I can learn about the Amish life. When I had the chance to choose Plain Wisdom from Blogging for Books, I jumped at it. What a special thrill for me to be able to read something that I never thought I would be able too.

This was a special book, in that it gave inside looks at an Amish fiction author and an Old Order Amish friend. Cindy and Miriam share how they met and ended up become close friends. Even though they were from two entirely different worlds, they found out they had so much in common. They were willing to pull together and share with the world about their unique friendship. Both Miriam and Cindy share glimpses of their family traditions, lifestyle and their love of God. They even share some family recipes.

I enjoyed this book so much. It really touched my heart several times with some of the things they shared. The example that Miriam gave on God’s grace from her sister was such an eye opener. One other time Miriam shared “encouragement from God isn’t about assuring us the journey will be easy but that the work accomplished will be fruitful.” I hope Miriam and Cindy get another chance to write a book together.

I rated Plain Wisdom 5 out of 5 stars and posted a review on and

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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