Monday, May 2, 2011

Plain Wisdom Review

I really enjoyed this book filled with short stories and inspirational thoughts from Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud.

Each chapter features a theme and usually both women write their personal feelings or share a personal story. Scriptures are included through out the book and how they have impacted their personal lives.

I found this book easy to read and it was nice to just be able to pick it up and read a chapter or so since they are written independently. I enjoyed learning about both of these women lives and more about the Amish culture.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Journey

Discover along with Titus Fisher how life can begin anew in Christian County, Kentucky. Moving from Pennsylvania, finding rewarding work, and leaving a broken romance behind is the best decision Titus ever made. But is he ready to consider love again when he meets two women: one who seems perfectly suited for any Amish man and one who challenges long held ideas of the woman’s role. Who will Titus chose, and will it be the right choice? (Goodreads summary)

I enjoyed reading sort of a continuation of the Fisher family from the Daughters of Lancaster County series. I liked that this story focused on one of the twins. Suzanne Yoder is granddaughter to the owner of the woodworking shop where Titus is working in Kentucky. I thought it was refreshing how she was unable to cook, not interested in finding a husband, and wanted more than anything to join her male family members in the family's woodshop. Suzanne grows in this book, but ultimately stays true to herself. I was really impressed by this novel and am excited to read the rest of the series.

Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of the book for review.