Friday, January 28, 2011

A relaxing read -- Plain Wisdom

Grab a cup of hot chocolate, tea, or coffee, curl up in a comfy chair, and be prepared to listen as two friends share their thoughts and experiences about . . . well, about a lot of things – family, fun, friendship, faith – about life.  That is how I felt while reading Plain Wisdom by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud.

Cindy and Miriam live in very different worlds.  Cindy is an “Englisch” author in a world filled with modern technology, and Miriam is Old Order Amish.  But when it comes to the bottom line, they are very much alike.  Both love their families, face day-to-day challenges, learn through their life experiences, and try to live God-pleasing lives.  As Cindy did research for her Amish novels, the two women developed a friendship that transcends their varied lifestyles.  Somewhere along the way, they came up with the idea of writing a book together . . . and I’m glad they did!

The story-telling style is not what I would call dialogue – Cindy and Miriam don’t really interact with each other.  It’s more like one of them shares her heart on a particular subject and then the other adds her thoughts.  Mixed in with their stories, they share facts about the Amish lifestyle, and Miriam shares several of her favorite recipes.

If you are interested in the Amish lifestyle or just want to relax with “comfort food” for your soul, I would recommend Plain Wisdom.

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(I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.)

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