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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Book Review: Homespun: Amish and Mennonite Women in Their Own Words Lorilee Craker, Editor

Homespun: Amish and Mennonite Women in Their Own Words Lorilee Craker, Editor

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About the book:

Straight from the pens of Amish and Mennonite women . . .
Ever wish you could visit with a group of Amish or Mennonite women over a cup of coffee? In the pages of Homespun, Amish and Plain Mennonite women swap stories and spin yarns while we listen in. Lorilee Craker, bestselling author of Money Secrets of the Amish, collects these personal writings about hospitality, home, grief, joy, and walks with God. Hear from one woman who struggles with feeling inferior to her sister, from another about her longing for a baby, and from a third who accidentally bought stretchy material to sew her husband’s pants. Each woman’s story is a testament to the grace of God and the blessings of community.
Behind Amish romance novels and tourist spots and television shows stand real people, with longings and loves just like the rest of us. Every Amish and Mennonite woman has a story. In Homespun, you get to hear some of them.

  • Introductions by Lorilee Craker, bestselling author of Money Secrets of the Amish
    • Essays by well-loved Amish and Mennonite writers such as Sherry Gore, Linda Byler, Lovina Eicher, Dorcas Smucker, and Sheila Petre
    • Authentic perspectives on life from Amish and Mennonite women themselves
    • True stories from Amish and Mennonite communities on topics such as family, faith, and home
    • A collection of columns from two magazines of Amish and Mennonite women writers

    About the editor:

    Editor Lorilee Craker is the author of thirteen books, including Money Secrets of the AmishAnne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me; My Journey to Heaven with Marv Besteman; and the New York Times bestseller Through the Story with Lynne Spears. Connect with her at

    My Thoughts: 

    I love real stories by real people. This book is a wonderful collection of Amish and Mennonite women. These essays focus on faith and family. Two very important parts of life. Each story was unique in its telling, yet the collection is woven together seamlessly. I am a huge fan of Amish fiction, and I enjoyed getting a real life perspective. 
    I received a copy of this book through the Read with Audra blogging program, all thoughts are my own. 

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