"For I know the plans that I have for you,'declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Thursday, January 5, 2012
From My Library
On a recent trip to Estes Park I stopped at my favorite quilt shop, Cottage Bliss, and I found this new Amish book. As you know, I love Amish stories and I had never heard of Dianne Christner before, but I am so glad that I found this book. Dianne was raised in a Mennonite church and her grandparents were Amish; her cousin owns Cottage Bliss and that is why this book was featured there. In many ways, this story shows a different side of the simple life and actually centers around a Mennonite community. The story line is about a young woman who struggles with the outside influence from the Englishers and those influences that have penetrated her church. A love story and story of community relationships, the book held my interest and I couldn't put it down. There are many views that I have also held and understand but then of course there are some differences as well. I would suggest this book to any who like reading about the Plain and Simple life. I have not received anything from reviewing this book. Enjoy!
I am a daughter of the King, saved by grace for 37 yrs. I am married to my best friend and beloved for 38 years. I was born and lived most of my life in Northern Calif. until moving to Colorado. We homeschooled our girls for years and I love encouraging my daughters and others in their homeschooling. Hubby and I are blessed to have two incredible daughters and sons-in-law and 11 grandkids. I love spending time with my family & our dog Hunter, friends, plus quilting whenever I can.