Book Review: Plain Wisdom by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud
Category: Adult, Non-Fiction
Format: Softcover, 224 pages
Skomomma's Rating: 3 out of 5
There always seems to be a natural curiosity about the life of the Amish. “Plain Wisdom” gives you a peek into the Amish lifestyle and beliefs. I was eager to read this book because it is co-authored by Cindy Woodsmall, who has authored a couple of great Amish fiction series, my favorite being “Sisters of the Quilt”. The other author is Miriam Flaud, an Amish wife and mother. Together they tell stories of their lives with each section dedicated to a particular theme. The reader gets the sense that though the two live very different lives, their moral compasses are set in the same direction. They have more in common than you would think. I enjoyed the peeks into Miriam’s life and the Amish focus on community, family and God. There are some longer sections where Woodsmall discusses some of the intricacies of the Amish lifestyle and the experiences she has had during her extended visits with Miriam’s family. To top it off, as we women know, food is always a bonding agent between people of different backgrounds and so the reader will find recipes for various Amish dishes sprinkled throughout the book. Shoofly pie anyone?
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