Monday, April 18, 2016
A BOOK REVIEW OF SIMPLE PLEASURES BY MARIANNE JANTZI
Are you curious about the Amish lifestyle? Have you ever wondered what it really was like in an Amish household? Here is the book for you, Simple Pleasures (Herald Press) written by Marianne Jantzi, a Canadian Amish wife and mother. Marianne gives us a glimpse into her home with her husband Allan and their four children.
Marianne has a lovely writing style, very enjoyable to read, and very easy to get lost in their world. And the best part is that this is not fiction, this is their real life!
The book is divided into eight different stories which have been developed from the author's journals. The book ends with the telling of a full day in the life of Marianne and her family, her chores, their meals and everything they do in a typical day. After that, as an extra bonus, Marianne includes six delicious recipes. I definitely will try a few of those as they seem simple to make and don't include any ingredients that are hard to find.
This book was a pleasure to read and increased my knowledge of how real Amish families live and work within their communities. I heartily recommend Simple Pleasures for all of us captivated by the Amish lifestyle. Simple Pleasures was published on March 29, 2016.