Sunday, January 16, 2011

Plain and Simple by Sue Bender

Plain and Simple

In the prologue, the author states, 
"I had an obsession with the Amish.  Plain and simple."  
In her words I found myself.  My lifelong love of farms and simplicity didn't make sense with the upbringing I'd had.  No matter.  
One must follow where the heart leads.  And so, in this poignant tale, Sue Bender tells of her journey of living with the Amish, 
learning their ways and finding out just how rich their lives can be.  
And how she can bring some of their ways 
to her own hurried 
and busy life in the city.

This book is a quick read, but don't make the mistake of rushing through it.  Savor every page, every line.  I was thrilled to learn that this book is the first in a trilogy about the subject matter.  I look forward to seeing where the author takes us on the next leg of her journey.  This is a wonderful book to read on a day 
when you can immerse yourself in another world.  
You may not want to come back!


  1. I love the Amish also! I can't wait to read this book.
    Another great book is called " Amish Peace". It's fabulous.

  2. Enjoy! Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Hi Daisy...I enjoy reading books on simplicity. Thanks for the recommendation.

  4. Susan-I'm sure I'll have more to come. Enjoy!

  5. I'm trying so very hard to lead a more simple life. I think I should read this book. Thanks for sharing at Non Fiction Book Love.


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