I'm back everyone!! Today I have a book a LITTLE different from the rest. Okay, a lot different.
Wow, this book was different!! Not in a bad way, just unexpected. I chose the book originally thinking it was fiction when it was, in fact, a memoir on Marlene Miller.
When I read the numbers, I was shocked. One hundred people in 65 years?! Are you kidding me? Alas, I continued on with a clear head knowing just how hard Old Order Amish living could be from everything I'd seen and read. Okay, scratch that. I DIDN'T have a CLUE how hard it is. Marlene did a wonderful job telling us all about her life as an "Englischer" turned Amish.
I loved the feel of the memoir. While a memoir wouldn't be my normal choice of reading material, this one had a story feel to it. You know, the stories that you tell your grandchildren as they sit at your feet waiting anxiously to hear what's next? Even though at some points, the story could drag or confuse, I found that I wanted to know what's next.
If you're interested in the Amish and the connection they have to the English, this book is a must read!
*My overall thoughts*
Called to be Amish by Marlene Miller is a memoir on her lifestyle changes from Head Majorette to Older Amish. She tells us in the story format of a dear grandmother by the fire and the setting feels cozy and inviting. Unlike any memoirs I've ever read!
I give Called to be Amish by Marlene Miller...
*Where to get it*
*I received this book from Litfuse and the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given. All thoughts were my own and I was not compensated in any other way.
Thanks for reading!! Come back tomorrow for some Lynette Eason suspense!!