Plain Wisdom: An Invitation Into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women

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WaterBrook Press, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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Two friends from different worlds--one Old Order Amish, one Englischer--share the truths that bring them together.
Best-selling novelist Cindy Woodsmall might seem to have little in common with Miriam Flaud, a woman immersed in the culture of Old Order Amish. But with nine children and almost 60 years of marriage between them, Cindy and Miriam both have found the secrets to facing life with strength and grace. Whether enduring financial setbacks, celebrating new babies and times of prosperity, grieving the crushing losses in the deaths of family and friends, or facing disappointments with their respective communities--through it all they find guidance for each day by looking to God. 
With poignant recollections, unexpected insights, and humorous tales, the two women welcome you into their unique friendship.  You'll also gain a rare glimpse into the traditions and ways of the Amish as Miriam recalls special occasions and shares family recipes throughout the book.
Plain Wisdom is a heartwarming celebration of God, womanhood, and the search for beauty that unites us all. So grab your cup and your quilt and settle in for a soul-comforting read with Plain Wisdom.

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I found this book easy to read and engaging. -
Recipes from Miriam are scattered throughout. -
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Also included are several great recipes. -
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User Review  - wearylibrarian - LibraryThing

This non-fiction book is written by an Englischer (Cindy Woodsmall) and an Amish frau (Miriam Flaud). I always enjoy Woodsmall's work and I was very pleasantly surprised by Flaud's writing talent ... Read full review

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I really enjoyed reading through Plain Wisdom by: Cindy Woodsmall & Miriam Flaud. It was especially neat to read how these two women from totally different lifestyles were able to come together and ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author of six novels whose connection with the Amish community has been featured on ABC Nightline and on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.
Miriam Flaud is an Old Order Amish woman who has lived within one of the most structured societies in the United States. She's experienced the abundant joys of that lifestyle as well as troubled times. She and her husband have six children and five grandchildren.

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