Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Simple Pleasures by Marianne Jantzi {A Book Review}

I know I've mentioned it before in recent posts that I am somewhat intrigued by the Amish community and culture. When I saw Simple Pleasures by Marianne Jantzi up for review that was the very fact that drew me to it. 

There are some aspects of the book that I thoroughly enjoyed and one I did not. Let's start with my least favorite aspect first. First, I felt like the flow of the book was a bit rough. I know that the book is Jantzi's journal moved into book format. However, I felt like it was hard for me to follow for that reason. The stories and tidbits shared were at times jumbled and didn't flow well. 

What I loved about this book is that Jantzi was honest. She talked about their life in the Amish culture and she didn't sugar coat it. She shared about highs and lows in their lives. She shared about day to day movements of her family of 6 and I truly enjoyed that. 

I also really appreciated learning more about the Amish culture from a modern standpoint. These stories shared are happening in current day and that made them more relative than a story of Amish culture 50 years ago. 

Aside from the rough flow of the book, I think Jantzi did a great job with this book and I wouldn't mind hearing more about her culture from her perspective in the future.

**I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my review.**

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