Fewer than one hundred people have joined the Old Order Amish and stayed since 1950. Marlene C. Miller is one of them. In this rare memoir, Marlene recounts her unhappy and abusive childhood, how she throws herself into cheerleading and marching band, and how she falls in love with Johnny, the gentle young Amish man who helps her lace her ice skates. Against the wishes of both sets of parents, Marlene and Johnny get married and begin a family. Follow the author on this unusual journey to find out how God s love called her out of bitterness and depression and into the warm embrace of her new Amish community. Accompany her as she dons an Amish dress and prayer covering and gets baptized. Learn how she endures the strain of ten children, a hundred-acre farm, and accidents and tragedy, and find out how she comes close to walking away from it all. Turning Amish has proven to be anything but plain and simple for this former majorette. But nearly fifty years later, Marlene is still living out God's call as an Old Order Amish woman.
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Marlene C. Miller joined the Amish as an adult and has been a member of the Old Order Amish for almost 50 years. She and her husband of forty-eight years live on a farm in Ohio surrounded by their nine children, more than forty grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
I loved this book, learning about the Amish way of life from a real Amish lady is every Amish fiction readers dream.
I loved the stories the Mrs. Miller told they just took a long time to tell them.
I really wish that there had been more about after she became Amish then what was shared in the book.
If you are looking for a real Amish ladies take on the Amish way of life then you just might enjoy this book.
I gave this book 4 stars it was just a little hard to get into and a little bit slow.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.