Friday, May 8, 2015

Called To Be Amish By Marlene Miller

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.


  1. Sounds like a good read. The Amish way I'd life is to be admired.

  2. Sounds like a book I will love. I often dream of giving up everything and moving to Amish country.

  3. I love Amish books. I have to go get this book.I am with you Natalie if you ever move to Amish Country swing by and pick me up I'll go with you.

  4. Now this is the book I have been waiting for. I'm going to buy it and nobody bother me for a day.

  5. Sounds great. My wife and I will love it. I wonder if I can ever get a book about an Amish man's life.

    1. Jon, there are a few I can recommend to you. Jerry Echier is Ex Amish and he has some great books out. I will get you a list of books about Amish men.

  6. Good review! I'm looking forward to reading this one!

    Judy B

  7. Wow what a drastic change of life for this woman who bears my name. I wonder if she had to do it all over again if she would have? Guess I'll have to read the book to find out.

  8. Amish books are my absolute favorite. I am going to get this book and be in heaven until I finish it.

  9. Sounds interesting. I haven't read an Amish book yet but I will give it a try.

  10. I have great respect for the Amish and would love to read this book, written by one who has lived their lifestyle. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, Mary!!

    Bonnie Roof

  11. My favorite genre! This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the review Mary!

  12. I love the Amish books. Started out with The Shunning by Beverly Lewis. I also read one by Dale Cramer, "Levi's Will". It's about an Amish young man's life. I love the quite life they live since that is the way it was when I was growing up. I could never be Amish thos for several reasons. I could not learn to speak German, have that many children, or be able to work as hard as they have to do. I would love to win this book. Thanks, Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <