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.
I love Amish fiction and I love Cindy Woodsmall books based in the amish setting. She recently wrote this book along with one of her friends an Old Order Amish woman named Miriam. They became friends through friends. Each lady shares…Read Review
When I first requested Plain wisdom I assumed it to be another story about the Amish. However when I received the book I was excited to see that Miriam Flaud was an Old Order Amish woman who had never written before and that She with…Read Review
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. "Two Friends from Different worlds- one Old Order Amish, one Englisher-share the truths that bring them together." -taken from back of…Read Review
I am not a stranger to Cindy Woodsmall's books. I read her series - "Sister of the Quilt" and loved every one! My first surprise in this book was that is was not a fiction novel! Which was ok, I just didn't know that. I like the…Read Review
I absolutely adored this book! Cindy Woodsmall, along with Miriam Flaud, can truly capture their readers' hearts even in a non-fiction book. Cindy takes her life experiences as a friend of Miriam's and blends it fantastically with…Read Review