Friday, October 19, 2018

Read With Audra Blog Tour: Gathering of Sisters by Darla Weaver

About the Book: 

 Spend a day with sisters. Once a week Darla Weaver bundles her children into the buggy, hitches up her spirited mare, and drives six miles to the farm where she grew up. There she gathers with her four sisters and their children for a day with their mother. In Gathering of Sisters, Weaver writes about her horse-and-buggy Mennonite family and the weekly women’s gatherings that keep them connected. On warm days, the children play and fish and build houses of hay in the barn. In the winter, everyone stays close to the woodstove, with puzzles and games and crocheting. No matter the weather, the Tuesday get-togethers of this Old Order Mennonite family keep them grounded and centered in their love for God and for each other, even when raising an occasional loving but knowing eyebrow at each other.

 The rest of the week is full of laundry, and errands, and work that never ends. But Tuesday is about being sisters, daughters, and mothers.

 Hear straight from Amish and Mennonite people themselves as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series from Herald Press. Each book includes “A Day in the Life of the Author” and the author’s answers to FAQs about the Amish and Mennonites.

 About the Author:

 Darla Weaver is a homemaker, gardener, writer and Old Order Mennonite living in the hills of southern Ohio. She is the author of Water My Soul, Many Lighted Windowsand Gathering of Sisters. Weaver has written for Family Life, Ladies Journal, Young Companion, and other magazines for Amish and Old Order Mennonite groups. Before her three children were born she also taught school. Her hobbies are gardening and writing.

 My Thoughts and Review: 

I have always been intrigued by the Amish and Mennonite lifestyle. The Old Fashioned values and living are a great asset. The fact that Family is very important to them is something I completely admire.

The "Gathering Sisters" was a wonderful account of spending time with Family at the "Same time, Same Place" every Tuesday for one year. Hearing the stories of how the Sisters and their children spent time each week with their mother is very heart warming!

Easy read, WONDERFUL book! A good book for those who cherish Family time and for those who are interested in the Mennonite Lifestyle!

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!

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 GREAT Book for those who love Old World Living!

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