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Dear readers: Thank you for visiting my blog Plain and Fancy today.
Amazon Blurb for my Memoir, Mennonite Daughter: The Story of a Plain Girl
What if the Mennonite life young Marian Longenecker chafed against offered the chance for a new beginning? What if her two Lancaster County homes with three generations of family were the perfect launch pad for a brighter future? Readers who long for a simpler life can smell the aroma of saffron-infused potpie in Grandma’s kitchen, hear the strains of four-part a capella music at church, and see the miracle of a divine healing.
Follow the author in pigtails as a child and later with a prayer cap, bucking a heavy-handed father and challenging church rules. Feel the terror of being locked behind a dark cellar door. Observe the horror of feeling defenseless before a conclave of bishops, an event propelling her into a different world.
Fans of coming-of-age stories will delight in one woman’s surprising path toward self-discovery, a self that lets her revel in shiny red shoes.
Excerpts from Recent Reviews:
The further I read, the more I fell in love with Mennonite Daughter. I laughed, I cried, I laughed some more, and I came away feeling like I have found a friend.
~ Lady Quixote, November 2019
As I read the book, I came to admire Marian so very much; she was strong enough to stand up for herself in her home, in the Mennonite culture, and, eventually, in the outside world. The photographs and illustrations are lovely, and I will be using the recipes for special occasions.
~ Victoria, January 2020
Absolutely charming memoir! I can go back again and again and even skip around just for a lovely escape to a different world. So well crafted and readable. I love when you can fly through the chapters because the writing is so fluid.
~ Mee Mee Feb. 2020
Loved the book. Will re-read this many times as it has certainly taught me to face forgiveness.
~ Joyce, July 2020
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