Thursday, May 28, 2015

CALLED TO BE AMISH - Marlene C Miller - One Free Book

Dear Readers, since so many love the Amish fiction, I thought you might like to read this memoir. This is just an added bonus on this blog. We don’t have an interview today, but we still will have a giveaway.

About the author: 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 48 years live on a farm in Ohio surrounded by their nine children, more than 40 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

About the book:
Called to Be Amish
Fewer than one hundred outsiders 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.

Purchase a copy:

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Anonymous said...

Angela in Ky would love to win a copy of this book.

Beth Gillihan said...

Sounds like an interesting read. THanks for the chance to win!

Beth in Montana

Deanne said...

I have seen this book and it looks fascinating. I have been wanting to read it.
Thank you for a chance to win.
Deanne in Pennsylvania

Melanie Backus said...

I would love this one, Lena! Thank you for the opportunity.

Melanie a Backus, TX

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like an interesting story that I would enjoy reading.


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mongupp said...

I love the Amish way of life. I would love to read this book!

Monica, Ontario

mongupp said...

I love the Amish way of life. I would love to read this book!

Monica, Ontario

Anonymous said...

Love to win this book! Shelia Hall from Mississippi

Mary Preston said...

This memoir promises to be a fascinating read thank you.

Mary P


Deanna Stevens said...

Dee in NE would enjoy reading this book :)
I do enjoy Amish books..

Katie said...

Sounds fantastic!

Katie G.

EJ said...

Would love to read this book - thank you for sharing about it. Elaine in Iowa

Library Lady said...

Our Church Library readers will be lined up to check this book out.
Janet E.

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me in your awesome giveaway!!
Conway, SC.

Anonymous said...

I would never be able to learn German or work as hard as the Amish do. Maxie from Texas.
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Connie said...

Such an interesting interview! for a chance to win this book.
Connie from KY

Bonnie Roof said...

Such an interesting subject for a book - would love to read "Called to Be Amish"!! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!! I've never known anyone who became Amish as an adult.

Bonnie Roof

Karen G. said...

I am so looking forward to reading this book. Been on my wish list for some time now.
Karen G., NY

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book. Sounds interesting. Thank you for the opportunity.

KayLee from NY