Gathering of Sisters - Darla Weaver


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 Tuesdays 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.

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 Windows and 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.

While this was a nice, sweet, heartfelt book - it was a little slower than I would have liked.I did find it interesting though and I did enjoy reading it as I always do this genre.

It was very real, right out of the mouth of the author! I loved this. She definitely made you feel like you were a part of her family. It was just kind of a "day-in -the-life" even if the day in that life was not particularly exciting or interesting - but that is real life - I have a lot of average (boring) days in my life!

This was just a nice easy going read. So if you are looking for something like this - BINGO!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Read with Audra ~ Thank You!

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