A sponsored book review where we discuss and learn more about Gathering of Sisters. All opinions on this book review are one hundred percent my own.
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.
My Personal Review:
I enjoyed getting to know the author and her family in Gathering of Sisters. Weaver and her family are Old Order Mennonites and every Tuesday they gather together at their mother’s home and enjoy each other.
They laugh, they cry, they work on projects all while the little ones play with each of their cousins.
I could just feel the bond between this family which also drew me into their circle. While reading along with each visit I felt like I was right there and part of the family.
I really enjoyed the way the author shared her family and their daily lives. I have always loved reading about the Plain lifestyle and this book featuring the real daily lives of those women was a special treat for me.
A bonus for this foodie is that the author also included some of the family’s recipes they enjoyed during these gatherings. A great read with a bonus of recipes, how awesome is that!
I look forward to seeing if Darla Weaver will share more through books in the future, I know I’ll be one of the first ones to grab a copy if she does!
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 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.
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn’t trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!