My Review: I love reading about the plain lifestyle. I think it’s fascinating to read about how other’s live etc. On the Hutterites I haven’t read much , just a little.
I think Linda does a good job of getting across how much she enjoys and appreciates her lifestyle and heritage. In each post you get glimpses of community life, and there are several chapters on the rich Hutterite history.
But while this was an interesting book it was kind of all over the place. I understand that it’s taken from her blog but in one post she would reminisce something about Hutterite history and then in another we would be brought to the present. We would go from Christmas to planting season and back again. That left me a bit confused and frustrated.
The reader had to kind of piece together what Hutterite life and beliefs are all about because there is a little mentioned in each post. I’m kind of strange in that I would like a primer before diving in. For example even though they fall under the “plain” title I gather they are not as plain as the Amish with much technology being allowed. What other things set them apart and make them unique? What does a full day in a Hutterite woman’s life look like? What does the home look like?
But all in all an interesting read and glimpse into the Hutterite lifestyle. I’m glad to have this glimpse. And now that I know she has a blog I’ll have to subscribe (see bottom of this post for a link and to her twitter feed).
About the Author: Linda Maendel is a Hutterite author, blogger, and educator who lives in Elm River Colony outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the Litfuse Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”