Today I am very honored to be a part of the tour for Amish Values for Your Family. Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for allowing me to a part of the tour and for sending me a copy of the book.
I knew when I read this book that I wanted to do a review of Amish Values for Your Family but at the same time I had to think about a value or chapter that I wanted to incorporate into my every day life.
There are so many great values I could pull from the book that would be nice to add into our life but what one would make a difference the most and I realized that instilling a work ethic in Michael wouldn’t be a bad thing to work on. It would show him how important it is to be a part of something and that doing some chores isn’t a bad thing and that if we all do a little something to help each other out that there will be more family time for us.
I have started out with minor things and over the past few days he has asked me if there is anything else he can do to help so that we can do things quicker. He has realized that by helping means he can have more time with me then before.
Its nice to have someone set the table while I am cooking dinner and to have some clean up the table while I am putting away the left overs or helping fold the laundry (to the best of his ability). You can see the pride on their faces when they realized they are helping out and doing a good job.
About the Author:
Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D.Benedict, who was raised Plain. She has many, many Plain relatives living in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and travels back to Pennsylvania,as well as to Ohio,a couple of times each year for research.
Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate many of their principles–simplicity, living with less,appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily– into your life.
When Suzanne isn’t writing or bragging to her friends about her first newgrandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne’s way of thinking, you just can’t take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone’s underwear in its mouth.
Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.
A chance to win:
Enter 8/15 – 8/31!
Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of Amish Values for Your Family, her latest non-fiction release. “It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It’s a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful.” -Mary Ann Kirkby
To celebrate the release of Amish Values for Your Family, Suzanne has teamed up her publisher Revell Books to giveaway a Kindle, and with Bill Coleman (the amazing photographer used on Suzanne’s book covers) to give away a signed Bill Coleman original.
One Grand Prize winner will receive an Amish Values Prize Package (valued at over $200) and includes:
* A brand new KINDLE
* A Signed Bill Coleman original
* Amish Values for Your Family (for KINDLE)
Click on one of the icons to enter. Winner will be announced on 9/2 at Suzanne’s blog. Be sure to stop by the blogs on Suzanne’s blog tour – many have copies of Amish Values for Your Family to give away.
But, wait there’s more! Suzanne is running a Bill Coleman caption contest during the month of August on her blog. Title one of Bill’s gorgeous photos for a chance to win a print from Bill’s Amish Photo site and/or a copy of Amish Values for Your Family.
Tour Dates: You can click Here to see other reviews of this book from the tour before today’s date.
Renee at Doorkeeper http://reneeannsmith.com/
Brynna at Joy Filled Living http://joyfilledmama.blogspot.com
Amanda at Talbert Report http://thetalbertreport.blogspot.com
Debbie at Christian Stay at Home Moms http://csahm.com
Claire at Country Mouse In The City http:countrymouseclaire.blogspot.com
The Literary Mama http://www.preslaysa.com
Dawn at Guiding Light Homeschool http://guidinglighths.com
Leland at The Cross Is All http://annawood.wordpress.com/
Kristie at Family Scrapbooks & Coffee http://needcoffeeplease.blogspot.com
Prerna at The Mom Writes http://www.themomwrites.com
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