Dorcas Smucker. I first heard about her work from my friend Christine. Dorcas writing makes me laugh and you know I am a fan of that. She also has a way of turning everyday moments into thought pondering truths.
After only a few pages into this book I found myself laughing out loud (LOL you know) and before I knew it there were tears in my eyes because she made an important point that spoke to the heart. My heart.
Dorcas' writing style has been compared to Erma Bombeck. The Lancaster Paper once wrote an article on her titled, "Bombeck in a Bonnet?" Dorcas was raised Amish. She is now the wife of a Mennonite preacher and a mother to six children.
I read more than one paragraph out loud to Nate. In the chapter, "Characters in a Larger Story" Stories were being shared at a reunion.
"... and John told a nail-biter story about the time he decided to tease
cousin Todd, in a wheelchair with muscular dystrophy, by steering him
right to the edge of the bank. John had us all digging our heals into
the creek bank right along with him as the much heavier Todd slid down
the bank and then toppled over into 6 feet of water."
Of course I read one more paragraph in this story to Nate to let him know that Todd was OK and made it out of the water. But we just looked at each other and laughed, but were mostly terrified when we think of the stunts our children might pull. There are stories of Dorcas at the ACE conventions cheering for her children that make me smile and hope that I can be a Mom to teenagers like she is.
So, I loved her new book and I think that you will too...
If you would like to purchase this book you can do that online at Amazon.
If you are interested in purchasing this directly from the author you can send Dorcas a check for $15, this includes the postage:
31148 Substation Drive
Harrisburg, OR 97446
Dorcas also has a special right now. All 4 of her books for $40.00. Again, postage is included in that price.
I am happy to give away her newest book. If you would like a chance to win this book:
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I will end the giveaway Wednesday evening, November 21. I'll draw a name using the random number generator, whala.... we will have a winner.
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