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Sunday, December 26, 2010

New giveaway! Now I'm giving away Simply Sara by Hillary Manton Lodge!

For a chance to enter to win Simply Sara, this week's question follows the book's storyline. Have you ever left the culture you grew up in and visited a different culture (even for a short term mission?) How did you feel about your experience? Would you have wanted to grow up in the other culture, or were you glad you grew up in your own? I will pick a winner using the randomizer program next Sunday. Best wishes to you.

Simply Sara (Plain and Simple)

About the book:

Following up on Plain Jayne, a fun new look at Amish life from the outside in, author Hillary Manton Lodge continues with young Sara Burkholder’s perspective on English life and romance in Simply Sara.

Sara, who left her Amish family to live with Jayne, discovers that the English world is a bit more challenging than she expected. As she finds a job, buys English clothes, wears makeup, and learns to drive, she begins a journey to becoming the person she might have been had she not been born into an Amish family. But when romance becomes complicated and school proves difficult, Sara escapes to her Amish sister’s home, wondering if she should return to the life she left. Torn, she seeks answers in prayer, but is the God she is seeking the same in both worlds? What’s a quilt-making, fashion-loving, formerly Plain girl to do when a new way of life starts to change her?


Linda Kish said...

I am very happy to have grown up in my culture but I am fascinated by the cultures of others as well.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

PinkStuff28 said...

I've never left the culture you grew up in , but i would like to get to know other's culture . I do that through books :D

raluk.93 at gmail (doT) com

Tore said...

I am a follower and email subscriber. Sounds like a very good book I would love to read. Please enter me in contest.

apple blossom said...

No I can't say I've ever left the culture I grew up in.

I'd love a chance to win this book thanks
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Nancye said...

I left the Catholic culture/ religion I grew up in and decided to join the Christian Church when my husband and I were getting married.

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

CarolNWong said...

I never left the culture that I grew up in. Once in college, we were given the assignment to go to a church or temple that we don't go to and write up our experience. I had never been to a Lutheran Church so I picked that one for my assignment-not too different.


Anonymous said...

thanks for the opportunity to read this novel...and, no, i have never been a part of a 'different' culture.

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Martha A. said...

I am surprised that most of the readers have never left their culture!!! I have always been interested in other cultures, which probably accounts for the fact I married out of my culture.
My first experience was actually with Amish/ Mennonite culture as a young girl, then at 17, I visited Bolivia, SA. and learned about their culture. Later that year we had a Russian family stay with us and I became immersed in the Russian culture and lifestyle when I married a Russian young man, who immigrated her as a teen. I now attend church that is held in the Russian language and learned all about the differences. I have been in both own and his for over 13 years and I am still learning all the time!
I would love to read this book....I enjoyed the first one for the most part and this would be interesting to see how the author worked with it.

Maureen said...

I have experienced other cultures, what fun going to an real Italian dinner...with all the courses! I have also experience the Polish Culture going to polka dances and yummy food.
We have had exchange students from Costa Rica and Japan, and have enjoyed some of their Culture.


winterbabe98 said...

I have never left my culture, but have family from other cultures---such as my sister-in-law from China, and I learn about her country and culture that way!

barbs562 [at] gmail [dot] com

Merry said...

I love my American roots but have enjoyed experiences in Mexico, Moldova and Romania.
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

Michelle Sutton said...

and the winner is...

Linda Kish!

klassykleaning said...

I have lived in Germany for two and a half years after never leaving the states. I loved it! I learned the language blended in with the people and by the time I left no one believed I was an American.

Linda Eastlack

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