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Anything But Simple Review and Giveaway

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The latest review and giveaway for Anything But Simple was recently posted by my friend and name twin, Luci. I enjoyed reading what she had to say about me almost more than I enjoyed reading what she had to say about the book. I felt I got a glimpse of myself through someone else’s eyes, and since she has an art for writing both authentically and kindly, I didn’t feel either humiliated or buttered up, just…understood.

Her perspective of the book is also revealing. She writes: “To put your voice out there is courage. You might wonder at the quirkiness of parts of this book and disagree vehemently with others. But I think you will enjoy the ride.”

To read the rest of her review and enter your name in the giveaway, visit her blog at:


  1. I put my name in for the free book even though I am reading it…. loaned from a friend (Us frugal Mennonites, eh?) I am Luci’s sister and enjoyed her review too. I go to church with lots of ex-Sheldonites so forgive me if I ask them who the people REALLY were in your book. I am enjoying it SO much…the parts about your struggles with doubt (I went to college too and know all about finding out about the “other” world out there and feeling like I could never quite belong wholely in either world after that experience. I still feel that way at 50! ) I love your writing style and your candidness. I have been thinking that we so desperately need some books written from Mennonite women’s perspectives that are really honest about some of our struggles and not just another pious Rod and Staff book, and here one was written! Did you know that your brother-in-law Jeff is also Luci’s and my first cousin? You probably made that connection long ago. We met them at the Science Museum in Phoenix and I was astonished when they came up and told us who they were!!

    1. Good to hear from you, Twila. There is no shame or “cheapness” in passing books around. 🙂 I always think that is part of the value and longevity of a book, that many people can share it. I am glad you are enjoying it, and feel free to ask all the questions you want. Yes, honesty is valuable to me. And no, I did NOT know that my brother-in-law is related to my friend Luci. We can’t go anywhere to get away from relatives, can we? At least not if we’re Mennonite. 😉

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