It is common to hear stories about people who leave the Amish, but it is rare to hear stories about outsiders who actually join the Amish. Sherry Gore, however, is one of those rare individuals who chose to completely change her life and become part of the Amish community. In The Plain Choice: A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life, Gore talks about the events that led her to choose the Amish lifestyle. Through captivating stories, she paints an interesting picture as to what her Amish life looks like.
Though she dons the traditional Amish clothes and is a practicing Anabaptist, Gore is not the stereotypical Amish woman; she has electricity and an internet connection (as some Amish people do) and she is nationally known for her cookbooks. This makes it more understandable why Gore would leave her “English” life behind; she has been able to benefit from the Amish lifestyle while still holding onto some modern conveniences. Personally, I really enjoyed reading about Gore’s life story, and I am glad she was able to find a life of peace, happiness, and fulfillment. The book is not only an inside look into Amish culture, but it is also the tale of a woman who looks for hope, and finds it in a unique yet fulfilling way.
The Plain Choice is available on Amazon beginning August 25, and is now available for pre-order.