Saturday, July 28, 2012
Crossing Over: One Woman's Escape from Amish Life by Ruth Irene Garrett with Rick Farrant
Irene tells her story of growing up in an Amish family with an angry, abusive father,and subservient mother. Eventually, she fell in love with the English van driver that her family hired, even though he was over 20 years older than her and she ran off with him and married him. When she wrote the book she was happy with her husband and with the Lutheran church that she had joined. She still missed her family and wished they could reconcile peacefully.