Book Review: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress


Mennonite in a Little Black Dress is a memoir by Rhoda Janzen. The book starts with her husband leaving her for a man & her getting in a car wreck that results in having to move back in with her Mennonite parents until she gets back on her feet.

She obviously writes about her ex-husband & their 15-year marriage, mostly about how bad it was in hindsight, but the book is more about her reconnecting with her parents, her siblings, & her Mennonite roots. Her relationship with her mother is the best part of the book. Her mother is hilarious.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I think a lot of women will identify with the relationships between her, her sister & her mother. It's a lot shorter than it seems as the last part of the book is kind of a 'Mennonite for Dummies' section with history, definitions, recipes, etc. It's a quick read & well worth it in my opinion.

Thanks for the recommendation, Kathy!

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