Choices to Live By: Author Walks Away from Mennonite Culture

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Author exposes the consequences and rewards following her decision to leave her family’s farm in new book.

I want my story to be an inspiration to those who find themselves being ensnared in the hurt caused by close family members, the people they thought would care about them most.

When Amanda Farmer left her family’s farming business she had no idea it would mean ultimately being disowned by her family. At the age of 29 Amanda was ready to discover life outside of the Mennonite culture she was raised in. In her memoir, “No Longer a Child of Promise,” Author Amanda Farmer shares her story of escaping the tight reign of her father and wrestles with facing the rejection and betrayal that follows.

“No Longer a Child of Promise: A Sequel to If You Leave This Farm” details the raw emotions Farmer feels as she experiences heartache and rejection imposed by her family. Farmer grew up in a Mennonite household where her future as a farmer had already been planned for her. When she decided this was not the life she wanted for herself, Amanda found herself being cut off from the rest of her family. Through trying to make amends with her family Amanda has learned hard life lessons about the inner workings of family relationships and the importance of addressing family issues before they can get passed down to future generations.

“I want my story to be an inspiration to those who find themselves being ensnared in the hurt caused by close family members, the people they thought would care about them most,” said Farmer. “By sharing my story I hope to help people recognize patterns in their own behavior that have the potential to cause estrangement and make changes before their family is destroyed.”

As the author shares her story, readers who have experienced similar family situations will feel supported and gain the courage to choose their own path.

For more information, visit: http://www.farmgirlwriter.com

“No Longer a Child of Promise”
Amanda Farmer
ISBN: 978-1-4808-2086-9
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Archway Publishing

About the author
Amanda Farmer lived and worked on her family's Mennonite farm until she was twenty nine. She earned a master's degree in Nurse Anesthesia in 2007 and currently works in that profession. Amanda and her husband have an adult daughter and reside on a hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. This is her second book.

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812.322.1569
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