(Book Review) Mennonite Meets Mr. Right

Mennonite Meets Mr. RightReviewed by: Elizabeth Tenney, Mt. Pleasant, MI



Title: Mennonite Meets Mr. Right

Author: Rhoda Janzen

Publisher: Hatchette Book Group, Inc.; NY

Publication Date: October 15, 2013

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 263 pages (including reading group guide)


This memoir picks up where Janzen’s previous book, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, leaves off. She has met “Mr. Right” and the relationship is progressing. One of the surprising things she finds about her new “truck driver, weight lifting” guy, is that he has a strong Christian faith and is committed to his church.

Since she has spent her life, up to this point, trying to separate herself from the faith of her family of origin, this new circumstance is a little uncomfortable for her at first, but she gradually comes to embrace it.

Just as the couple begins to get serious, she finds out she has cancer. Mitch vows to stay with her through her illness, and eventually they get married. The best part of this book is the positive happy ending, where she she survives her illness and has built a Christ-centered life with Mr. Right.


Rating (1 to 5)

4 out of 5 stars

Suggested Audience

A 24-35 audience of will appreciate the progression of the relationship from the adult dating scene through to the steady development of marriage.

Christian Impact

The book follows her growth of faith through both adversity and the love of a Godly man. It is a great example of a healthy Christ-centered relationship and the healing positivity of strong faith.

Other Notes

This title includes a reading group guide.

See companion review on Mennonite in a Little Black Dress posted 9/29/15

Elizabeth Tenney is a long time public library worker and lover of reading.

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