Waiting on Wednesday (WOW) May 16 2012


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

 I just read about this book and it sound fascinating.  Here is my WOW:   

Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman

Here is what Goodreads says about the book:  

 Julie Charlton is at the breaking point. She’s overwhelmed and burned out,and in today’s unrelenting society, her kids are, too. 

When her sister-in-lawSusan, a Martha Stewart-in-training, lands the chance to participate in a reality TV series promoting simple living, and needs another family to join her, it seemslike the perfect opportunity. 

The location is an idyllic farm outside an Amish community in Tennessee. Julie, with her two children, joins Susan and her teenage daughter for a summer adventure. Susan needs to succeed in order to become self-sufficient after an ugly divorce, Julie needs to slow down long enough to remember whather priorities are and regain a sense of purpose and meaning. It becomes clear from the start that “living simple” is no simple matter. With the camera watching every move, Susan’s drive for perfection feels a lot like what they left behind, while Julie suddenly finds herself needing to stand up for slowing down. With each new challenge, their season of “going Amish” gets more and more complicated, as each woman learns unexpected lessons about herself and her family.

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