Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday 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. 
Almost AmishWhen 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.


Madigan Mirza said...

I've never read an "Amish" book - it seems like there's a whole subgenre of them!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, what an intriguing twist on the simple life....thanks for sharing.


ellepaulette said...

This does sound like it will be a wonderful book to read.

Thanks for sharing,
My WoW:

Ashley said...

This isn't normally my kind of book, but I have to admit that this one sounds really intriguing. It's like an inside look into a TV series, but from the participant's perspective. That's the part that's really interesting to me.

Thanks for sharing this one :) And thanks for stopping by my WoW!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

amish fiction is usually great!

Anonymous said...

I have never heard of it to be honest thanks for sharing =)

June G said...

I've never read Amish fiction, but this sounds good. Nice, fresh choice!

Maria said...

Love the cover and blurb for this book. Sounds like a really intriguing read.

Here's my WoW:

Hollie said...

Sounds really interesting, I'd never heard of it before today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lady Jaye said...

I've also never read an Amish book, although I've passed through Amish country. Thanks for highlighting it. It looks intriguing.

Monaliz said...

This actually sounds like a fun read :D Definitely have to chec it!

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by, new follower!

Monaliz @ Mind Reading?