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"Cushman crafts strong characters that areeasy to connect with." --Romantic Times 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-law Susan, 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 seems like 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 what her 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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subject_facet Amish -- Fiction, Christian fiction, American, Self-realization in women -- Fiction, Tennessee -- Fiction
title_display Almost Amish : a novel
title_full Almost Amish, Almost Amish : a novel / Kathryn Cushman
title_short Almost Amish :
topic_facet Amish, Christian Fiction, Christian fiction, American, Fiction, Romance, Self-realization in women