August 17, 2012

Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman

Julie hates her life. She finally admits it. All the other mothers have it together, and they are not half as stressed out as she is. She is just trying to be the best wife and mother she can, but when her best is not good enough, she hopes and prays for a simpler life.
Susan is perfect. Unlike her unkempt sister-in-law Julie, Susan has her life together. Despite the fact that her husband left her for a younger woman and her daughter is pulling farther and farther away.
When the opportunity arises for Julie and Susan to become “almost Amish” for a tv show, they both say yes, and pack their families up to live a simpler life. As time goes on, however, they realize that a simple life is not as simple as it was thought to be.
I liked:
The way the book was written. It jumped from Susan to Julie perfectly, without a hint of a rift.
The prologue/epilogue. They fit together SO well. I absolutely adored it.
The dialogue. It was realistic, and the way the author wrote is was seamless.
I disliked:
I really liked the entire book, although it was not too much of a cliffhanger.  
Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever thought it might be fun to live like the Amish for a period of time. It is definitely worth your time to read this book!
Thanks to the publisher for letting me review this book for free in exchange for this honest review.

1 comment:

Shelley said...

Nice book review Libbi! Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it! :)