Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman

Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman is not your average Amish novel. And I'm so thankful for that! Finally, something other than Anne and Zebediah and their love forbidden by the ordnung. Finally, a book with words that everyone can understand and not have to revert to looking them up in the included glossary (does that bother anyone else, or just me?)

Almost Amish follows sisters-in-law Julie and Susan and their children as they join a reality TV show based on their Almost Amish summer. They're whisked away from their California life and plopped down on a farm in the middle of Tennessee Amish country. They're given tasks to do and challenges to complete (like a week without the limited electricity that was afforded to them). It was fun to see how they handled things and to watch their victories and failures. 

I enjoyed this novel from start to finish and was surprised that this idea hasn't been snatched up by network TV already. This is one that would truly be fun to watch.

Almost Amish is from Bethany House. Check it out!

This book was provided for review by Bethany House.

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