Overcommitted and overwhelmed, Julie Charlton is at the breaking point.
She knows she should feel blessed as a mother and wife — but she just
feels exhausted. And then, the miraculous happens. Her sister-in-law
Susan, a Martha Stewart-in-training, lands the chance to participate in a
reality TV series about trying to live like the Amish and needs another
family to join her. It’s just the break Julie needs.
But the summer adventure in simple living soon proves anything but
simple. 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. Whether it’s
cooking, cleaning, or dressing differently, each new Amish challenge
raises new complications … and soon each woman learns unexpected
lessons about herself and her family.