Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Amish Boyfriend by Melody Carlson

Shannon had her summer lined up. A job, her friends, a car, it was all coming together. Only, Shannon's Mom is sick. Her Dad has passed, he is in Heaven, and now with her Mom feeling bad this "average" teenage girl finds her entire life uprooted! She is having to be a Mother to her Mother. (I have walked that, but I was a bit older than Shannon when it happened.) Shannon isn't wild about that. It means a good deal of sacrifice.

To top that off, her Mom announces they are headed to the Amish in Ohio. Little did she ever expect to find out she has Amish Grandparents! Never did she think that her mother would take them there, or that her Mother has had living parents this entire time! It is hard, and she doesn't fit in, so she is working extremely hard to please these Grandparents she has never met in the last 16 years of her life.

But then again, there is Ezra. He stole her heart very quickly. He might be enough motivation to become Amish, though that might not be why you are suppose to convert. Deeper yet is the issue that if her Mother is to live, Shannon has to make some hard grown up decisions that will change her life forever. Shannon is indeed, "coming of age", but not in the way that most children do.

Melody Carlson did a wonderful job, yet again.
Thank you Revell for my copy of this book for review!
Carol :)

Sixteen-year-old Shannon McNamara has exciting plans for the summer, and she can't wait to get to them. Unbeknownst to her, however, her widowed and ailing mother has plans of her own--to relocate them both to the heart of Amish country in Ohio where she has relatives who can look after her. Shannon quickly learns that living a "simple" life is actually a lot of hard work. But when a hot young Amish guy named Ezra enters the picture, she's ready to get an Amish makeover and even consider making it a permanent change. But does Ezra share her attraction? Will Shannon really make the jump into this new way of life? And will it be for the right reasons?

Teen favorite Melody Carlson brings fans another sweet story of worlds--and families--colliding, exploring themes important to teen girls through an engaging tale.
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Author Bio
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than two hundred books, including the Life at Kingston High series, The Dating Games series, Double Take, and A Simple Song. She has received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon. Find out more at

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