Thursday, February 13, 2014

Review: My Amish Boyfriend by:Melody Carlson

My Amish Boyfriend
About the Book:
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 Nate Troyer enters the picture, she's ready to get an Amish makeover and even consider making it a permanent change. But does Nate 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.

About the Author:
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 www.melodycarlson.com.

My Review:
 Shannon is a 16 year old girl with a plan for her summer vacation. She and her best friend Merenda discuss it on the last day of school as they ride home on the bus. First part of her plan is to get her drivers license and the second part is to get a job. But as soon as Shannon gets home that day from school it seems that her neighbor Mrs. Wimple lets her in on the "real" plan for her summer. Shannon and Mrs. Wimple have been caring for Shannon's ailing mother for sometime now. So the very kindly neighbor along with Shannon's mother Anna have devised a plan that involves Shannon and her mom to stay with family about 5 hours away in Hochstetler in Ohio.

 Shannon feels like she is the parent in this situation and she wants her freedom. She even reasons with herself at maybe just placing her mom on the bus to leave and she, Shannon continuing on with her plan for the summer. But she soon realizes that that is not the best way to be, her mother needs her. Shannon soon finds out some family secrets about her mom. She even thinks she will have trouble adjusting to this kind of life, but soon some one crosses her path that could change her mind about the situation.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.