BOOK REVIEW: My Amish Boyfriend, by Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson has done it again!  I can’t say enough about this deft handling of the whole “Amish fiction thing”. Carlson brings it! This is one of those YA/teen reads that is thoroughly satisfying for the adult reader as well. Jump right into caring about Shannon and her mother (whose mysterious ailment adds tension and conflict in surprising ways) who journey back to mom’s Amish roots when they need care only a family can give.

In no way idolizing the Amish, Carlson paints a fair portrait of a slice of Amish culture, practices, and problems. I won’t tell too much, because I don’t want to spoil your fun.

From the blurb:  Shannon McNamara has exciting plans for the summer–getting her driver’s license, a job, and more–and she can’t wait to dive in. But her ill mother has plans of her own: to relocate them both to the heart of Amish country in Ohio where she has relatives who can help her.

Turns out a “simple” life is actually a lot of hard work. But when a hot young Amish guy named Ezra enters the picture, Shannon’s ready to get an Amish makeover and even consider making it a permanent change. Will these plans come crashing down around her too? Or can she really make the jump into a whole new way of life?

Teen favorite Melody Carlson brings fans another surprising story of worlds–and families–colliding.

This lightly humorous read has my full endorsement! Enjoy!

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