- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Revell (February 4, 2014)
- ISBN-13: 978-0800722265
Shannon's summer just got a whole lot more . . . Amish?
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 was another good teen book by this author. In this story Shannon and her mom go back to Amish country where her mom was raised hoping to help her mom get better. Her mom is disabled with vertigo like symptoms and they are barely making it. Shannon has no clue her mom was raised Amish until they get there. Once there her grandparents help her take care of her mother even though they do not approve of their lifestyle. Shannon goes to stay next door with her Aunt and cousins. She starts making a few friends like Ezra. He is cute, Amish, and flirts with her. But it is not that simple. He used to go with her cousin. In the background her mother is still ill and they end up taking her to a new doctor who gives a new diagnosis and treatment plan. The conclusion is satisfying. Recommended to fans of teen Amish books.
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.
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