Revell Book Review: My Amish Boyfriend by Melody Carlson

Posted 16 February, 2014 by Molly in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Title: My Amish Boyfriend
Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: Revell Books
Sub-Genre: Christian Amish YA Romance
Length: 352 pages
Rating: 4 stars

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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.


Molly’s Review:
Melody Carlson is back and great as ever with another fabulous young adult novel! I love her Amish stories. They are always written so wonderfully and take you to the heart of simple living. This novel was full of characters that steal your heart and situations that had you praying for the characters.

Shannon is a character I won’t soon forget. Bless her heart, she had it all planned out how her summer was going to go and then she gets news that sets it all back. I could feel her struggle with doing what was right, and what she felt she wanted to do. But, when she finally figured it out, well, let’s just say this sweet character was fun to follow!

Ezra’s character was chiseled nicely as well. He really brought out the shine when he was near Shannon and he quickly stole my heart! I wanted to hug him, and bless him so many times! He was a wonderful addition to the story!

If you love Amish settings, and characters that are full of quirkiness and fun, then Ms. Carlson’s new release is for you. Worthy of 4 stars and bookshelf keeper status, this story will have you wrapped up in all the goodness of simple living, and the sacrifices that come with it. I definitely recommend this novel to all, not just young adults! Well done, Ms. Carlson!

**Disclaimer: This book has been provided to Reviews By Molly free of charge by Revell Books,a division of Baker Publishing Group,in exchange for an honest review of this title. No money has been exchanged for this review. This review reflects the opinion of the individual reviewer and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any other RBM reviewer or this blog’s owner, editor or administrator.

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Posted 16 February, 2014 by Molly in Book Reviews / 1 Comment


One response to “Revell Book Review: My Amish Boyfriend by Melody Carlson

  1. I’ve been wanting to read this book so much! Melody Carlson is such a great author. I love going to the Amish Country in Ohio with my grandparents every year, and am fascinated with their lifestyle!

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