Thursday, March 19, 2015

Trading Secrets by Melody Carlson

I am not sure if it is very common today, but I remember the pen-pal days. As a matter of fact, I had a few myself, but none were Amish. And definitely not any Amish boys!! Although that would have been quite interesting to say the least. I think I would have enjoyed that.

Melody has a way of writing Amish books. I kind of got burnt out on the old boy meets girl Amish romance, but her books are intriguing and interesting! This one in particular kept me reading and turning pages til the very end!
Micah Knight has had an Amish pen-pal since grade school. Nothing too strange about that, right? Well, actually it is a little odd. This Amish kid - well actually he is 18 now -is a boy. Most boys don't like to write, but Zach does. And he enjoys most of the same things Micah does- flying, baseball, bikes, etc.. And although their lives are completely different they have been writing for years and have grown quite a close friendship.
Zach's latest letter has just revealed that he is going to be coming for a visit. Their first meeting!! Micah should be all excited, because this is a dream come true, except....
Micah is a girl!!! And Zach has no idea!!!
Now honestly, I feel like too much else said will totally ruin the plot!
How does she reveal her secret? How does Zach react? Will they still be friends?
This book is fun and easy to read. At best it took me a couple days, and that was doing my regular routine along with it, or I probably could have read it in one.  The plot is interesting and witty. Melody keeps you guessing pretty much through the whole book. The ending is quite unexpected.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

This book would be a great teen read.
And is available at the following locations:
AmazonCBDBarnes and NobleDeeper Shopping (great value at just $8.44)

I received this book from the author and in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are my own and I was not asked to review this book positively. 

About the Author:
 Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books (with sales around 6.5 million) for teens, women and children. That's a lot of books, but mostly she considers herself a "storyteller." Her novels range from serious issues like schizophrenia (Finding Alice) to lighter topics like house-flipping (A Mile in My Flip-Flops) but most of the inspiration behind her fiction comes right out of real life. Her young adult novels (Diary of a Teenage Girl, TrueColors etc.) appeal to teenage girls around the world. Her annual Christmas novellas become more popular each year. She's won a number of awards (including Romantic Time's Career Achievement Award, the Rita and the Gold Medallion) and some of her books have been optioned for film/TV. Carlson has two grown sons and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and yellow Lab dog. To find out more about Melody Carlson, visit her website at

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy reading your reviews! I use them to help me write my blog better. This book sounds good. I love books with an amish background.


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