Double Take by Melody Carlson
Young Socialite Switches Places with Amish Girl to Escape Manhattan Scene!
“Why does everything have to be so complicated?” Madison shook her Blackberry at her mom…
“I’m sick of it…I can’t take it anymore…”
Anna Fisher was bored. But she knew better than to say that out loud – especially when everyone was
busy with farming and fixing and all the additional chores that came with springtime.
Bestselling author Melody Carlson takes readers into the worlds of a socialite and an Amish girl
struggling with who they are in Double Take (ISBN: 978-0-8007-1964-7, June 2011, $9.99). Have you
ever wondered what would happen if you could switch your life with someone else
for just one day? Readers will live the one-week experiences of a bored Amish girl and stressed out
socialite when they decide to switch places in Double Take.
Spring break has arrived. It’s her senior year, and Madison VanBuren is fed up with her surroundings
and the pressures of life. Stressed out over choosing an Ivy League school that will please her parents,
their marital problems, and her boyfriend's pressure, Madison gets in her car and
Meanwhile, eighteen-year-old Anna Fisher wants to escape the so-called simple life- -which for her
consists of caring for younger siblings, sewing, cooking, and gardening--and she's well aware that
her future will simply be more of the same with a man she doesn't love.
Madison and Anna stumble into each other in a small town. Realizing their looks
are uncannily similar, they both think their lives are boring. Thinking the grass is greener on the other
side, they make a decision that will transform them forever and switch lives for one week.
Readers will love this funny and provocative tale of switching places from bestselling author Melody
Carlson. As they get a glimpse and understanding of these two very different worlds. They may find
themselves happy to be just who they are, and where they are.
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas
novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling books, Christmas at
Harrington’s and The Christmas Bus. She also writes many teen books, including Just Another Girl,
Anything but Normal, the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House
Girls series. Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the
inspirational market for her books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and several books which
are being considered for TV movies. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult
committee in central Oregon.
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to
everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their
partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.
I love Melody Carlson's writing. I can sit down an read her books in just about one sitting. This book did take me a little longer then it normally does. The book is a cute one, so no need to worry about it being a bad book . This books is about what happens when 2 worlds collide. You know when you wish you had a look alike to take your place for a day. I can't say that this book is a must read, but it is a cute story.
Thank You Revell for this book!