Double Take

Madison Van Buren is tried of having her future being chosen by her parents. It is spring break. A time when Madison is suppose to have fun and get a break from thinking about her future. It is just Madison and the maid left at home. Madison jumps in her car and heads west. Madison has no plans. She just knows she needs to get away.

Anne Fisher lives in Amish Country. She is at an age, where the Amish allow the teens to make up their minds, if they want to leave or stay and embrace the Amish life. On her way to her Aunt's house to help deliver her baby, Anne meets Madison. Madison notices how very similar that she and Anne look and could pass as twins. She comes up with the idea that for one week, they switch lives. Madison and Anne will discover the answer to the question..." Is the grass greener on the other side?"

Double Take is the second book I have read by Melody Carlson. Mrs. Carlson writes for the teen readers. Though, I am not a teen, I do enjoy these books. She writes relatable topics that teens are experiencing. Amish stories are a favorite of mine to read. I thought that Mrs. Carlson did a good job portraying the life and the people, who live it. It was funny that Anne and Madison thought they were fooling people, when they weren't really. If you have a little time to spare, than you should check out Double Take.

“Available June 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington's, which is being considered for a TV movie. She is also the author of many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, Double Take, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her books in 2010 and 2011. She and her husband live in central Oregon. For more information about Melody visit her website at


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