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Double Take: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Great book!

This book was so good. I read the whole thing in one day! These two girls switch lives and learn how to live a totally different life. Some parts were kinda predictable but mostly ft me wondering..........its so good and the ending was great. I loove melody. She has bee...
This book was so good. I read the whole thing in one day! These two girls switch lives and learn how to live a totally different life. Some parts were kinda predictable but mostly ft me wondering..........its so good and the ending was great. I loove melody. She has been my favorite author ever since crhristmas last year wen i was intoduced to her diary of a teenage girl series!!definitely get this book an others. I look forward to purchasing way more from her on my nook!!

posted by 9748693 on September 13, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Cute & charming

I was really excited to receive this book for review---I love Amish stories and I the thought of an Amish & "Englisher" girl trading places sounding fascinating. So I had high expectations when I sat down to read Double Take.

It's understandable that an "Englisher" g...
I was really excited to receive this book for review---I love Amish stories and I the thought of an Amish & "Englisher" girl trading places sounding fascinating. So I had high expectations when I sat down to read Double Take.

It's understandable that an "Englisher" girl would want to leave the hustle & bustle of her high-profile, fancy life in New York City provided by her wealthy parents. But going Amish? Hmmm...interesting choice! It's also plausible that a young, Amish girl would want to get out & see the world past her community. But making a snap decision to trade lives with someone you don't know or trust? Even more of an interesting choice.

It's amazing to me that a young lady from NYC has absolutely no ability in the homemaking arena-it's totally different than the life I know but maybe it's true. Who doesn't know how to make eggs? Yes, the stove is different but... As for an Amish girl to go into the big city, I can see how intimidating that can be!! However it was fun reading about each of their experiences-it's something we would never think of.

The biggest part of the book, in my opinion, was seeing how the girls changed. For Madison, she went from a spoiled, self-centered material girl to a praying, more compassionate and honest young lady. Amish Anna realized there is more to true love than a romantic vision and that life doesn't always come out the way you want it to. They both came through the switch more kind-hearted and considerate toward others along with getting more self-esteem for themselves.

There wasn't a lot of background on the Amish lifestyle so if this is your first Amish book, it could be confusing. Beside the fact that Amish are fairly timid, it's hard to believe that an Amish girl would do what Anna did. But then, this is fiction! The story is a quick and easy read with a few chuckles and some hard-to-believe situations but all in all, I'd give it a 3 out of 5 stars just because I could lay by the pool & have some mindless reading fun.

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

I received this book free from Revell as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

posted by BaronBookReview on June 27, 2011

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

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    Cute & charming

    I was really excited to receive this book for review---I love Amish stories and I the thought of an Amish & "Englisher" girl trading places sounding fascinating. So I had high expectations when I sat down to read Double Take.

    It's understandable that an "Englisher" girl would want to leave the hustle & bustle of her high-profile, fancy life in New York City provided by her wealthy parents. But going Amish? Hmmm...interesting choice! It's also plausible that a young, Amish girl would want to get out & see the world past her community. But making a snap decision to trade lives with someone you don't know or trust? Even more of an interesting choice.

    It's amazing to me that a young lady from NYC has absolutely no ability in the homemaking arena-it's totally different than the life I know but maybe it's true. Who doesn't know how to make eggs? Yes, the stove is different but... As for an Amish girl to go into the big city, I can see how intimidating that can be!! However it was fun reading about each of their experiences-it's something we would never think of.

    The biggest part of the book, in my opinion, was seeing how the girls changed. For Madison, she went from a spoiled, self-centered material girl to a praying, more compassionate and honest young lady. Amish Anna realized there is more to true love than a romantic vision and that life doesn't always come out the way you want it to. They both came through the switch more kind-hearted and considerate toward others along with getting more self-esteem for themselves.

    There wasn't a lot of background on the Amish lifestyle so if this is your first Amish book, it could be confusing. Beside the fact that Amish are fairly timid, it's hard to believe that an Amish girl would do what Anna did. But then, this is fiction! The story is a quick and easy read with a few chuckles and some hard-to-believe situations but all in all, I'd give it a 3 out of 5 stars just because I could lay by the pool & have some mindless reading fun.

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

    I received this book free from Revell as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 9, 2014

    Good Book

    I am one of Melody's biggest fans and enjoy her books so much! This one was great!

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