I really enjoy Melody Carlson. I have had the chance to interview her on my blogtalk radio show, The G-ZONE, a little while back; here is the link:
I really enjoyed our discussion and had a nice time talking with her, so when the opportunity came up to read her novel I took a leap at it, why not, I love Amish people too. Here is what is going on in this novel:
“It's spring break of her senior year and Madison Van Buren is fed up. Stressed over Ivy League pressure, her parents' marital problems, and her boyfriend's neglect, Madison gets in her car and drives west. 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. Suddenly, worlds collide when Madison and Anna meet in a small town, realize they look uncannily similar, and decide the grass is definitely greener on the other side.
Readers will love this funny and provocative tale of switching places from bestselling author Melody Carlson. As they get a glimpse into two very different worlds, they may find themselves happy to be just who they are, where they are.”
This is a blend of a few different stories it seems, but the thing of it is, Melody Carlson puts a nice spin and take on a tired story of two people that seem to have it all yet cannot seem to grasp that thought. I like the many different themes she weaves into her plotline and executes it with ease. The different undertones and currents flow well and I was very happy to have gotten this read, as it brings home many important points about self and our place in things. It is that time of the year, to be going to the beach, chilling by the pool, or just to kick back and enjoy a good novel; this is one of those, grab it and have a great time.
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