Rayleigh’s Review: Trading Secrets by Melody Carlson

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The Synopsis:

Back in fifth grade, Micah Knight got an Amish pen pal, and over the years, they’ve exchanged many letters–and many secrets. At age seventeen, Micah finally has the chance to meet her pen pal face-to-face. The only problem is that because of confusion about her name when the pen pals were assigned, her pen pal was a boy, Zack Miller. And all this time, Micah’s never told Zack that she’s actually a girl! While she wants nothing more than to experience life on Zack’s Amish farm, she’s afraid he’ll hate her for deceiving him all these years. But she makes up her mind to face the music–and that’s where the fun really begins.
Bestselling author Melody Carlson brings young adults another fascinating tale of worlds colliding, secrets being revealed, and friendships forming. Teens will love this story of miscommunication and mishaps along the way to the truth.

My Review:

I apologize at the lateness of this review, I had a 2 day long (very, very long) speech tournament this past weekend that did not allow for any time to write a book review. *Yes, there is a post coming up with details 😉    *

As I mentioned in my last review, (The Christmas Cat by Melody Carlson), I am a fan of Melody’s writings because they are fun reads. Not always necessarily “funny”, but you can normally pick up one of her books and curl up by the fireplace and enjoy a nice light read. Trading Secrets was exactly that, a cute book that I enjoyed spending time on. The plot was an interesting one as I have never seen anything like this in an any other Amish Fiction book, the plot is what immediately grabbed my attention, the cover also played a part (Isn’t it pretty?!). Though this book is not a part of a series, Melody does have a few books that are similar to Trading Secrets in ways such as the cover and plot (meaning Amish teens/young adults). Though I enjoyed reading Trading Secrets, I did find a few scenes to be slightly cheesy, but this is probably what made the book such a light read.

Overall, I rate Trading Secrets 4 out of 5 stars and can assure you that should another of Melody’s books become available for review, I will be requesting it!

“I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”

Author Bio/ Website:

Melody Carlson

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 book, The Christmas Bus.

She also writes many teen books, including 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 Notes from a Spinning Planet series and Finding Alice, which is in production as a Lifetime Television movie. She and her husband serve on the Young Life adult committee in central Oregon.

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