I Chronicles 29:11 "Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all."

Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Review: Trading Secrets by Melody Carson

Trading Secret by Melody Carson is a sweet romance for teens or kids from even age 10. Through a misunderstanding because of her name, Micah's Amish penpal Zach thinks she is a boy. They have been writing for six years, and Micah feels he has become a good friend to her, even helping her through her mother's death.

The problem is, Zach has been invited to spend spring break with Micah. Luckily, or not so luckily, Zach is stuck at home helping his father finish the planting. He instead invites Micah to visit him on the farm, thinking if they both work together, it will get done faster. Micah is torn, and has to decide if she will tell Zach she is a girl, or show up dressed as a boy, and see how things pan out.

When Micah finds out Zach is struggling with being Amish and hiding his desire to further his education, she must decide if she will encourage him to leave and pursue his dreams, or stay on the farm she thinks is idyllic.

This story is very sweet. I enjoyed getting to know Zach's family, (mostly his sisters) and thought Micah was a very true representation of a young teen girl struggling to do what is right, even if it conflicts with her heart's desires.

I think this story is great for any young person, but will most likely appeal to girls. Highly recommended for teens and younger, not so much for the adult crowd.

I received this book free of charge from Revell in exchange for an honest review.


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