Double Shot

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
I’m almost blinded by tears as I drive. God, this couldn’t possibly be Your will. I sniffle as I drive, swiping away my tears. I feel guilty that Jack is so excited and I am so not. I am shocked that he would even get excited over something that would involve this.

Book: Double Shot by Erynn Mangum, Nav Press, 2010
Genre: Romance
Target Audience: Girls 19-30
Subjects: God’s will, engagement, friendships
Summary: Life is going great. Dreams are coming true and hope is alive and well. Then tragedy strikes a family member and Jack’s dreams come true in the form of an offer that could rock Maya’s whole world. She has no doubt it is not God’s will though. God would not ask something like that of her… would He?
Notes: First, a note about the target audience. As far as I can tell, this book is supposedly for teens, but the character is an adult woman. There are not teens in the story. It’s more a book for young adults – twenties or early thirties. However, as it is marketed to teens and placed with teen books in the bookstore, I’ll review it. Next, this book starts out as just fun to read, but has a tough twist later in the book. Maya is asked to make a very difficult decision and it leads into some interesting looks at how to find God’s will and the sacrifice one sometimes has to make for someone you love.
Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.


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