Sunday, April 10, 2011

Double Shot by Erynn Mangum

Maya Davis has a lot on her mind lately. Her engagement to Jack was supposed to be a wonderful prelude to marital bliss. However, planning a wedding is stressful and a new job opportunity for Jack is threatening their unity. On top of that, Maya has to deal with a busy job, premarital counseling, and the emotional roller coaster that her nephew's premature birth put her on. Will she be able to completely trust God before her life completely unravels?

Double Shot by Erynn Mangum is an enjoyable read geared toward teens and twenty-somethings. Despite all the issues Maya has, the book feels light and playful. On one hand, this is good because it makes the book a fun and easy read. On the other hand, Double Shot has some important spiritual lessons that get a little lost in the lightness of the book. I think if the book was somehow made to be more poignant, it would be more effective.

The entire time I was reading Double Shot I kept thinking that if a movie was ever made of it, Anne Hathaway should play Maya. She reminded me so much of Anne's character, Mia, in The Princess Diaries. Their names are even sound similar! (Double Shot's plot is nothing like The Princess Diaries.)

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