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Maya and Jack's relationship has blossomed into an engagement. Everything should be perfect now...right?
Now that Maya is engaged to Jack, the love of her life, everything should be perfect, but actually, it’s the opposite. Maya must trust that God is in control even when things seem to be a disastrous mess.
This fiction novel uses the power of story and humor to challenge teens to discover the relevance of faith in their lives. This fun, lighthearted read promotes trust in God.
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I absolutly love the Maya Davis Sereis I can not wait to get my mands on this book
5/17/2012 10:49:54 AM
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.)
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
4/10/2011 2:58:41 PM
A Refreshing Story About Relationships
Double Shot by Erynn Mangum is the last of the Maya Davis Novel series published by NavPress. Maya Davis, who is now engaged to the love of her life, Jack, believes that all will go well from then on. Little did she know that planning their wedding is a complicated matter by itself. Add to that the prospect of a major life change brought on by getting married. But when Jack is offered a better job which entails a transfer to another city, Maya begins to doubt if marrying Jack is God’s will for her. She is resistant to the thought of having to leave her family, her job and her church family. What will she do?
Double Shot is a feel-good story that is appropriate for the older teens and the mature singles. The manner in which Jack and Maya carried on in their relationship is very refreshing. Jack and Maya have promised to each other that they will wait until getting married to be intimate. So they spend their time working hard, getting to know each other better, caring for their family and ministering to others in their church.
I have not read the other books in this series, but I believe that each book can stand on its own. There are no parts where I have wondered what happened in the past books, and I think that’s a good thing. It is good to read a book about Christian singles who have made loving and serving God a vital part of their lives. I love the family dynamics shown in this book where love flows in and through the whole family. The relationships with their friends and churchmates are a joy to read about. I would highly recommend this book for parents to get for their growing teens and for Christian singles.
Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book by NavPress in exchange for a review.
2/9/2011 6:33:07 AM
Bring on more!
I LOVE Erynn Mangum’s books! I have both complete sets that she has written and have gotten others hooked on them too. :) They are funny, witty, easy-reading and yet her character’s faith as it impacts their daily life is intricately woven into the stories. When this book came up for review, I asked my husband and my brother to each buy me one of the other two for Christmas so that I could have the whole set and read them in order. :)
2/8/2011 5:33:36 PM
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Hate to see this series end!
Double Shot" is the third and final book in the Maya Davis series written by Erynn Mangum. I have come to love the characters in this series of books and was sad to see the end.
In this installment Maya is facing several life changing events, her best friend and room mate Jen has just gotten married so Maya is faced with living alone for the first time, although her loyal friend and canine companion Calvin is with her. She is engaged to her boyfriend Jack and is in a frenzy of planning her own wedding, throw in to the mix the fact that her brother and sister-in-law just had a preemie baby, and you would think there is plenty enough going on to keep the readers turning the pages, but add to all this the fact that Jack just might get a job that will take them several hundred miles from their friends and family, and you have a story that has you turning the pages as fast as you can to see how things will ultimately work out!
I think my favorite thing about the Maya Davis series is that the characters seem so real to life, they are a twenties something group, and have ups and downs like we all do. Maya is such a down to earth person, who has no problems laughing at herself upon occasion. Maya's pastor, Andrew, is so funny, and I kept hoping he would finally ask out Liz. I also enjoy how the author weaves in the issues of faith, and God into this series, the idea of Wed night Bible study seems so normal for this group.
While this is the third in a series it can easily be read as a stand alone book, although I would suggest reading the entire series so that you can experience the entire relationship of Jack and Maya!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NavPress in exchange for an honest review.
1/30/2011 2:36:57 PM