Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Simple Song By Melody Carlson Giveaway!

Katrina Yoder loves to sing, but her Amish parents view singing as vainglory and a sin. Katrina's best friend, Bekka, is convinced Katrina should try out for American Star, a televised singing competition that Bekka has been secretly watching. Katrina resists the temptation until her father's health worsens. He desperately needs a surgery the family cannot afford. Katrina decides she must go against her parents' wishes to win the money needed to help her father. But how will she handle herself as an Amish teenager out in the world?

Teen girls will be swept into the excitement as Katrina ventures out of her quiet Amish world to become a reality television star. Will she be successful? And will she be accepted back into her community when it's over?
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Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than 200 books, including The Jerk Magnet, Never Been Kissed, and Double Take. She recently received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon. Find out more at

I am a big fan of Melody. I really enjoyed this young adult book.
This book introduces the young adults, teens to the Amish genre in such away they are sure to fall in love with the Amish books after reading A Simple Song.
I recommend this wonderful teen fiction book.
I gave this book 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I want to get this for my granddaughters. Thanks for your review Mary.

  2. Sounds like a really good book to introduce younger people to the Amish in a more positive light than what they hear on tv.

    Thanks for great review Mary

    Cathy Weber

  3. Thanks ever so much for this wonderful contest. To be honest, I would like to read this book first and then give it to my cousin! Am I being selfish? I don't think so. I love the interview, the cover and the story line! Would love to win! Mary Lou K

  4. I would love to read this . Thinking it might good for my granddaughter also. Great review of the book.

    1. Diana, you are the WINNER! E-mail me your mailing address my e-mail is

  5. forgot my email
    Thanks. Mary Lou K

  6. Well I did not know that Melody wrote teen fiction to. Thanks for your review on this book Mary.

  7. Hope to win the book A Simple Song by Melody Carson. Shared on Facebook. forgot to mention this above. Mary Lou K

  8. Another wonderful review Mary!
    Would love to win A Simple Song by: Melody Carson!
    I have never tried any of Melody's books.

  9. Interesting review. I would love to win this. I think it sounds like a real fresh story-line.

  10. I would absolutely love to have this book! Amish fiction is my favorite genre. It would be a perfect addition to my rapidly growing library!

    Lisa Myers

  11. Would love to win this book and pass it on to my teen niece (after reading of course!!

    Johnda Scott

  12. Great review Mary! Thank you also for the giveaway. This book sounds like it would be a good read for my granddaughter.

    Judy B

  13. Sounds like a good book, Mary! Thanks for another great review!

  14. Thanks, Mary for this great review. I would love to win this book.

  15. Thanks for the great review Mary !!!! I want to read this book, it sounds terrific, thanks for the heads up !!!!! Please put my name in for the giveaway !! have a blessed day !!!!!!!!!

    Rosemary Foley

  16. You know I love to read Amish books .!!!!!!! Blessings Dana " Girl"

  17. I'd love to win this book! I love Amish books! Thanks for this chance.

  18. Sounds good to me. I have several teens. Please put my name in Mary! Thanks.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)ccom

  19. I would love to read this book. Sounds like a great story line! I enjoy reading Amish fiction.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com