Trading Secrets

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The truth may set you free--but it might also land you in some uncomfortably hot water.

Over the years, Micah Knight has exchanged many letters--and many secrets--with her longtime Amish pen pal, Zach. But Micah's kept quiet on the biggest secret of all--the fact that despite her name, she's a girl.

Now Micah finally has the chance to meet her pen pal face-to-face. She wants nothing more than to experience life on Zach's Amish farm, but she's more than a little anxious. Will he be angry at her for deceiving him all these years? And will she risk losing his friendship to find something more?

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than two hundred books, including the Dating Games series, the Life at Kingston High series, Double Take, A Simple Song, and My Amish Boyfriend. She has received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon. Learn more at

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  1. Melody Carlson

    Melody Carlson

    Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of more than 250 books with sales of more than 7.5 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and contemporary romances. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement...

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Praise for My Amish Boyfriend

"Enjoyable and heart-touching read. Carlson really captured the essence of a child caring for a parent as if their roles were reversed. It is an amazing job. She nailed it."--The Christian Manifesto, 5/5 rating, 2014 Lime Award Nominee

Praise for
A Simple Song

"Carlson hits all the right notes in this wonderful story that grips you from the beginning and does not let go. The imagery and characters are fully developed, and Katrina's amazement at the conveniences we take for granted is eye-opening and touching. This is the perfect book for all ages to curl up with this summer."--RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, Top Pick

Praise for Double Take

"This smoothly plotted story about seeing life from another's point of view will leave you feeling good and looking for more books from this creative and talented author."--Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series

"This remarkable novel . . . was refreshing to read . . . with a new twist to the plot--mistaken identities."--Marijane Troyer, The Budget

"One important aspect of the book is the message of judging others, which Carlson covers with a light touch that leaves a deep impression. This is an entertaining read, one Carlson fans will undoubtedly appreciate."--Christian Library Journal