I cried at the end because this book was so beautifully written. Erynn just keeps getting better and better! Makes me want to check out her latest and become her biggest fan! I hope she never stops writing. Her work is crazy funny and I could just laugh forever! And I totally loved the ending...it was so true...And I kind of just realized that...
This was a great ending to the Maya Davis series. I have so much in common with her, and I was sorry to see her story end! I loved the theme of trusting God with every area of your life, especially those big, difficult decisions. I could easily relate to what Maya was going through. And Jack is such a sweetheart! I love him, and all of Maya's family and friends. As usual, this was a funny, heartwarming, uplifting read, and I can't wait for whatever Erynn comes up with next!
Double Shot is a fun, yet thought-provoking, read. While it flows nicely from Latte Daze, I think this book can stand on its own as well. It's one downfall is that the language is sometimes repetitious or unnecessary.
Erynn Mangum has a gift for writing stories that will engage you entirely. I've laughed, cried, and pondered while reading her books. I love the fact that she can weave the Bible & its teachings so naturally into the story. Double Shot is no different in displaying her gift.
My one disappointment with this book is the language. As a 30-something who is trying to watch her language after not doing so for years, I am greatly disappointed that my favorite author has resorted to using adjectives and expressions that really were not necessary. I understand that the word used is unfortunately deemed acceptable in today's society, but honestly, rather than adding to Maya Davis' adorable character, I believe it took away from her.
Overall, the story is a great conclusion to the Maya Davis series, most storylines wrapping up well. You can come away content that Maya has learned a thing or two in preparing for marriage, and who knows, maybe you will learn a thing or two yourself.
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.
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