“Double Shot” by Erynn Mangum
“Now that Maya Davis is engaged to her longtime friend and sweetheart, Jack, there should be no more worrying about the future, no more questioning God. Everything should be perfect, right? Actually, it’s just the opposite: Things are complicated. Where are they going to live? What kind of wedding do they want?
And when Jack is offered a once-in-a-lifetime job in Seattle, things begin to unravel even more. Can Maya trust that God is in control even when things seem to be a disastrous mess?”
When I ordered this book I didn’t realize it was part of a series and even found out later it was the last “Maya Davis” book. I was worried I’d be lost, but how the book is written you don’t feel left out. I’m sure there were a few things that I would have gotten more out of if I had read the other books but I didn’t notice.
Maya works at a coffee house, her fiance, Jack works in the Zoo. They both seem different but perfect for each other. One thing they have in common is their love for God. They attend a weekly Bible study and got to church together. They even pray together. It warms my heart to see a book/story showing how relationships will work with God as the center.
Maya has to trust God a lot in this book. from her nephew being born months early, to planning a wedding in a short amount of time, to Jack getting a huge opportunity to work at the zoo in Seattle. She prays and trusts in God’s hand with her nephew’s life. She prays and trust in God for her wedding planning and even accepts help from her family & friends. But when it comes to Jack’s promotion and the thought of move 20 hours away from her family she just doesn’t know what to do. Jack reminds her to trust in God and follow His leading. She digs though the Bible looking for pros & cons of moving. But because her mind is set on staying her views are twisted. Later she learns that instead of praying for Jack’s heart to change about moving that she should have all along been praying for her heart.
Throughout this story line we see Maya’s friendship with one of her co-workers, Ethan. He is not a believer but he suddenly starts attending the Bible study and church. Maya figures it out, he’s coming to be with his crush, Lisa. No matter Maya has and continues to pray for Ethan and hopes one day he will become a Christian.
The book ends with a beautiful wedding and everything ends happy. I would have loved to see if Jack got his job and to hear about the fun in Hawaii. I would have also loved to see what happens with May’s friend, Ethan.
I loved reading this book and will be looking for the rest in the series.
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