Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Trading Places by Merrillee Whren

In case you check the sidebar schedule, you will see that I am trading places with Winnie Griggs this week on the blog. In 1983 there was a movie, Trading Places. In the movie, a rich man and a poor man are forced to trade places through the manipulation of some unscrupulous characters.

Here is a trailer in case you've never seen the movie.

In my current book, FALLING FOR THE MILLIONAIRE, the heroine Melody Hammond comes from a poor family and works with many underprivileged people at the Village of Hope. The hero Hudson Conrick was born into a wealthy family and is often suspicious that people only like him because of his money. When their worlds collide, they don't trade places, but they come to understand each other, especially Melody who often views the wealthy through a jaundiced eye because of her past experiences.

If you had the chance to trade places with someone, who would it be?

I'll be giving away copies of the first two books in my Village of Hope series to someone who leaves a comment here. The winner will be chosen on March 30, 2016.

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22 comments:

Jen Craig said...

I think that if I had the chance to trade places with someone, I would actually trade with my daughter for a day so that I could really experience what it is like to be a young person in today's society. Things have changed so much since I was in college, it would be a need experience.

Merrillee said...

Jen, that's an excellent idea. Yes, things have changed a lot in this world. I think being a kid is probably a lot harder than it used to be. I think they don't stay innocent as long.

Diana Holvik said...

If I had a chance to trade places...Hmm, that's a hard one. I could think of a few people. I'd like to trade with my great grandmother for a while to experience living in a world "lit only by fire," and experience being a pioneer. Or, and this is a hard one, but I'd like to do it, [I have a strong heart and passion for Christians who are persecuted for Jesus] I'd like to trade places with someone who is persecuted so I'd really know how to pray and give to them.

Blessings to you, Merrilee.

Merrillee said...

Diana, it would be interesting to go back in time, too. You are brave to think of trading places with someone who is persecuted for Jesus.

Britney Haueter said...

If I had the chance to switch places with someone, I'm not sure I would. When I was younger, I thought many times, "I would love to switch placed with them, their life seems perfect!" But as I've gotten older, I've realized that no one's life is perfect. One of the biggest challenges I think in this life is being happy in your own circumstances, while not judging other people in theirs. =)

Britney Haueter said...

*places (Sorry!)

Merrillee said...

Britney, it's true we should be content in our own lives.

Britney Haueter said...

I think if I did trade places with someone, it would be my little girl. She's one and full of personality, and sometimes I think it would be fun to know what she's thinking. Haha!

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CrossSums...Adding Christ to Every Day said...

I would like to trade places with someone who owns a house on the beach. I'd spend my days in a hammock reading books and nights walking along the shore.

deana dick said...

I would trade places with my 16 year old child. They are going through a very hard time with medical issues. I want to take their place so they don't have to go through pain, depression, feeling alone and understand how this has affected their life.

Scraproni: Adventures of Single Woman said...

Not sure i think its more to be able to hear thoughts that go through someones mind to prevent behaviour that can cause harm to themselves. Im a carer so this would probably be scary as well. Loving this series n pre-ordered this book.

Kimberly Dawn said...

I wouldn't trade places with anyone. I may not have the best life, but it's mine and it's good. I don't want to wish to be in another life because then I wouldn't have what I have now; two amazing kids and a great husband.

Merrillee said...

CrossSums, that's a good trade. We used to live close to the beach. I loved to go there and sit in a chair with a book and let the waves wash over my feet. But grandchildren won out over beach time, and we moved to the desert. Quite a switch.

Merrillee said...

Deana, it's a good thought to want to understand how others feel. It's like that old saying about walking in someone else's shoes.

Merrillee said...

Scraproni, I'm glad you are enjoying the Village of Hope series.

Patricia Rose said...

i do not think i would trade places everyone has problems

Jackie Smith said...

Late to the party.....too many doctor visits, tests, this week! So I would trade places with someone who has a nice beach home to relax at and read, read!

Merrillee said...

Patricia, it would be difficult to trade places with someone who has a lot of problems to deal with.

Merrillee said...

Jackie, I hope you are feeling better soon. A beach and a book would be a nice place to get better.

Merrillee said...

Britney, you are the winner of the books. Please contact me through my website so I can tell you how to get the books.

Britney Haueter said...

Yay! Thanks so much! I sent you a message on here!