Saturday, November 3, 2012

Book Review - Courting Cate


When This Couple Gets to Courting, Sparks Will Fly!
In Paradise, Pennsylvania, Cate Miller is known more for her sharp tongue and fiery temper than her striking appearance. Her sweet and flirty sister, Betsy, on the other hand, seems to have attracted most of the bachelors in Lancaster County!
But the sisters' wealthy father has made one hard-and-fast rule: older Cate must marry first, before younger Betsy can even start courting. Unfortunately, untamable Cate has driven away every suitor-until Pete Treger comes to town, that is.
Prodded by the men of the area, Pete turns his attention to winning Cate's hand. But is his interest true or is there a scheme at play?

Book 1 in The Courtships of Lancaster County series.
Leslie Gould is the co-author, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 bestselling The Amish Midwife and The Amish Nanny. She is also the author of numerous novels, including Garden of Dreams, Beyond the Blue (winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice for Best Inspirational Novel, 2006), and Scrap Everything. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She resides with her husband and four children in Portland, Oregon.
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This was a new take on an old story, "The Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespear. This book is done very well and the author did a great job of creating twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting to read more!
Cate is a woman who says what is on her mind and it has driven many a man away. Her younger sister, however, is nothing like this and Betsy has many men fliting around her. Cate is much more interested in a good book than getting on the good side of a man. Their father sees this and lays down an ultimatum - Betsy cannot marry until Cate does! This horrifies both of them as Betsy knows she may never marry if it depends on Cate marrying first. It also forces Cate to start taking a relationship with a man seriously. This could be difficult since Cate has never really cultivated her homemaking skills!

Enter Pete into the picture who seems to amazingly have an interest in Cate over Betsy! There are many twists in the plot at this point and you wonder if they really can create any kind of lasting relationship. 
I've read many Amish books in the past few months and enjoyed every one of them, however, this one was  a little different from the others, which was kind of nice. I liked how the characters weren't what you'd expect at times. I was frustrated by the story and the characters at times! However, the ending made up for all that as it was a great ending. I know the next books in the series will be just as great as this one and I can't wait to read them!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

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Blessings - Julie

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