About the Book
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.
I admit that I'm a fan of almost every type of Amish fiction book I've read, even though there is a lot of similarity and predictability in many of the stories. It is always fun and refreshing, though, to read a story with a different twist or flair to it -- while still remaining true to the genre -- and Leslie Gould certainly hit that mark with Courting Cate.
Cate is a much "sassier" young Amish woman than the characters of many Amish stories, and her spunk draws you in right away. Having the story told from Cate's point of view adds fun to the presentation.
Has this Amish story made me want to read Shakespeare? I have to admit I've never read The Taming of the Shrew, but Cate's story makes me wonder if it just might be worth my time.
I would definitely recommend Courting Cate as being worth your time.
(Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.)
About the Author
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.
Learn more at www.lesliegould.com.
A retelling of the Taming of the Shrew! Leslie Gould is celebrating the release of Courting Cate with a fun Kindle Fire Giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party (11/20)!
One lucky winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire
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