Saturday, November 1, 2014

R-I-V-A-L-R-Y or R-O-M-A-N-C-E -- Becoming Bea

Leslie Gould continues her series of Amish stories based on Shakespeare's plays in Becoming Bea, Book Four in her Courtships of Lancaster County series.  Her inspiration for this story comes from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

Becoming Bea brings together familiar characters from the previous books in the series and provides updates on their lives.  Bea and Ben are highlighted as they try to work their way through past rivalries and determine whether they have feelings deeper than the conflicts they have experienced throughout most of their lives.

Because of decisions Bea has to make when her family takes a trip she is not interested in joining, she finds herself in a situation where she is able to learn more about herself and find out where her true passions lie. 
My favorite element of the story was watching her as she truly became the Bea she was intended to be.

In this story Leslie develops an interesting cast of characters with a wide range of personalities.  From time to time, I had a little trouble keeping up with all of them and how they fit together, but each one played an important part in the story.  The challenges involved in this Amish setting of caring for so many babies and other details of a busy household certainly kept the story moving.  

Fans of Amish fiction should find Becoming Bea an enjoyable read.  Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

Read what others have to say about Becoming Bea here.

About the Book:

Can Bea and Ben Turn Rivalry Into Romance?

Beatrice Zook knows God wants her to learn patience toward others. When assisting a family overwhelmed by triplets proves surprisingly successful, her confidence in dealing with others, both young and old, grows.

One person she’ll never be able to find peace with though is Ben Rupp. They’ve known each other forever, and Ben understands precisely how to antagonize her. What neither she nor Ben will admit is that beneath all their bickering, attraction awaits. When friends decide to try and bring the couple together, will the pair be able to find true love? Or will they damage their relationship beyond repair?

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About the Author:

LGouldLeslie Gould is the coauthor, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 CBA bestseller "The Amish Midwife," a 2012 Christy Award winner; ECPA bestseller "Courting Cate," first in the Courtships of Lancaster County series; and "Beyond the Blue," winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice for Best Inspirational Novel, 2006. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She and her familyl live in Portland, Oregon.

Find Leslie online: website, Facebook, Twitter

Leslie Gould is back with the latest book, Becoming Bea, in her Shakespeare-inspired series, The Courtships of Lancaster County. Don't miss the other books in the series, Courting Cate (retelling of The Taming of the Shrew), Adoring Addie (inspired by Romeo and Juliet), and Minding Molly (inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Leslie is celebrating the series with a Kindle giveaway and a Facebook party on November 11th.


One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire

  • One copy each of the entire The Courtships of Lancaster County series: Courting CateAdoring Addie, Minding Molly, and Becoming Bea.

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 11/11. Winner will be announced at Leslie's 11/11 Becoming Bea Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Leslie and Amish fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!

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