Saturday 8 December 2012

Book Review: Courting Cate by Leslie Gould

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{More about 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.

My Reflections:

I absolutely love Amish fiction, this being said what instantly drew me to this novel was the front cover, it just looked good!
 And good just does not describe this book, it was captivating, entertaining and had a sense of depth as well.

This 23 year old spitfire had lost all hope of marrying in the Amish way and had destined herself to spinsterhood. This all changed when her Dat (Dad) imposes “the edict”.

Betsy her younger sister would not be able to marry any of the young and eager bachelors until Cate marries.  Being that Cate had given up her childhood up to rear her little sister when their mother died, Cate was not interested in marring any of the old single or eligible men in her community. She simply did not want the responsibility of raising their children, and it seems for Cate these men were the only ones interested in her. That is until a handsome well traveled Pete Treger ambles into town.

Can Cate tame her quick tongue and learn how to be a “proper” Amish girl? Can she live up to her perfect sister who is the epitome of all things domestic?

Is that mysterious man all he says he is, or is he harboring a secret? Can Cate learn to trust and love again?
 I will not wreck the book by divulging any of the details, but I can tell you this book is ripe for the picking, what a wonderful Christmas gift this would be for your loved one.
I highly recommend it!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group". 
 Leslie Gould

{More About Leslie Gould}
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

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