Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Book: 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?


An Amish retelling of the Taming of the Shrew, this was an interesting look at how we allow our circumstances to define us. The story is all told from Cate's perspective so we see how she changes as she becomes aware of herself.  At first I wasn't sure I liked the story, it seemed strange, but once I realized what it was based on it made a lot more sense.  And it was actually slightly convicting, making me wonder if how I see things is really how they are truly.

I might keep this one for myself and I'll definitely be on the lookout for the rest of the series!


Courting Cate: Book 1 in The Courtships of Lancaster County series.
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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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