Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Review of Courting Cate

by Leslie Gould


When Amish farmer Pete Treger moves to Paradise Township, Pennsylvania, seeking a better life, he meets sisters Cate and Betsy Miller. Both are beautiful, but older sister Cate is known more for her sharp tongue and fiery temper than her striking appearance. Betsy, on the other hand, is sweet and flirty--and seems to have attracted most of the bachelors in Lancaster County 
However, the sisters' wealthy father has made one hard and fast rule: elder sister must marry first, before the younger can even start courting. Unfortunately for poor Betsy, and for the men who want to court her, her older sister, Cate, doesn't have any suitors--until Pete comes to town, that is. 
Though he finds both sisters attractive, something about Cate's feisty demeanor appeals to him. Soon the other bachelors in the district convince Pete to court Cate. She hardly seems receptive to his overtures, though. Instead, she's immediately suspicious of his interest.
I can not say enough great things about Leslie Gould's Courting Cate.  This was a fun and new sort of take on Amish fiction.    I loved Cate and her spunky attitude.    I just knew that she and Pete were meant to be together from their first awkward meeting.    I did not feel so generous towards Pete's mamm,  Esther, however.  She grated on  my nerves and irritated me to no end.   But Cate handled that relationship in a unique and gracious manner also.   Grab a hot cup of coffee and maybe even a piece of vinegar pie and get to know Cate and her family.   I finished the book feeling hopeful and encouraged about relationships in general.    I love it when you finish a book feeling that all is right in the world because of the special new friends you have met between the pages of paper.   
About the  Author:
Leslie Gould is the coauthor of the #1 bestselling The Amish Midwife, winner of the 2012 Christy Award for Contemporary Series.  She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and resides with her husband and four children in Portland, Oregon.  Visit her online on facebook of at www.lesliegould.com.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.    

1 comment:

  1. Wish it was a give-away. I would love to read this book. Haven't found it in a give-away yet. Maxie ( mac262@me.com 0

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