I love reading and reviewing books....many Christian books, Amish/Mennonite fiction, biographies/autobios, nonfiction, historical fiction, mystery/suspense. I am a retired teacher on disability due to health. I am a Master Food Volunteer and volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension. I team teach children's church along with my wonderful husband. I am also a grandma to the cutest three-year-old and several stepgrands! I love my pomeranian, Cocoa! I am a crochet fanatic!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Review of "Becoming Bea"
Review of Becoming Bea
by Leslie Gould
Ben and Bea have always irritated each other. But when their friends push them together, can they cease bickering long enough to fall in love?
MY REVIEW: Bea lives under the shadow of her sister, Molly, who constantly bosses her and gives her orders. Bea just wants to get out from her that rule and become her own person. She doesn't think she has any special talents or gifts but she is soon to discover just exactly what she does have! When her sister plans a trip to visit the in-laws in Montana with their mamm and doesn't even ask her if she wants to go and simply assumes that she will, Molly has had it. She goes out and finds herself a job as "mother's helper" to Nan and Bob who have just given birth to premature triplets and are in great need of help. Ben is also working for Bob in his shop......Ben who has constantly annoyed Bea and who even courted her recently and then ran off without a word of explanation. Ben and Bea still annoy each other.....but everyone thinks that they would be the perfect couple.
I felt sorry for Bea as she struggled to discover herself and I also felt for her when she desperately longs to know why Ben left her. She has a hard job and yet she still works very hard at it and soon discovers that she does indeed possess some very special gifts and talents. She does learn to know herself and I think that most of us can relate to her as she matures and comes into her own self. I rate this 5-stars and highly recommend it to readers. Faithful readers will enjoying seeing Molly, Nan, Cate, and the other characters we have come to know through The Courtships of Lancaster County series.
I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
Leslie 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 husband and four children live in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about Leslie at www.lesliegould.com.