Thursday, January 3, 2013

Courting Cate by Leslie Gould

 Courting Cate 

 I loved this book, and didn't want it to end. First of all I love reading books about the Amish. There are some aspects of their lives that I just love but others that I don't think I would be able to handle.  Cate is one of the first Amish characters that I felt I could relate to a lot.  A lot has happened in Cate's past that has made her the person she is which does not mix well with a lot of people.  She is very strong willed and stubborn but does have a soft side to her once you get to know her.  Cate is also not like most Amish women in that she loves to read and helps her Dat with his business, and she is not into caring for the home and cooking like most Amish women spend their time. Cate's mother died when she was young, so Cate took over caring for her younger sister early on and putting her sister's needs first over hers.  Now she is not interested in marrying because of her past experience with Amish men in her community, but her Dat makes the rule that she must find someone and marry before her sister Betsy is allowed too.  Betsy is very spoiled and knows how to work her sister to benefit herself.  At the time this rule is made a man named Pete shows up in the community, and there are sparks between him and Cate.  Cate is unsure if Pete really has feelings or if he is being payed off by others to court her.  There are lots of twists and turns, and  ups and downs between Cate and Pete. If you want to find out if Pete really has feelings for Cate or not then go pick up this book, because I don't want to spoil the end of it for you. I just know I look forward to reading the other books in this series and hope to read more about these characters in future books.

I received this book free from Bethany Publishing Group for a honest review.

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