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Courting Cate (The Courtships of Lancaster County) (Volume 1) Paperback – November 1, 2012
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"Leslie Gould's gift for creating compelling characters never ceases to amaze and delight! She raises the bar with every book she writes."--Mindy Starns Clark, bestselling author of Echoes of Titanic and The House That Cleans Itself
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?
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 or at LeslieGould.com.
"Gould creates a delightful story, offering engaging characters and a page-turning plot. Gould's Courting Cate--the first book in the series titled 'The Courtships of Lancaster County' --is a standout read in Amish fiction."--CBA Retailers & Resources
"[A] clever take on Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew ... Gould is a fabulous writer in her own right. This charming series debut should appeal to fans of Beverly Lewis and Marta Perry."-Library Journal
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
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I truly loved the beginning of the story when sparks flew between Cate and Pete. I identified with Cate in so many ways except that I did want to get married. However, Cate was very strong and opinionated and I thought she was a great match for Pete. This story has been retold in many ways namely the play, Kiss Me, Kate and the newer contemporary version in a movie, 10 Things I Hate About You. I knew the general plot, but I after Cate got married, it seemed that Pete immediately turned off his charm to her and she was manipulated to work like a maid for his parents. The last half of the story wasn't very appealing to me, but I understood the concept of the plot. But overall, it was a good read and not a typical Amish novel.
Though it has an Amish setting, it felt normal with no forced preaching, etc. It was simply a lovely telling of love between two people who lost their way, bit like Shakespeare's taming of the shrew. Enjoyable read.