Friday, November 9, 2012

Review: Courting Cate

Unlike her sweet, flirty younger sister, Cate Miller doesn't have many suitors.  In fact, Cate is determined to remain single.  However, when her father announces that Cate's younger sister will not be allowed to marry until after she marries, Cate reluctantly reconsiders. Unfortunately, her fiery temper has driven away most of the eligible bachelors in Paradise, Pennsylvania.  Fortunately, Pete Treger is new in town.  But, is Pete interested in Cate or in Cate's money?

Leslie Gould's Courting Cate (Bethany House Publishers, 2012) is the first in a new series centering around courtships among the Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Gould really takes the reader into "modern" Amish life, as well giving the reader a glimpse of a more traditional Amish lifestyle.  I particularly enjoyed learning about the customs surrounding an Amish wedding.

I related to Cate in many ways.  As a girl, Cate was teased and bullied.  As a young woman, she has become defensive and churlish.  Before she can love and be loved, Cate has to overcome her distrust and her deeply held notion that she is unlovable.  I think that that is a task that many of us can relate to.

If you're interested in Amish life or just enjoy a sweet romance, Courting Cate is a very entertaining read.


A retelling of the Taming of the Shrew! Leslie Gould is celebrating the release of Courting Cate with a fun Kindle Fire Giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party (11/20)!

One lucky winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Courting Cate by Leslie Gould
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 19th. Winner will be announced at the "Courting Cate" Author Chat Facebook Party on 11/20. Connect with Leslie, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at an Amish trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

So grab your copy of Courting Cate and join Leslie on the evening of the November 20th for a chance to connect with Leslie and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 20th!


I received a complimentary copy of Courting Cate to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.


G-Man said...


Brian Miller said...

pretty cool...passing along to T

Pat said...

This sounds great! Thanks for the review!

Fireblossom said...

I can relate, too.

Leslie Gould said...

Mama Zen, thank you so much for reading, reviewing, and sharing! Can't tell you how much I appreciate it! Leslie

Victoria said...

Nice review, Kellie. I find the Amish lifestyle fascinating to read about.