Courting Cate, an Amish fiction take on the Taming of the Shrew has all the markings of a fun story: a sharp tongued savvy woman coupled with an undaunted handsome guy whose snappy dialogue sparkles off the page from the get go. Feisty Cate, is the sharp-tongued elder sister whose sweet gorgeous younger sister is the epitome of an Amish young woman—everything Cate is not. With Cate’s father pronouncement that Betsy may not marry until Cate does, Betsy begins a desperate search for a male, any male that Cate has not already driven away!
I love inspirational romance, but I have to be honest that I tend to avoid the Amish fiction. I generally like my novels to at least have some basis in reality. While I am not immersed in Amish life, I found myself often skeptical that the thoughts, feelings and action in Courting Cate were true to life. I know, I know, its fiction…but this is the first book I’ve read by Leslie Gould and she just didn’t convince me. I also found that the story seemed to drag a bit in the middle. But if you can manage to suspend your disbelief and keep reading until the end, I think you’ll be happy you did. Courting Cate is a cute, fun tale that helped me pass a few hours in leisurely relaxation. Enjoy!
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