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?
It's no secret that I love Amish fiction and I really love it it when an author makes that genre her own, which is exactly what Gould has done in Courting Cate. It's a simple love story really -- if you dig past all the complications and emotional angst, that is. :-) But the story also has a unique perspective that I haven't read in any other Amish romance before. That made for a refreshing read, though I'm hard-pressed to explain the different nuances in the story that made it so.
Loosely based on Shakespeare's, A Taming of a Shrew, Gould digs deep beneath the surface of her characters so we understand their actions and reactions. I 'got' Cate's prickly ways and sometimes championed them and while Pete could be unerringly sweet, he was also annoyingly taciturn at times. The way Gould brings these two together makes for a brilliant, emotional read.
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