Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Courting Cate



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?
My Review:

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.
Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Courting Cate, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 9 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group". 


  1. I'd love to read this Amish romance. Sounds awesome!

  2. It is, rubyandreba. Good luck!

  3. I hope to read this soon. Thanks, Kav!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  4. Ooh, this looks awesome. The cover says sassy!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  5. She does have a sassy look about her, now that you mention it. Good luck, Merry.

  6. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story, kav

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  7. I love to read about the Amish and so do the people who use our Church Library.
    The book, "Courting Cate" would be a wonderful addition to the Library.
    Thanks for entering me in your book giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet at gmail dot com

  8. I have always enjoyed 'The Taming of the Shrew' when I have seen it onstage. I'm sure the book would be no different!
    Thanks for all of your review and giveaways=)


  9. I love Amish books, thank you for hosting this giveaway.


  10. I love finding new books to read especially in the winter! Hoping to read this one this year :)

  11. I don't read a lot of Amish fiction, but this one sounds intriguing.

  12. Good luck everyone! It's a great read!

  13. This book sounds a very enjoyable read! I hope to be able to read it soon :)

  14. I haven't read anything by Leslie yet. I would love the chance to win.



  15. Wow....this book is just what I soo love to read. I am a huge amish book fan...and I would LOVE to win a paperback copy of Leslie Gould's new book 'Couting Cate'....the book sounds sooo intriguing and romantic.........I have shared on facebook and twitter too....babyruthmac16ATyahooDOTcom

  16. Sounds like an interesting story. I would love to win.


  17. Oh please enter me for this book. I've been trying for awhile to win it. Thanks!
    Maxie ( mac262(at)me(dot)com )

  18. Love that there are so many Amish lovers out there!

  19. I was lucky enough to read and review the pre-published version on Courting Cate. I would love to win the paperback for my 16 year old grand daughter.

  20. This sounds like a great storyline! I'd love to win this book!


  21. Shakespeare is a stretch for me ~ I would like to win Courting Cate to explore the meaning of the writing! Thanks for entering me in the drawing. Kathleen

  22. Glad you loved it enough to want a hard copy, Jan! Good luck!

    It's a fantastic storyline, Melody. Hope you get a chance to read it. Good luck with the draw.

    I'm not a HUGE fan of Shakespeare either, Kathleen, but I do think he had clever plot lines that we've seen translated over and over again in literature since his time. This one is fascinating. Good luck!

  23. Taming of the Shrew is my favorite Shakespeare play, I just love it. I'm very intrigued by the premise of this book. Please enter me.

    mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

  24. I really enjoyed this one too! I loved the way she made them grow in the story! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com