Sunday, December 23, 2012
Courting Cate Book Review
Courting Cate by Leslie Gould was a wonderful book. I really loved this book, I couldn't put it down. Cate is a very likeable character, although I did get somewhat frustrated with her stubbornness and sacrificial nature which was sometimes misguided, especially when it came to her sister Betsy. I went back and forth with my feelings about Pete. At first I liked him, then not so much, and then liked him again towards the end. The story took a number of turns and twists that I was not expecting which was part of the reason I couldn't put it down, I had to know what was going to happen. I liked the lesson Gould taught through Pete's family, that things are not always as they same and we need to extend grace to everyone regardless of how they treat us. I wasn't sure if Cate would end up where I hoped she would, but I was pleased with the end of the story. I am hoping book #2 is about Nan? Loved her gentle nature.
Here is the summary of the book:
"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?
Book 1 in The Courtships of Lancaster County series."
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.