Saturday, February 2, 2013

Courting Cate Book Review

You can see all of the books that I have read this year on my 2013 book list page.

Cate is the older sister in a small Amish family.  She is not interested in marrying, and believes that her younger sister is the one that should be married and give her father the grandchildren he hopes for.  But, then her father throws a wrench into Cate's plans, and requires her to marry before her sister can.

Courting Cate is a tad different than the other Amish books I have read.  Cate is about as different as the "typical" Amish woman as can be possible while still being Amish.  She has attitude and sass, she knows nothing about homemaking, and has an eye for business.  She is 23 and knows that because of her attitude and what she perceives as bad looks, it means that none of the men in the town want to court her.  When a new man comes to town, and he is as fiery as Cate, she may have met her match.

I really enjoyed this book.  I liked that Cate had no knowledge of being a housewife.  I loved that she was passionate about reading, constantly going to the bookmobile to check out new books.  And I felt for her during all of her struggles.  After reading this book, I realized that I may have an issue with how easily the antagonists are forgiven in Amish stories.  Although, it does make sense considering that is the Amish way.

Overall, very interesting read that takes you down to the last few pages before you know how it is going to turn out, and that, to me, is the sign of a very good book!

I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in return for my review.  The opinions are my own.


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