Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I love reading Amish books, and reading about the different traditions and difficulties that they face living in a modern world. And one thing that I very much appreciated about "Courting Cate" and its author Leslie Gould was that she took the time to add a real strong background and depth to her main characters. We didn't just see the main characters facing unrealistic problems, but she really touched on issues (especially involving the main character Cate) that anyone could easily relate to. Her problems didn't revolve around "how to find a husband" or "entering spinsterhood" type issues that seem to be common among Amish fiction. We see main characters who deal with issues that people in any walk of life deal with. From death, and deceit to growing up in criticism and unkindness. The book had a level of depth that isn't often found. I highly recommend this book. Very well written and not quite what a person would expect!
"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".