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19 out of 21 people found this review helpful.
I have read plenty of Amish romances and fiction in recent times
This is a unique Amish story. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but it will definitely keep you guessing at every turn. While you can count on an ending being something you will enjoy, the journey is full of suspense at times. There were times I just wanted to shake some sense into Cate or slap Pete upside the head, I was fully engaged in the story at all times.
I love the way the spiritual elements are seamlessly woven into the story line. I always find that Amish fiction is consistently the best at accomplishing this. Even if the people walk away from God, they always seem to come back. And you will see that in Cate, and I found it very inspiring. And God works in the lives of everyone else as well, and by the end of the book, everyone is serving God!
If you like Amish fiction and/or clean romances, this is definitely the book for you! I can't recommend it highly enough.
posted by ruthhill74 on December 24, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Evidently being a self-sufficient, bull-headed female isn't uniq
Due to an unfortunate and embarrassing event with a young man who she thought was a suitor she now makes sure she hurts others before she gets hurt. The only person who seems to be able to get under skin is her sister, Betsy. Unlike Cate, Betsy wants nothing more than to get married and will do absolutely anything to make sure she gets the chance.
The story was well told, but it ran a little slow for me. I had a little trouble connecting with the characters, and while I understood the motives behind why Cate acted the way she did, I just had a hard time feeling empathy towards her. I did, however, fall in love with her big, burly, gruff dad and was really hoping he would get together with one of the secondary characters. Maybe he will in one of the following books.
All in all, not a bad book. Probably not a re-read, but I didn't feel like I wasted my time or anything. This book was provided to me free of charge by Bethany House Publisher's Book Reviewer Program.
posted by KCPryzr on April 2, 2013Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 17, 2014
Unlikeable characters drag this down
Cate may have initially been the shrew,but most of the other characters who tourtured her were far worse. There was neither justice nor redemption for them. Betsywas exceptionally horrid. I didn't really feel for pete either. Surprisingly his folks were the only ones I felt had a good character revelation.
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Posted April 11, 2014
Oh my... I read the entire book, would never re-read it. I very
Oh my... I read the entire book, would never re-read it. I very much enjoy books that are centered around the Amish community but this story line was just too full of angst. Courting Cate should have been titled "A Lack of Communication!" The overview says "Sparks Will Fly!" Wish they had. There were no sparks, no joy, just a famly that didn't talk, couples that didn't talk and friends that didn't talk. Yes, there was finally a happy ending that just sort of "popped up." I appreciate the free read but, for me, this story was just too tedious and the characters too lack luster and depressing!
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Posted May 19, 2014
Posted April 18, 2014
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