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Posted February 1, 2014
Poor Molly! Who wants to be told who to marry by their mother?
Poor Molly! Who wants to be told who to marry by their mother? and all to save the family farm after the death of her father? Molly wants to control things since she could not control the things that mattered the most in her life. I think many of us have experienced this.....I know that I certainly have problems with wanting to control and fix everything, and I am learning that it is impossible and even unhealthy.
Molly is a delightful character. She is organized and a go-getter. She reminds me of an amazing teacher. Others in her life attempt to teach her how to give up the desire to control it all. This was a delightful book and would make a wonderful book for young teens as well as adults. 5 Stars *****
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Posted March 12, 2014
Minding Molly is my favorite story of the Courtships of Lancaste
Minding Molly is my favorite story of the Courtships of Lancaster County. Molly's emotions are a wonderful mix of grief, romance, fear, and strength. Leslie Gould has woven the definition of true love throughout the pages of this down-to-earth Amish community. Molly and her beau, Leon, are very likable characters.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Molly's emerging sense prayer, though at times faltering, inspires us. We walk her journey as she turns her farm, her mother's health, and courtship to Leon over to the Lord. Yet the integrity of Molly's ability to think clearly in a crisis emerges as a primary asset. Personally, I can identify with the story and Molly's transformation as she learns to surrender.
I give Minding Molly 5 stars because of its believable, likable, and inspiring characters and the message of God's power to change our souls as we turn control over to Him.
Posted March 8, 2014
I have become a fan of this series¿The Courtships of Lancaster C
I have become a fan of this series—The Courtships of Lancaster County—so I was eager for the release of Minding Molly. I have thoroughly enjoyed curling up in my easy chair with a blanket and the novel during this recent, harsh, winter weather. Molly Zook has a lot on her plate, managing the home after her father dies, looking after an ailing mother and the best interests of a dear friend, trying to save her family’s nursery farm… She’s a charming, likeable heroine with little time for romance. But then along comes Amish cowboy Leon, and you find yourself really rooting for Molly to find the love she deserves. Leslie Gould’s style is conversational and easy, a pleasure to read. Reading Minding Molly, I felt like I was Amish for awhile, safe in a cozy, rural community. I guarantee this book will please all sweet romance readers, whether you are a regular Amish reader or not.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 22, 2014
Another winner by Leslie Gould! As a veteran reader, I can ofte
Another winner by Leslie Gould! As a veteran reader, I can often anticipate the plot of a book, but not so with Minding Molly. It is the story of a young woman dealing with grief and family responsibilities in the midst of several discoveries. She experiences romantic love for the first time and explores facets of her own personality and how to love herself. For a woman who likes to be in control, she learns just how out of control her life really is. In her attempts to steer her life, she alienates members of her own family, her best friend, and the man she loves. As she learns to hand over the reins of her life to God, she begins to see the plans He has for her.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 19, 2014
This is the third book in this series that I have read, and grea
This is the third book in this series that I have read, and greatly enjoyed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This is Molly Zooks story, who has recently lost her Dad. She is now trying to save their home and farm. Her Mom has a solution, she has picked out a husband for Molly, and he has some land that will help. Yeah right, but Molly has always obeyed her parents, this is asking a lot. As she tries to find a plan to work, she meets someone who she is smitten with.
Can Molly reject the one her Mother wants for her? Or will she follow her heart? When you think you know just the way this story is going to unfold, guess again.
Now Molly is a control freak...she has to have things done right, and the way she wants it! We travel with the Amish gang or Youngies and go camping...oh fun!! Molly has to have it done her way, she has a chart...listen all we need this and this. Sound like fun?
Through all we see people who live their faith, and are there for one another, in good, and hard times. We celebrate weddings, and births, and then the loss of loved ones, and illnesses. I loved this visit and hope for more!!
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Posted February 19, 2014
I have loved every single book that I¿ve read in the The Courtsh
I have loved every single book that I’ve read in the The Courtships of Lancaster County series so far!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I have to admit that this one was the one I have been looking forward to the most.
The books in this series are adaptations of Shakespeare plays into an Amish setting and this particular book is a retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream—which just happened to be my favorite Shakespeare play.
The cover is also the nicest out of the series so far, I think. The cover model is exactly how I pictured Molly. Fantastic book and I would definitely recommend it!
About the Story
Molly Zook has lost her father and she is determined to keep her mother from losing their farm. She even considers a marriage of convenience that her mother is determined to arrange. That is, until she meets Leon…
Leon is everything Molly ever wanted. He’s kind and compassionate, good looking and creative. He’s also from Montana and Molly’s heart is torn because she doesn’t want to leave her mother and her sister.
To further complicate things, her friend Marvin has set his eyes on her but Molly doesn’t want to hurt her best friend, Hannah who has her eyes set on Marvin.
When the friends all take a camping trip, Molly’s bossy and take-charge attitude threatens to drive everyone away, including Leon. Will Molly learn to let go and let God be in charge or will her need to control everyone drive them away?
I identified so much with Molly. She has the best intentions and tries to keep things running smoothly by demanding that people do things her way. Her ability to get things done is a good thing but it is awful easy to also come off as bossy and as an elitist who sucks the fun out of everything. Knowing when to turn over control and let people do things their own way is something I also struggle with.
I enjoy reading a book where the characters have flaws and are realistic. I give Leslie Gould two thumbs up and a 5 out of 5 star rating for this book! I look forward to the next book in the installment. Expected publication for “Becoming Bea” is October 2014.
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Posted February 16, 2014
Minding Molly is the third book in The Courtships of Lancaster C
Minding Molly is the third book in The Courtships of Lancaster County series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I did not read the first book in the series, Courting Cate (The Courtships of Lancaster County), but I have read the second book, Adoring Addie (The Courtships of Lancaster County). I found that in this book, at times it was hard to know who was being talked about. There are many people in the book that are characters from the other books in the series. It would have been easier to read these books all together rather than waiting several months between them. However, it was easy to follow along with the story anyways. The book could stand alone alright.
This book is the story of Molly and how she wants to get married and how she finds someone she loves only to think that it isn't going to work out and what happens from there. It is a sweet story of love and learning.
I found it very easy to relate to Molly, the author made her really come to life. I felt frustrated that no one wanted to follow my plans right along with Molly. I felt sad that love wasn't coming easy, right along with Molly. The author did a wonderful job making the characters very real.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good romance story and also anyone who loves to read about modern day Amish people as this book is about Amish people in the present day.