Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Courting Cate

When Amish farmer Pete Treger moves to Paradise Township, Pennsylvania, seeking a better life, he meets sisters Cate and Betsy Miller. Both are beautiful, but older sister Cate is known more for her sharp tongue and fiery temper than her striking appearance. Betsy, on the other hand, is sweet and flirty--and seems to have attracted most of the bachelors in Lancaster County!

However, the sisters' wealthy father has made one hard and fast rule: elder sister must marry first, before the younger can even start courting. Unfortunately for poor Betsy, and for the men who want to court her, her older sister, Cate, doesn't have any suitors--until Pete comes to town, that is.

Though he finds both sisters attractive, something about Cate's feisty demeanor appeals to him. Soon the other bachelors in the district convince Pete to court Cate. She hardly seems receptive to his overtures, though. Instead, she's immediately suspicious of his interest.

My thoughts...

An enjoyable tale of two young Amish people and their romance. It's an interesting plot, Cate and Betsy's father will not let Betsy and Levi marry until Cate is married. Spoiled Betsy uses her tears and pouting to get Cate to attend social events, court, and then tells Cate a lie to get her to marry Pete so that she and Levi can be married. Cate proposes a marriage of convenience to Pete and he agrees. What happens next is something I couldn't......wouldn't.....put up with.

I really enjoyed their story, loved both of their characters, and the future they pursue. Overall, a great book! 5 out of 5 stars!

I received an ecopy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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