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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Courting Cate by Leslie Gould~~A Litfuse Publicity Group Book Review Tour and Kindle Fire Giveaway

My Review:

Proverbs 30:21-23 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 The earth trembles under three things;
it cannot bear up under four:
22 a servant when he becomes king,
a fool when he is stuffed with food,
23 an unloved woman when she marries,
and a servant girl when she ousts her queen.

Courting Cate is a story that is loosely based on The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. A story that will steal your heart, as it did mine. I loved Cate, and in many ways I identified with her.

At the age of 7, Cate Miller needed to give up a part of her childhood to become a substitute mother to her sister Betsy. She did the best she could, but she felt that she had lost her chance to be loved. This feeling was reinforced when the young men in her community passed her over for her pretty sister.

Betsy Miller, loves her sister, but treats her with disrespect, manipulating Cate into getting her own way. Her behavior became even worse when her father laid down an edict in which Cate must marry before Betsy could marry.

When Pete Treger came to town seeking a job in the cabinet shop that Cate’s father owns, Cate thought that Pete was interested in Betsy. But during an outing with other young people from her community, she decided that maybe Pete would be the one for her, until she stumbled upon a scheme where Pete was being paid to court her.

This story was excellently written. The characters were fully developed and with personalities that drew me further into the story. And who can pass up a story that is a timeless retelling of the Taming of the Shrew? I hadn’t read anything written by Leslie Gould before, and now I find myself looking forward to the next book in The Courtships of Lancaster County, Adoring Addie.


About Courting Cate:

When This Couple Gets to Courting, Sparks Will Fly!

In Paradise, Pennsylvania, Cate Miller is known more for her sharp tongue and fiery temper than her striking appearance. Her sweet and flirty sister, Betsy, on the other hand, seems to have attracted most of the bachelors in Lancaster County!

But the sisters’ wealthy father has made one hard-and-fast rule: older Cate must marry first, before younger Betsy can even start courting. Unfortunately, untamable Cate has driven away every suitor–until Pete Treger comes to town, that is.

Prodded by the men of the area, Pete turns his attention to winning Cate’s hand. But is his interest true or is there a scheme at play?

Book 1 in The Courtships of Lancaster County series.

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Meet Leslie:

Leslie Gould is the co-author, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 bestselling The Amish Midwife and The Amish Nanny. She is also the author of numerous novels, including Garden of Dreams, Beyond the Blue (winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice for Best Inspirational Novel, 2006), and Scrap Everything. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She resides with her husband and four children in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at www.lesliegould.com.

Find out more about Leslie by visiting her website.

Leslie Talks About Courting Cate: 



Kindle Fire Giveaway from @LeslieGould! RSVP for Facebook Party {11/20} 

 A retelling of the Taming of the Shrew! Leslie Gould is celebrating the release of Courting Cate with a fun Kindle Fire Giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party (11/20)!

One lucky winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Courting Cate by Leslie Gould
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 19th. Winner will be announced at the "Courting Cate" Author Chat Facebook Party on 11/20. Connect with Leslie, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at an Amish trivia contest, and chat with readers just like you. There will also be gift certificates, books and a Book Club Prize Pack to be won (10 copies for your book club or small group)!

So grab your copy of Courting Cate and join Leslie on the evening of the November 20th for a chance to connect with Leslie and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 20th!


**Courting Cate by Leslie Gould was provided for me free by Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.

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