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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Adoring Addie by Leslie Gould~~A Bethany House Book Review

A Modern Day Romeo and Juliet…Amish Style

Addie has always been an obedient daughter. Even to the point of considering a marriage to Phillip Eicher; a man she does not love to please her parents. But when she meets Jonathan Moiser she realizes that she must follow her heart. How could she have known that there was a serious rift between their families?

Wanting to find a way to put an end to the rift between their families, Addie and Jonathan begin digging into a past that many would prefer stay buried. Adoring Addie is a moving story of two young Amish who discover love, forgiveness and truth.

Leslie Gould has successfully used Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as inspiration for Adoring Addie, which is the second book in The Courtships of Lancaster County series. If you haven’t read the first book in this series, Courting Cate, you’ll be glad that it stands alone well. And if you did read Courting Cate I’m sure you’ll be glad to catch-up with Cate and Pete, I know I was.

About the Book:

Not Since Romeo and Juliet Has a Couple Faced Odds This Long The Cramers and Mosiers have been angry with each other for as long as anyone can remember. Things had cooled to a simmer...until Addie Cramer and Jonathan Mosier fell head over heels for each other. Now old tensions are renewed, and Addie's parents insist she marry stolid and uninspiring Phillip Eicher. Distraught at a future apart, the two decide their best hope is to reconcile the two families...but that means digging into the past to see what tore them apart. Will their love be enough to keep them together or will long-held secrets ruin their chance at happiness?

Would you like to read an excerpt? 

Leslie Gould is the coauthor, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 CBA bestseller The Amish Midwife, a 2012 Christy Award winner; ECPA bestseller Courting Cate, first in the Courtships of Lancaster County series; and Beyond the Blue, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice for Best Inspirational Novel, 2006. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She and her husband and four children live in Portland, Oregon.

Leslie Gould invites you to visit her website to learn more.



**Adoring Addie by Leslie Gould was provided for me free by Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.

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