Courting Cate, from bestselling author Leslie Gould, is the first book in the Courtships of Lancaster County series. When Amish farmer Pete Treger moves to Paradise Township, Pennsylvania, seeking a better life, he meets sisters Cate and Betsy Miller. Both are beautiful,... Read More
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. That is, until Pete comes to town.
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. Though, she hardly seems receptive to his overtures. Instead, she's immediately suspicious of his interest.
Page Count: 352
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Oct 3, 2012
- UPC: 9780764210310
- Height: 1.10
- Width: 5.50
- Length: 8.40
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 352
- Publish Date: Nov 1, 2012
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC026000"
- ISBN: 0764210319
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- A Good Amish Fiction Read! by Judy B on 8/26/2013
This book was a good read from beginning to end! I enjoyed this book so much. I haven't read an Amish fiction book quite like this one. I think that is why I liked it so much.
Cate Miller is one feisty gal. She has resigned herself to the fact that she will never marry. All the guys hang around her younger sister Betsy without giving Cate a second glance or so it seems. Perhaps her grumpy and grouchy attitude doesn't help. Maybe Pete Treger, from New York can soften Cate up, then again maybe not. Will Cate ever find someone to love and will she find happiness?
When we distance ourselves from God, things can turn out far different then what we hoped it would. Will Cate find her way back to God and happiness? Can she let go of bitterness and learn to forgive?
I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.
- A Wonderful Read! by SamanthaJo on 1/5/2013
As I sat down to read this book, I was rather certain of the course the storyline would take. Romantic Christian Fiction novels tend to end in much the same manner as the ten before. While the storyline is somewhat expected, I was surprised to find the usual “end” closer to the middle of the plot with lots of dips and spills to follow.
As far as Cate is concerned, I’ve found another kindred spirit. Her sharp words, practical ways, and strong will collided with mine, making us one in the same. It was, however, Cate’s assumptions of other’s thoughts of her (both physically and intellectually) that made me pause and find that there are moments when I realize I am NOT the only one to think, feel, respond that way… when you can sit down with seemingly unassuming book and end up with a friend, that turns simple words into a wonderful story. Oh! And did I mention it may be possible that Cate loved books even more than I?
As Cate and Pete’s story unfolded – think Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew – a wild range of emotions hit. From first time hostilities to compassionate moments, they hit them all. Their relationship does not find resolution until the final chapters and the highs and lows of both Cate and Pete weave a beautiful story of maturing together and learning to love.
Overall, a wonderful read. I look forward to the next one!
***Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.