Friday, November 7, 2014

Becoming Bea Book Review

I got Becoming Bea (The Courtships of Lancaster County) by Leslie Gould through the publisher for my review.  I was excited to say yes to this opportunity and even more excited to see if pop into my mailbox.  I love to read Amish fiction and this is a series and author that I hadn't had a chance to read yet.  I knew that it was a little while before I needed to post my review but I had to read the book and couldn't put it off any longer.  I prefer reading the books and posting the review right away but I just couldn't help it!

In this book, Bea Zook knows she needs to learn patience toward others because she is quick to anger which is not common in the Amish community. When assisting a family overwhelmed by triplets proves surprisingly successful, her confidence in dealing with others, both young and old, grows.  She changes her own personality as she grows more confident.  One person she'll never be able to find peace with though is her childhood friend, Ben Rupp. Ben understands precisely how to antagonize her and frequently says things just to upset her and get her reaction. Their friends decide to try and bring the couple together to show them that the bickering is actually them caring for each other because someone you don't care about can't affect you as much.  Make sure you pick up this book and find out how it works out!!!

I enjoyed the book so much.  My biggest complaint is that it was so good that I had trouble putting it down and therefore, it was over too fast.  The great writing and great characters drag you into middle of the situation so that you feel like you are living in this small town with the other characters.  I am going to have to look for more by the author, especially the first three books in this series.  I am usually not one to start series in the middle but when given the chance to review this book, I jumped at the chance because it sounded so interesting.  I wasn't wrong and I wasn't disappointed!!  I hope that you check out this book and see if you need to add it to your reading list too.  Let me know if you have read this or any other books in the series so I know where to read next!

If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please feel free to click here.

More about the author: 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 family live in Portland, Oregon.

**  I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review from Litfuse Publicity.

Review also posted on Amazon

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