Sunday, July 7, 2013

Adoring Addie ~ The Courtships of Lancaster County, Bk 2 ~ by Leslie Gould

About 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?

Download PDF Excerpt here.

Where to Purchase: Baker RetailAmazon.comBarnes & Noble, CBD

About 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 husband and four children live in Portland, Oregon.

Where to find Leslie:  Author's Website, Twitter, Facebook

Other Books by Leslie Gould:

  • The Amish Midwife • Bk 1
  • The Amish Nanny • Bk 2
  • The Amish Bride • Bk 3

  • Courting Cate (November 2012) • Bk 1 
  • Adoring Addie (May 2013) • Bk 2
  • Wh(More to follow)

My Thoughts

When will Addie Cramer own up to her parents that she has nothing in common with.   Phillip Eicher, the bishop’s son.  She just can not image marrying someone she does not love.  Besides he is very boring and  knows nothing about the real Addie and her feelings.  She wants to marry someone who is actually interested in listening to her wants, needs and fears.  So far the only man that seems to be interested in what she has to say is Johnathan Mosier.  

Johnathan Mosier is mesmerized at the first time he laid eyes on Addie Cramer and after talking to her he finds her to be humble, sincere and very attractive.  The loyalty she shows toward her family and Amish community is from her heart and her trust in God.
Like the Hatfields and the McCoys the Cramers and the Mosiers hold a grudge against each other and would never agree to a union between the two families.    

The author has written a wonderful story of a couple's heartache, a daughter's desire to honor her father and mother,  reconciliation between friends, family and God.   This story shows the readers how anger and harboring a grudge can harden one's heart and distant him from God. 

Addie's father seemed to favor his son's over his daughters,  being more interested in what a marriage union for his daughter would bring to him and his family rather than how his  daughter felt about the man her father had chosen for her to marry.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from Baker Publishing/Bethany House for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion. 

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