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Becoming Bea by Leslie Gould
The Courtships of Lancaster County #4
Synopsis: Can Bea and Ben Turn Rivalry Into Romance?Beatrice Zook knows God wants her to learn patience toward others. When assisting a family overwhelmed by triplets proves surprisingly successful, her confidence in dealing with others, both young and old, grows.
One person she'll never be able to find peace with though is Ben Rupp. They've known each other forever, and Ben understands precisely how to antagonize her. What neither she nor Ben will admit is that beneath all their bickering, attraction awaits. When friends decide to try and bring the couple together, will the pair be able to find true love? Or will they damage their relationship beyond repair?
My review: This was a good addition to a fun series to read. As with the rest of the series you can tell that the author did her research on the Amish before writing. It was nice to watch Bea and Ben's relationship grow throughout this book. This was a fast read for me as the story just flowed. The few twists in the plot helped make the story what it was an enjoyable weekend book. For me this series has been a fun way to read Shakespeare plays retold in a way that is interesting and enjoyable. Bea is a character that has to grow on you, in the last book I did not care for her but after reading this one I have come to like her. I think this is a fun series that both teens and adults would enjoy.
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 bestsellerCourting 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 familyl live in Portland, Oregon.
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Leslie is celebrating the series with a Kindle giveaway and a Facebook party on November 11th.
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire
- One copy each of the entire The Courtships of Lancaster County series: Courting Cate, Adoring Addie, Minding Molly, and Becoming Bea.