Thursday, November 6, 2014

Becoming Bea ~ Leslie Gould



Becoming Bea | The Courtships of Lancaster County series
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 take on this book:
As a fan of Amish fiction reading this book was a no brainer for me. I enjoyed the character of Beatrice Zook. She loves books and doesn't aspire to the same goals that other Amish women do, she doesn't really care to marry instead she wants to own a bookstore. Her patience often wears thin and she is sometimes quick to anger, and that is never more obvious than when she is with Ben Rupp! Thing is the two have known each other forever, he even beat her in the fifth grade spelling bee, and it really seems like he knows just how to push her buttons, so of course there is no way that they would ever be attracted to each other, or would they? 

While I have read each book in The Courtship of Lancaster County, I think Becoming Bea was probably my favorite. Bea was an easy character to understand and like.   It was nice to see Bea's character grow and change as the story progressed. I will say that the dialogue between Bea and Ben with all their bickering was sometimes a bit annoying,and felt a bit childish at times, but it was important in order to see the growth and change with the characters! Ms. Gould's writing pulled me right into the story, making me feel like I was actually a part of the story instead of just reading it.  The plot zips right along, and held my interest until the end. Fans of Amish fiction are certainly going to enjoy Becoming Bea, but anyone who enjoys a fast paced plot, interesting characters and a bumpy romance should give it a try as well. While I feel as if each book in the series can be read as a stand alone, I highly recommend the entire series.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

Leslie Gould


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 familyl live in Portland, Oregon.Learn more at
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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 CateAdoring Addie, Minding Molly, and Becoming Bea.
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 11/11. Winner will be announced at Leslie’s 11/11 Becoming BeaFacebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Leslie and Amish fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!
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