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Courting Cate

byLeslie Gould

Paperback | October 1, 2012

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#1 Bestselling Author Leslie Gould Delivers a New Amish Romance 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, 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--until Pete comes to town, that is.

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. She hardly seems receptive to his overtures, though. Instead, she's immediately suspicious of his interest.
Leslie Gould is the coauthor, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 bestselling The Amish Midwife and The Amish Nanny. She is also the author of numerous novels, including Garden of Dreams, Beyond the Blue (winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice for Best Inspirational Novel, 2006), and Scrap Everything. She holds an MFA in creativ...
Title:Courting CateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.27 inPublished:October 1, 2012Publisher:Baker PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0764210319

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Courting Kate It was a wonderful read. Very captivating. Great one! Really teaches One the power of the word of God.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book This is an awesome series. Just finished the last book. Would recommend to anyone who likes Amish romances.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Memories Love it. I just love reading these stories because they remind me of my dads family. I always loved the stories my Mennonite grandma use to tell and these stories takes me back
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Courting Cate An easy read that keeps you interested. I loved the story line.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The courtship of Lancaster Great it
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Courting Cate Great story. Enjoy reading about Amish life and the relationship between the main characters.
Date published: 2014-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Courting Cate Definitely a two tissue box book.
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Taming the Shrew Amish Style. Loved it Taming of the Shrew…Amish style. I really enjoyed reading this novel. I kept thinking about 10 Things I Hate About You and, although Pete is not your average Heath Ledger, Cate and Betsy fit the bill of the characters pretty well. I enjoyed Cate’s hard heart and tough exterior, and, of course, that she was a book nerd. I liked that she wanted to start a business and researched things that could help out her community. Sometimes Cate was stubborn and had outrageous moments that would probably have made me disliked her, but I just couldn’t. At first I thought the language was a little difficult, but surprisingly I caught on pretty quick after the first chapter or two. I also found it odd that almost immediately after meeting Pete she found herself hoping that he liked her, and shortly after she was stating that she would never marry. It was a bit confusing at first, but the adventure of the novel really took off and the confusing stuff at the beginning ended up not really mattering. There were some confusing, and even some frustrating moments in this novel, but really The Taming of the Shrew is filled with frustration and even though I found that when Cate and Peter were in New York they both acted very differently from who they really were I loved it when the got back to Lancaster County and I loved their relationship. Good: Cate—Independent business woman. Extremely stubborn, but with a soft-side for family. Pete—Man I loved Pete, he was so care-free and just going with his heart. Bad: Betsy—She was a brat. She was pretty manipulative, and at one point stated that Cate was in the wrong because Cate never raised her properly, so it wasn’t her fault. And, I kind of seemed like she didn’t really learn her lesson. At different points, but Pete and Cate were confusing. Cate acted straight rude, and Pete sometimes did the same when he was in New York. I know it helped make the story, but I missed who they truly were at those time. Also sometimes things were a little confusing. I never really understood what happened with Seth and Cate. It was explained, but I felt like more detail was needed. Overall (Writing style, story line, and general): Overall the story flowed nicely, and even though the language was confusing at first it really started to flow after the first chapter or two. Although the story was one I’ve hear before I liked the new take on it, and I loved the characters…even M&M, whom I hope are going to be in the next novels in the series. I fell in love with the moments that Cate and Pete shared together and was really just falling in love with their romance. I don’t know if I’ve ever said this, but I usually don’t like reading Christian novels. Sometimes I find that the religious aspect overtake the story, but Bethany House has yet to fail me. The authors, including Leslie Gould, manage to bring the Christian values and intertwine them perfectly into a great story that can be enjoyable to all audiences. Especially those who simply love falling in love. View more of my review and others at my blog: "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group"
Date published: 2012-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Fun Read Courting Cate, an Amish fiction take on the Taming of the Shrew has all the markings of a fun story: a sharp tongued savvy woman coupled with an undaunted handsome guy whose snappy dialogue sparkles off the page from the get go. Feisty Cate, is the sharp-tongued elder sister whose sweet gorgeous younger sister is the epitome of an Amish young woman—everything Cate is not. With Cate’s father pronouncement that Betsy may not marry until Cate does, Betsy begins a desperate search for a male, any male that Cate has not already driven away! I love inspirational romance, but I have to be honest that I tend to avoid the Amish fiction. I generally like my novels to at least have some basis in reality. While I am not immersed in Amish life, I found myself often skeptical that the thoughts, feelings and action in Courting Cate were true to life. I know, I know, its fiction…but this is the first book I’ve read by Leslie Gould and she just didn’t convince me. I also found that the story seemed to drag a bit in the middle. But if you can manage to suspend your disbelief and keep reading until the end, I think you’ll be happy you did. Courting Cate is a cute, fun tale that helped me pass a few hours in leisurely relaxation. Enjoy! "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Date published: 2012-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant, Emotional Read It's no secret that I love Amish fiction and I really love it it when an author makes that genre her own, which is exactly what Gould has done in Courting Cate. It's a simple love story really -- if you dig past all the complications and emotional angst, that is. :-) But the story also has a unique perspective that I haven't read in any other Amish romance before. That made for a refreshing read, though I'm hard-pressed to explain the different nuances in the story that made it so. Loosely based on Shakespeare's, A Taming of a Shrew, Gould digs deep beneath the surface of her characters so we understand their actions and reactions. I 'got' Cate's prickly ways and sometimes championed them and while Pete could be unerringly sweet, he was also annoyingly taciturn at times. The way Gould brings these two together makes for a brilliant, emotional read. "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Date published: 2012-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An entertaining, heart-felt read! Courting Cate is a wonderful addition to the Amish fiction genre. Within a few sentences, Cate Miller had already won my sympathies with the scene of being caught reading in bed as a child. Likely this is because I was the male version of Cate, forever being caught by my parents reading at night – without the candle, of course, as in Cate’s case! Cate is a complex character, shaped by a childhood that had very difficult moments as she was forced to become a mother to her younger sibling at a young age. Though my own story is of course much different, I resonated with Cate’s struggles to become comfortable with who God made her to be, to find her own place among people who haven’t always embraced her. I enjoyed the tremendous growth Cate experienced throughout the story as she learned to rely on God for all of her needs instead of on others. Courting Cate surprised me as a story, because though I was indeed expecting to enjoy the novel, I wasn't expecting the level of emotional depth I encountered, leading me to examine my own life and where I derive my identity. Leslie Gould is a talented author, and I grew to really care about all of the different characters, faults and all. The romance that unfolds between Cate and Pete is often a fun one to follow, and readers are sure to cheer the outcome! I enjoyed the wonderful settings, the humorous moments, the family drama, all of which combined to make an entertaining, heart-felt read. I’m looking forward to where this series goes next under the guidance of the talented pen of Leslie Gould. 4.5 out of 5 stars. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group
Date published: 2012-12-06