Becoming Bea (The Courtships of Lancaster County)
Becoming Bea - The Courtships of Lancaster County Author:Leslie Gould Christy Award-Winner Gould Delivers Amish Romance with Wit and Charm — Zook only wants to devote herself to God, but struggles with patience toward others. Her sister's challenge that she can't serve God if she isn't willing to serve His people finally opens her eyes and she soon finds herself helping a family overwhelmed by triplets. Much to her... more » surprise, she has a knack with the babies, and 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 realize is that beneath all their bickering awaits an attraction neither will admit. When their friends decide to try and bring the couple together, will the pair be able to find true love? Or damage their relationship beyond repair?« less
I've come to really enjoy this series and have looked forward to the release of each book. Becoming Bea was no exception, I'm just sorry it is the last book in the series.
I enjoyed the characters and loved reading Bea's story, connecting with her since her personality often reminded me much of my own. Of course, her love of books was something I totally understand.
One of the things that impresses me about Leslie Gould's writing is her ability to draw her readers into the story to such an extent that I was completely sympathetic to Molly in Minding Molly and thought Bea was a bit of a flake, but in Becoming Bea I was on Bea's side all the way and was very annoyed by Molly's incessant bossiness.
Any fan of Amish fiction is going to love Bea and Ben's story of finding your place and finding a love worth sacrificing self for. Don't miss Leslie Gould's 21st century Amish retelling of Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing.
(I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)