My Review: Typically I do not gravitate towards Amish novels, but when I read the description of this book and saw that it was a play off of Taming of the Shrew, which is one of my favorite Shakespeare comedies, I thought I would give it a chance. I am so glad that I did. This was a great read. I loved the development of the romance between Pete and Cate and I really felt the pain Cate had experienced and how that colored the way she handled situations. My favorite part of the book was what ends up "taming" Cate and that deviation from the original story was so awesome, but I will leave it to you to read the book and find it out for yourself.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
In the decade since my first contract I’ve written fifteen books, from Beyond the Blue, a story about international adoption set in Vietnam, to Courting Cate, a retelling of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” set in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. No matter what I write, I aim to reveal truths about God’s love, beauty, and redemptive work in our lives. My goal is to connect more deeply to God, family, and friends through my writing. My hope is that my stories encourage readers to deepen their own connections too.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Courting Cate, go HERE.