Friday, 28 December 2012

Book Review - Courting Cate by Leslie Gould

Publisher's Blurb: "Leslie Gould's gift for creating compelling characters never ceases to amaze and delight! She raises the bar with every book she writes."
--Mindy Starns Clark, bestselling author of Echoes of Titanic and The House That Cleans Itself

When This Couple Gets to Courting, Sparks Will Fly!

In Paradise, Pennsylvania, Cate Miller is known more for her sharp tongue and fiery temper than her striking appearance. Her sweet and flirty sister, Betsy, on the other hand, seems to have attracted most of the bachelors in Lancaster County!

But the sisters' wealthy father has made one hard-and-fast rule: older Cate must marry first, before younger Betsy can even start courting. Unfortunately, untamable Cate has driven away every suitor--until Pete Treger comes to town, that is.

Prodded by the men of the area, Pete turns his attention to winning Cate's hand. But is his interest true or is there a scheme at play?

My Review: I wanted to like this book, but really couldn't. I really disliked how Betsy, Cate's sister gets away with ruining people's lives and not having any consequences. I disliked how Cate allows herself to be treated as a doormat by her family & her new husband. Actually the entire premise of the book - Cate having to marry first because she is older, is simply archaic. This really could have been a good book but because of what I consider blatant mistreatment of Cate by her father, her sister & Pete, I cannot in recommend this book to others. 

"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".

1 comment:

Gill - That British Woman said...

I agree with your review Kim.

The baby is the first child of our dear friends, who are like a son and daughter to us, so we are honoury grandparents, but not actual blood relatives.