Courting Cate (The Courtships of Lancaster County Book #1)
Courting Cate is the first in several books for this series. I found the book a light, quick read. One that I could pick up and put down without getting lost in the story line. Having two teen girls still at home, I can relate to the night and day differences of the sisters in the book.
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.
There were parts in the story that I questioned if were truly Amish ways, however this was never promoted as a documentary. Overall, I liked the book and wouldn’t mind reading the rest of the series. This book along with the others in the series can be found on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback formats.
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