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Leslie Gould is a new favorite author of mine, and Adoring Addie is the second book in her Courtships of Lancaster County series which I'm loving.
I seem to remember saying awhile back that I was not a fan of Amish fiction, but that has changed. Now it seems to be a running joke with everyone who knows me--I love Amish/Mennonite stories. (Not all of them, mind you. A story has to be well-written, no matter the genre.)
So Adoring Addie is all things that I enjoy: Amish, interesting cover (I barely even mind the people's faces being shown), well-written, and a purposeful story. It could be described as a retelling of Romeo and Juliet, but I believe it is better because 1) I always did have trouble understanding what on earth Shakespeare was trying to say, 2) I could relate to it, and 3) SPOILER! It had a happy ending.
If you enjoy the Amish genre...or even if you don't think you do...try this book.
It's one of those I will reread.
Not since Romeo and Juliet has a couple faced odds this long. The Cramers and Mosiers have been angry with each other for as long as anyone can remember. Things had cooled to a simmer...until Addie Cramer and Jonathan Mosier fell head over heels for each other. Now old tensions are renewed, and Addie's parents insist she marry stolid and uninspiring Phillip Eicher.
Distraught at a future apart, the two decide their best hope is to reconcile the two families...but that means digging into the past to see what tore them apart. Will their love be enough to keep them together or will long-held secrets ruin their chance at happiness?
*I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.