Thursday, February 20, 2014

Minding Molly by Leslie Gould

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Leslie Gould is another one of my favorite writers. True, I used to be one of those people who never read Amish stories, but I love hers.
Minding Molly is the third in the Courtships of Lancaster County series, and I recommend you read the entire series. Each has an imperfect heroine with a lesson to learn. You might have certain ideas about the Amish, but Leslie's depiction makes them so easy to relate to. Oftentimes, we seem to have this idea that the Amish life is super simple, but this book will change your mind. They are normal people, same as us. I'd love to visit an Amish community now. And go camping.
Molly, the book's heroine, has a control problem. She bosses others around because she believes they need her direction to do things the right way. This is a problem that many women--and men, I'm sure--deal with.
Molly's sister, Beatrice, was hilarious, and I'm looking forward to her having her own story, Becoming Bea, soon.
I did not know how this book would end. There were plenty of obstacles in the heroine's way of finding love, and I wondered if she would truly have her happy ending. Of course, I won't spoil the ending, but you won't be disappointed. :-)
Are you a fan of Amish fiction? If you are or even if you aren't, I recommend you give Leslie's stories a try. She bases each one of her novels on one of Shakespeare's plays. Minding Molly is based on A Midsummer Night's Dream, a play I've never read. Maybe now I will.
So, head over to Amazon and start enjoying Leslie Gould's latest.
I highly recommend it!
From the Back Cover
 Molly Zook's always liked being in control, so she's struggling with her mother's wish that, to save the family farm, she marry Mervin Mosier. Especially after Molly meets Leon Fisher. He's from Montana but is training horses at a nearby ranch. He's tall and muscular and confident--Molly has never met anyone like him and she's sure he feels the same about her.
  Determined to let nothing get between them, Molly tries to coax Mervin into falling back in love with Molly's best friend Hannah. A weekend camping trip in the Poconos could be just the place...but things quickly go awry, and it seems Leon and Hannah might be falling for each other instead! Will Molly keep struggling to control everyone and everything around her? Or will she learn to let God handle the twists and turns of her life?
*I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Oh, my goodness! I was just thinking the other day, someone should rewrite Shakespeare with a country or historical setting! This is great! So glad to know about these! My favorite Shakespeare I've read so far is Much Ado About Nothing. I suspect Bea's story is going to go with that one since MAAN's heroine was Beatrice. Well, there was also Hero, but she married... Oh, my goodness! I bet Hero is Hannah and--
    Yes, I'm most DEFINITELY going to have to read this series. :)))

    Thanks for this review!!!!

    1. Yay, Natalie! I really think you'll enjoy it. My favorite so far has been Courting Cate, based on The Taming of the Shrew, because the theme of that novel is easy for me to relate to. I haven't read Much Ado About Nothing, but I think you're right about Becoming Bea. That sounds familiar.
      So happy you're going to read the series!!! I love sharing book recommendations!

  2. Thank you, Courtney! I'm encouraged and blessed by your review.

    1. You're welcome, Leslie. I was blessed by your book :-)