Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Minding Molly - The Courtships of Lancaster County 3 - Leslie Gould
About the book:
Molly Zook Has Everything Planned Just Right.
Or So She Thinks!
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 now 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 had a hard time getting into this story. I liked Molly fine, along with the other characters, but there didn't seem to be a lot happening in the story. It felt like a lot of description about day-to-day work and a ton of misunderstandings and miscommunication. This is based on A Midsummer Night's Dream by Shakespeare, which is a chaotic story, but I still felt frustrated with the plot. There was also hardly anything to the romance. I did like the theme of realizing you can't control everything and that you need to let God be God and follow where He leads. Overall, I was quite disappointed in the story, especially since I loved Courting Cate, the first book in the series, so much. I still plan to read Adoring Addie, book two, and future books in the series if there are more. If you like Amish stories, you might want to check it out.
I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.