Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review of BECOMING BEA By @LeslieJeanGould | Kindle Giveaway and Facebook Party!

About the book: Can Bea and Ben Turn Rivalry Into Romance?

Beatrice Zook knows God wants her to learn patience toward others. When assisting a family overwhelmed by triplets proves surprisingly successful, her confidence in dealing with others, both young and old, grows.

One person she'll never be able to find peace with though is Ben Rupp. They've known each other forever, and Ben understands precisely how to antagonize her. What neither she nor Ben will admit is that beneath all their bickering, attraction awaits. When friends decide to try and bring the couple together, will the pair be able to find true love? Or will they damage their relationship beyond repair?

My review:  This was an interesting story based on Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, where misunderstandings ensue between Bea and Ben on their way to love.  I liked Bea and felt like I had a lot in common with her as far as her introverted personality went.  Seeing her grow and change into a better person reminded me of Cate in the first book; I really enjoyed her positive attitude. There's a lot of day-to-day details in this story, with Bea helping to take care of triplets and the adults, too, babies crying and needing to be fed and changed all of the time.  It got to be a lot of the same.  I found the relationship between Bea and Ben interesting and it had its cute moments, but I got frustrated over a huge misunderstanding between them and annoyed that they had such a hard time working it out.  Why don't people just tell the truth!? There were some faith elements, with Bea praying for patience and trying to trust God with her future.  Each story can be read alone in the series, but the characters still feature prominently in each book.  I liked this story more than the last one in the series, but I have to say it was just okay.  If you like Amish fiction, you might like it.

I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/Dcnfl

About the author: Leslie Gould is the coauthor, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 CBA bestseller The Amish Midwife, a 2012 Christy Award winner; ECPA bestseller Courting Cate, first in the Courtships of Lancaster County series; and Beyond the Blue, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice for Best Inspirational Novel, 2006. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She and her familyl live in Portland, Oregon.
Find Leslie online: website, Facebook, Twitter

Leslie Gould is back with the latest book, Becoming Bea, in her Shakespeare-inspired series, The Courtships of Lancaster County. Don't miss the other books in the series, Courting Cate (retelling of The Taming of the Shrew), Adoring Addie (inspired by Romeo and Juliet), and Minding Molly (inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Leslie is celebrating the series with a Kindle giveaway and a Facebook party on November 11th.
One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • One copy each of the entire The Courtships of Lancaster County series: Courting CateAdoring Addie, Minding Molly, and Becoming Bea.
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 11/11. Winner will be announced at Leslie's 11/11 Becoming Bea Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Leslie and Amish fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!

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