Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Becoming Bea: A Blog Tour and Book Review

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?

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.Learn more at www.lesliegould.com.

My Review:

I have absolutely adored reading The Courtships of Lancaster County by Leslie Gould. It has wit and humor, serious times and funny times, and overall is a delightful Amish Fiction novel from a wonderful author. The fourth book, Becoming Bea, is inspired by the Shakespeare play, Much Ado About Nothing, and was a fabulous read. 

The characters and storyline draws you in from the beginning and I loved the autumn colors that made the cover pop. I loved the character of Bea, and it was great to see how her character developed through the novel, as well as her relationship with Ben. It was a fun read, and I loved that some characters from the other three books in the series where re-introduced. This book could be read as a stand alone, but I highly recommend reading the other three books so you are familiar with character histories and story lines. This was definitely a fun way to read Shakespeare for sure, throughout this series. A definite highlight for me to be sure.

I was not sure how the ending of the book would be but it was concluded nicely, without giving any spoilers, and I cannot wait to see what comes next from this author.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Becoming Bea online through Amazon.com - it is also available through your favorite local book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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