Friday, March 28, 2014

Review: Minding Molly (The Courtships of Lancaster County #3) by Leslie Gould

Book Review: Minding Molly by Leslie Gould

Books Details
Title: Minding Molly
Author: Leslie Gould
2014, Bethany House
ISBN: 9780764210334
Genre: Amish Fiction, Christian Fiction

Book Summary
Capable and optimistic Molly Zook has a slight issue with control: She doesn't like giving it up. So she's chafing against her mother's wish that, to save the family farm, she marry Mervin Mosier--especially after she meets Leon Fisher. He's from Montana but is working in Molly's district, training horses at a nearby ranch. He is tall and muscular, with a confident demeanor. Molly has never met anyone like him, and he seems to feel the same about her.

Determined to let nothing get between them, Molly decides the best course of action is to get Mervin to fall back in love with her best friend, Hannah. Molly organizes a weekend camping trip hoping to bring them together, 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?
My Review
Molly Zook Has Everything Planned Just Right.
Or So She Thinks!
I was frustrated with the way Molly was treated in part of the book, however you will not be able to stop reading because you will want to find out what happens. I recommend the series to those that like Amish books!  This book can be a stand alone book, but the experience is much greater if you read the first two books.
I have always been intrigued by the Amish so over the years I have read a number of books about the Amish.   Minding Molly is alot like the first two books. I felt bad for Molly  when she was not treated well by her friend!  Molly likes to be in control,but then her mother wants her to marry to save the family farm, this she struggles with!!  She then has two men that are interested in her!

About the Author
Some of my strongest memories from childhood include stories—and how those stories connected me to my family and friends. As a preschooler, I remember playing Island of the Blue Dolphin with my three siblings and the neighbor kids, my father reading A Street of Flower Boxes to us before bed, and my mother reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn on long car trips. I also soaked up Bible stories and accounts of grace and redemption during Sunday school and Good News Club. Along with my love of stories, my love of writing began in those early years with my very first written word—S-K-Y.
Even though I knew I wanted to write fiction by the time I was in the sixth grade, as I grew older I pursued other things instead, such as majoring in history and communications, and then working as a museum curator, then a public relations specialist, and finally as a magazine editor. Once I finally started writing fiction, it was another ten years until I sold my first novel. By that time I’d been married for nearly 20 years and had four children of my own to read to. In the decade since my first contract I’ve written fifteen books, from Beyond the Blue, a story about international adoption set in Vietnam, to Courting Cate, a retelling of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” set in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. No matter what I write, I aim to reveal truths about God’s love, beauty, and redemptive work in our lives. My goal is to connect more deeply to God, family, and friends through my writing. My hope is that my stories encourage readers to deepen their own connections too. (
I received a complimentary copy of Minding Molly from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review, which I have given. 

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