Thursday, March 13, 2014

Adoring Addie

Author: Leslie Goard
Publisher: Bethany House
May 2013
ISBN:  978-0764210327
Genre: Amish

Not Since Romeo and Juliet Has a Couple Faced Odds This Long

The Cramers and Mosiers have been angry with each other for as long as anyone can remember. Things had cooled to a simmer...until Addie Cramer and Jonathan Mosier fell head over heels for each other. Now old tensions are renewed, and Addie's parents insist she marry stolid and uninspiring Phillip Eicher.

Distraught at a future apart, the two decide their best hope is to reconcile the two families...but that means digging into the past to see what tore them apart. Will their love be enough to keep them together or will long-held secrets ruin their chance at happiness? 

ADORING ADDIE is the second book in The Courtships of Lancaster County series. It easily stands alone, but fans will want to read Courting Cate, the first book in the series.

Okay, in my opinion, Courting Cate was better. This story was rather flat, no sparks, but plenty of family arguments (which I get more than enough of with a couple of my own children). I was kind of amused by some things—such as a frog hopping into a kettle of spaghetti sauce—and bothered by other things. I liked Ms. Gould's previous books (especially the co-written ones) but this one is a miss for me.

This is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and there is a death-feel at the end (kudos to Ms. Gould for pulling that off). This is definitely not one of my favorite Amish books. 3 stars. $14.99. 352 pages. 

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