Monday, 18 November 2013

Review - Adoring Addie

Adoring Addie
The Courtship of Lancaster County, Book 2
By Leslie Gould
Publisher: Bethany House
Pub. Date: May 1, 2013
ISBN: 978-0764210327
Pages: 352


I've been fascinated with Amish fiction for over ten years, well, ever since I read my first Beverly Lewis novel. Any time there is an opportunity to review an Amish books, I eagerly sign up. This year has been a little rocky, with a family emergency and a few other things, therefore Adoring Addie got shoved aside for six months, but I finally got around to reading it last month.

In a Romeo and Juliet-type plot, the Cramers and Mosiers families have been bickering back and forth for as long as anybody can remember, which causes a bit of a problem for Addie Cramer, who has fall in love with Jonathan Mosier, whose family just returned to the county. Addie's parents are insisting that she marries the bishop's son, Phillip Eicher, as Amish daughters are suppose to honor their parents' wishes, but Addie doesn't love Phillip at all. Her heart is with Jonathan.

The only chance of any kind of a future for Addie and Jonathan is for them to come up with a scheme to get their families to forgive each other and start anew.

Though the plot has a Romeo and Juliet feel to it, this is a Christian novel, so it has a happier ending (AKA - nobody dies!). The first book in the series, Courting Cate, was a wonderful read, but there is something missing in Adoring Addie, maybe it is a lack of chemistry between the characters or something. I can't exactly put my finger on it. Don't get me wrong, Adoring Addie isn't a bad novel, it’s just not as good as the first. Overall, Adoring Addie is still a cute Amish romance!

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

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