Courting Cate

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Baker Publishing Group, Nov 1, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
63 Reviews
#1 Bestselling Author Leslie Gould Delivers a New Amish Romance Series

When Amish farmer Pete Treger moves to Paradise Township, Pennsylvania, seeking a better life, he meets sisters Cate and Betsy Miller. Both are beautiful, but older sister Cate is known more for her sharp tongue and fiery temper than her striking appearance. Betsy, on the other hand, is sweet and flirty--and seems to have attracted most of the bachelors in Lancaster County!

However, the sisters' wealthy father has made one hard and fast rule: elder sister must marry first, before the younger can even start courting. Unfortunately for poor Betsy, and for the men who want to court her, her older sister, Cate, doesn't have any suitors--until Pete comes to town, that is.

Though he finds both sisters attractive, something about Cate's feisty demeanor appeals to him. Soon the other bachelors in the district convince Pete to court Cate. She hardly seems receptive to his overtures, though. Instead, she's immediately suspicious of his interest.

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Review: Courting Cate (The Courtships of Lancaster County #1)

User Review  - Catherine Leggitt - Goodreads

I very joyfully award this book the highest possible praise while also chiding myself for "judging a book" by it's genre. After meeting Leslie Gould in Portland in 2012, I purchased this book ... Read full review

Review: Courting Cate (The Courtships of Lancaster County #1)

User Review  - Natalie - Goodreads

The plot was different and refreshing for an Amish novel--definitely not the usual "will she or won't she leave the Amish for the city?" plot. I'm not sure the first person style is right for me ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Leslie Gould is the coauthor, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 bestselling The Amish Midwife and The Amish Nanny. She is also the author of numerous novels, including Garden of Dreams, Beyond the Blue (winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice for Best Inspirational Novel, 2006), and Scrap Everything. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She resides with her husband and four children in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at

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