By Leslier Gould
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?
Ben Rupp and Beatrice Zook had a long history of competition between the two of them. That was before Ben briefly courted her, and then disappeared from her life.
Now he’s back pestering her, plus her family is going to Montana for an extended visit. Bea decided there’s no way she’s going to Montana with them. She’s a homebody. But it’s not proper to stay at the farm on her own. What a mess!
Right then her only consolations were her journal and her books. She definitely had to figure out a way to get out of the Montana trip.
She did it. She started working as a mother’s helper and stayed while the rest of the family did the Montana thing. It was a tiring job, but Bea loved it.
Interestingly, she and Ben seemed to be starting the courting dance, but it was interrupted by a snake in the grass. All of a sudden Beaa’s dreams started disappearing one by one. What will life ultimately hold for her?
I’ve been enjoying Leslie Gould’s The Courtships of Lancaster County. I’m looking forward to book 5. Please, Ms Gould, tell us there is going to be a book 5.
***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***
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 family live in Portland, Oregon.