My Thoughts: While I loved Cate's character (and even got teary eyed for her a couple of times, I didn't really care for many of the other main characters (especially Cate's sister, Betsy). I did feel like it was a bit unrealistic for them to treat Cate the way they did and for her to put up with it. Especially when she was supposed to have such a strong attitude. But, that's just my opinion. The plot of this book was great, though, and the writer did a good job telling the story. Over all I did like this book and think that it's well worth reading.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Courting Cate, go HERE.