Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"Becoming Bea" by Leslie Gould

{Yesterday, we switched it up a bit here on BFCG…we talked about Music! Did you enter the giveaway? Click here to enter!}
About this book:

  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?”

Series: Book #4 in “The Courtships of Lancaster Country”. {I have read #3, “Minding Molly” (review here—old rating system though!), but have not read #1 or #2.}

Spiritual Content- Psalm 143:8 at the beginning; Many Prayers & Silent Prayers over food; “Thank you, Jesus” & “Praise God” are both said a couple times; Talks about God (but the ‘H’s aren’t capital); A couple of Scriptures are quoted; Bea’s Faith becomes stronger in this novel.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘idiot’ and six forms of ‘stupid’; a curse is said but not written; a mention that a man was stabbed to death in 1593; mentions of hunting (a deer is killed (barely-above-not-detailed); Blood (barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- a semi-detailed kiss; Noticing (not-detailed); Poetry & Sonnets about Love; Many mentions of nursing babies; Nan says that she “can’t image having more children. Of course if that’s what God has for us…although at this point it’s not like Bob and I even have time to hug each other, let alone..” she laughs & says she’s balling; Don’s a flirt; a man tries to force himself on Bea (barely-above-not-detailed); Molly tells Bea that she’s “the most chaste person I know.”; Love, falling in love, trying not to fall in love, & the emotions.

-Beatrice “Bea” Zook
                                         P.O.V. of Bea
                                                        345 pages

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My personal Rating- 
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What I really liked in “Minding Molly” and now in “Becoming Bea” was that the main character really grows in their Faith and outlook on people. That was neat! At first the rivalry between Bea & Ben was cute—it reminded me a bit of “With Every Breathe” by Elizabeth Camden, but one Amish, one Historical.

Leslie Gould is back with the latest book, Becoming Bea, in her Shakespeare-inspired series, The Courtships of Lancaster County. Don't miss the other books in the series, Courting Cate (retelling of The Taming of the Shrew), Adoring Addie (inspired by Romeo and Juliet), and Minding Molly (inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

Leslie is celebrating the series with a Kindle giveaway and a Facebook party on November 11th.
One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • One copy each of the entire The Courtships of Lancaster County series: Courting CateAdoring Addie, Minding Molly, and Becoming Bea.
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on 11/11. Winner will be announced at Leslie's 11/11 Becoming Bea Facebook author chat party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Leslie and Amish fiction fans, as well as for a chance to win some great prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway via FACEBOOK, TWITTER or PINTEREST and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 11th!

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Bethany House) through Litfuse for this review.

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