The book is set in Lancaster, Pa within the Amish community. The main focus is on Bea who is a young single girl. She loves God and is open to His molding - which is something I found wonderful in this book. At times I felt that slight sting of conviction along with the character! Who would have thought a romance novel could do that!! While there was a lot of focus on the daily life of Beatrice and her taking care of the Miller Family - it didn't get old at all. I liked reading about their daily life and the socialization that came with daily meals and chores.
Gould is a fantastic writer and she gives us the right details. She shares just enough of the character's thoughts and feelings and it makes you want to read more to know what will happen next. I honestly would love a second book in Bea's voice! She is a fascinating character. Strong, independent and a tiny bit sassy! She learns to balance her will with God's will for her life. I found her 'old soul' ways to make for a enjoyable character for sure!
Be sure to pick up your copy of Becoming Bea at your local retailer or online at a store like Amazon!
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 Cate, Adoring Addie, Minding Molly, and Becoming Bea.