Leslie Gould: Amish Shakespeare?
(December 6, 2012)
With the novel Courting Cate
(Bethany House), Leslie Gould
launches her series The Courtships
of Lancaster County. Offering a
fresh take on Amish romance, each
book in the series will be loosely
modeled on one of Shakespeare’s
timeless plays. Courting Cate is
a variation on The Taming of the
Shrew set amid the beloved barns
and buggies of Lancaster County.
In Paradise, PA, Cate Miller
is known more for her sharp
tongue and fiery temper than
her striking appearance. Her
sweet and flirty sister, Betsy, on
the other hand, seems to have
attracted almost every bachelor in
But the sisters’ wealthy father
has set a hard-and-fast rule: Cate,
as the oldest, must get married
before Betsy can do so. Unfortunately,
untamable Cate has driven
away every suitor—until Pete
Treger comes to town, that is.
Encouraged by the men of the area, Pete seems
determined to win Cate’s hand, but is her heart really
what he’s after?