Gould brings us a story full of love, tradition and faith. Her gifted storytelling coupled with genuine characters draws you into the world of the Amish of Paradise Township. A retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, it’s centered on a strong-willed heroine who meets her match in an Amish farmer. This charming story will grab at the heartstrings and have you cheering until the last page.
Sharp-tongued Cate Miller is not interested in getting married; she’s content with just her books. However, her father is not and creates a new rule that Cate’s younger sister, Betsy, is not allowed to marry until Cate does. When Amish farmer Pete Treger comes to town, he is like no other man Cate has met. Pete is intrigued by her fiery spirit. When Pete shows interest in her, Cate is suspicious, but Pete’s intentions are clear. It’s just a matter of convincing Cate. (BETHANY HOUSE, Nov., 352 pp, $14.99)