Review: Minding Molly (The Courtships of Lancaster County #3) by Leslie Gould

17934563 Minding Molly is another fun addition to The Courtships of Lancaster County series. I really enjoy how the author has built these stories based on the works of William Shakespeare. The first book of the series, Courting Cate, is based on The Taming of the Shrew. Book number two, Adoring Addie, is based on Romeo and Juliet. And now, we have Minding Molly, based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Looking ahead, the next book in the series is titled Becoming Bea and is based on Much Ado About Nothing. I have to say that it will be an interesting read for me, because I was definitely not fond of Bea in Minding Molly. However, we see her through Molly’s eyes in this book. I have a feeling that Bea sees the world very differently than Molly does.

Minding Molly follows a similar path as the previous two books in the series, in that the heroine has troubled relationships and misunderstandings that pop up between family members and friends. She must learn a lesson about trusting in God and not relying on herself to solve her problems. I really felt for Molly and felt that she was getting a raw deal throughout most of the book, especially the way that she was treated by her best friend, Hannah, and by her sister, Bea. I found it admirable that most issues were resolved by the end of the book in a satisfactory way.

There is a sweet love story running throughout the book. For about half of the book, I did not know which man Molly should end up with. It became clearer after the midway point, however, I was very unsure about how the author was going to tie everything up. But she did and all of my questions were answered.

I was frustrated with the way Molly was treated in most of the book, however, it was one of those situations where I just couldn’t stop reading because I had to know how it was going to turn out! I recommend this whole series to fans of Amish fiction. This book can stand alone, but the experience is much fuller after reading the first two books in the series. And the covers on these books are some of my favorites! (4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of Minding Molly from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review, which I have given. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Connect with Leslie:


You can connect with Leslie Gould on her website as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Pinterest.


About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.