Review: Becoming Bea by Leslie Gould PLUS a Giveaway!

20665061 I have really enjoyed this entire series. Becoming Bea was such a great story! I admit that I really did not like Bea in the previous story, Minding Molly. It was so neat to see things from her perspective in this book and become attached to Bea’s character.

I loved the large number of characters interacting in this book and the fact that Bea grew so much throughout the whole story. She emotionally changed a great deal from start to finish. However, she did hold on to her hurt toward Ben for quite a long time. I just really enjoyed the person she grew in to. Ben did a lot of growing in this book, just like Bea did. He learned some important lessons about trusting the person you love, and communicating better.

Frustrations and misunderstandings in these Courtships of Lancaster County books usually come from lack of communication between characters, or sometimes certain characters lying to achieve what they want. This is true in Becoming Bea, as well.

I really appreciated that so many storylines were tied up with a nice bow in this book. I love revisiting characters and Becoming Bea made that possible for me. I definitely recommend this book and the entire series. (5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House, through Litfuse Publicity, in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.

About the 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?

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About the author: Leslie Gould is the coauthor, with Mindy Starns Clark, of the #1 CBA bestseller The Amish Midwife, a 2012 Christy Award winner; ECPA bestseller Courting Cate, first in the Courtships of Lancaster County series; and Beyond the Blue, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice for Best Inspirational Novel, 2006. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She and her familyl live in Portland, Oregon.
Find Leslie online: website, Facebook, Twitter

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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!

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.
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