Becoming Bea, The Courtships of Lancaster County Series #4  - eBook  -     By: Leslie Gould
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Bethany House / 2014 / ePub

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Zook only wants to devote herself to God, but struggles with patience toward others. Her sister's challenge that she can't serve God if she isn't willing to serve His people finally opens her eyes and she soon finds herself helping a family overwhelmed by triplets. Much to her surprise, she has a knack with the babies, and 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 realize is that beneath all their bickering awaits an attraction neither will admit. When their friends decide to try and bring the couple together, will the pair be able to find true love? Or damage their relationship beyond repair?

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781441264749
ISBN-13: 9781441264749
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Series: Courtships of Lancaster County

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Publisher's Description

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?

Author Bio

Leslie Gould is the bestselling author of The Courtships of Lancaster County series and The Amish Midwife and The Amish Nanny, coauthored with Mindy Starns Clark. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University and has taught fiction writing at Multnomah University as an adjunct professor. She resides with her husband and four children in Portland, Oregon. Learn more at www.lesliegould.com.

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  1. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Read
    December 28, 2014
    PennyMindingMom
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Becoming Bea is the fourth book in the Courtships of Lancaster County series. I have read the first two books in this series, Courting Cate and Adoring Addie. Each book in this

    series can be read as a stand alone book, but Im sure youll want to read them all.

    The author, Leslie Gould, tells the story of Beatrice Zook. Bea lives with her mother, sister Molly and Mollys husband Leon. When Beas family goes on vacation to Montana to visit Leons

    family, Bea is allowed to remain home if she can find a job. She finds a job working for Bob and Nan caring for their preemie triplets.

    While working with the triplets Beas outlook on life changes. As Bea learns more about herself she realizes that she needs to make some changes. She soon learns how to enjoy the

    fellowship with her peers and appreciate the teamwork it takes to accomplish tasks.

    Working with the triplets isnt without its hardships for Bea. She is put into contact with Ben Rupp. The two courted once, but when it ended abruptly Bea with hurt beyond measure. Bea

    found it hard to open up to anyone after that. Now that hes back in her life, can they learn to forgive each other and follow the life that God has planned for them?

    Becoming Bea teaches you about forgiveness and putting the needs of others first. It was a great conclusion to the series.

    Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group for review. I was in no way compensated for this review.
  2. Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    God Overcomes Pride and Miscommunications, and Heals Relationships!
    December 23, 2014
    Daisies
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I havent read the others in the series, and this is the last book, so my thoughts are from that standpoint.

    I loved this book!! Beas controlling sister Molly reminded me of times with my mom, and friends Ive seen put in these situations. I love that things are resolved between them in the end, and that they can begin a real sister relationship. Healing and restoration are always great things!

    Bea is a good example of someone who has let her pride and introverted-ness isolate her in all of her relationships, or prevent her from even having relationships/friendships. And pride and fear are behind her antagonist attitude toward Ben. As her confidence grows while caring for a neighbors triplets, so does her openness to friendship. And, as usual, its always good to communicate with each other when theres a misunderstanding, rather than listen to others or jump to conclusions!

    So many great lessons here, but youll have to read it yourself to find out the rest!

    A personal favorite bit, because its a part of nature that I also love, is this: Ahead was a forest of trees, their leaves fiery red and orange. Oh, myits like a tunnel!! I said. I adore tree tunnels!!!!

    **I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.**

    Happy Reading and Merry CHRISTmas!!
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another great tale in this series!
    December 10, 2014
    Nancee
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Beatrice Zook has always been somewhat strong-willed and standoffish with her peers, but she is not ready to be whisked off to Montana, far from her roots in Lancaster County. A lifelong sparring match ensued between Beatrice and Ben Rupp over the years as the two competed against each other in their school spelling bees. The sparring continues even though Bea knows it's prideful to have the last say. Marriage has never been an option where Bea is concerned. No one measures up to her high standards. As she attempts to overcome her bad habits she finds that change is much less difficult while working with an Amish couple with newborn triplets. Her entire outlook changes as she discovers herself more competent and compassionate than she ever thought possible. It seems that love is in the air for everyone but her, but is there anyone capable of making her happy?

    I've thoroughly enjoyed the books in this series by Leslie Gould. Her information pertaining to the Lancaster Amish culture is well researched and delineated in "Becoming Bea." The characters throughout this story exemplify believable traits and characteristics that add a great deal of interest and variety throughout this story of multiple characters. Personality conflicts as well as new friendships and family dynamics are strong features that surface through difficult days and nights spent keeping up with newborn triplets and a multiplicity of other characters and events. "Becoming Bea" will make you laugh, bring you to tears and cause you to reflect on your own attitude about life. Grab a copy and enjoy the evolving drama as it escalates throughout this great story! You're sure to enjoy it!

    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
  4. Lachute,QC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Leslie Gould turns Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing into a classic Amish romance
    December 9, 2014
    Jael Kenney
    Lachute,QC
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    With an intriguing twist to the plot, Leslie Gould turns Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing into a classic Amish romance. She even manages to sneak in some of the actual lines as wellreworded, of course. She comes up with great dialogue herself, and masterfully draws spiritual lessons for her characters from the play. More subtly, she answered questions about motivations and plot development of the original using her characters. And she portrayed life to its fullestAmish or otherwise.

    Its a delightful read which will have you turn pages as fast as you can read them. But beware, you may be tempted to stop reading so you can try out the mouth-lubricating recipe ideas which crop up. Family, Food and Loveits an unbeatable combination.

    Thanks to NetGalley (https://www.netgalley.com/) and Bethany House Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review.
  5. Montana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another great story from Leslie Gould!
    November 29, 2014
    TellNJasmine
    Montana
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I've come to really enjoy this series and have looked forward to the release of each book. Becoming Bea was no exception, I'm just sorry it is the last book in the series.

    I enjoyed the characters and loved reading Bea's story, connecting with her since her personality often reminded me much of my own. Of course, her love of books was something I totally understand.

    One of the things that impresses me about Leslie Gould's writing is her ability to draw her readers into the story to such an extent that I was completely sympathetic to Molly in Minding Molly and thought Bea was a bit of a flake, but in Becoming Bea I was on Bea's side all the way and was very annoyed by Molly's incessant bossiness.

    Any fan of Amish fiction is going to love Bea and Ben's story of finding your place and finding a love worth sacrificing self for. Don't miss Leslie Gould's 21st century Amish retelling of Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing.

    (I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)
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