Thursday, March 6, 2014

Book Review: Minding Molly

Minding Molly

About the Book:
Molly Zook Has Everything Planned Just Right. Or So She Thinks!  
Molly Zook's always liked being in control, so she's struggling with her mother's wish that, to save the family farm, she marry Mervin Mosier. Especially after Molly meets Leon Fisher. He's from Montana but is now training horses at a nearby ranch. He's tall and muscular and confident--Molly has never met anyone like him and she's sure he feels the same about her.

Determined to let nothing get between them, Molly tries to coax Mervin into falling back in love with Molly's best friend, Hannah. A weekend camping trip in the Poconos could be just the place...but things quickly go awry, and it seems Leon and Hannah might be falling for each other instead! Will Molly keep struggling to control everyone and everything around her? Or will she learn to let God handle the twists and turns of her life?
Okay, I have to admit...for some reason, I love Amish romance clue why - just do! In this novel, Gould does well to appeal to your emotional side. The novel does well to allow the reader to relate his or her own personal journey of a relationship with Christ. Gould does well to represent the Amish culture, without diminishing the character of the individual and personal aspirations. Molly loses her father. Her mother is severely ill. Her mother wants her to marry soon to someone she should not. Molly is deep in many anxiety causing situations. Her personality as a organizer and scheduler does not help the situation lessen, but adds to it. And, lastly, in the midst of this all, Molly has her eye on someone. The story details are unique and well woven. Molly is brought forth as the heroine of Gould's novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and read it quite quickly. If this is the type of novel that would appeal to you, I would recommend a read. 
I was given this book by Baker Publishing of Bethany House Books in exchange for my honest review. 

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