Pub Date: June 26th, 2012
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Received From: NetGalley
Your heart misleads you. That's what my friends and family say. But I love Noah. And he loves me. We met and fell in love in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview, while we rode our horses together through the grassy fields and in those moments in each other's arms. It should be ROSE & NOAH forever, easy. But it won't be. Because he's Amish. And I'm not
Oh young love is so sweet and hard isn't it. I learned that an move from reading Temptation. Rose is new to town and as she packed up her former dancers life after saying goodbye to her mother. Rose , her father and two brothers are introduced to the new neighbors immediately. Sparks fly so fast between Rose and Noah. But life isn't as easy as you would think for them. Noah's family is Amish and interacting with girls outside of his faith isn't aloud. Rose is what Noah's family calls English and while not a promiscuous teen it just isn't allowed.
These two though tend to find a moment to get away together and begin to have a side relationship, they hold hands and occasionally delve into a kiss. As the begin to realize being together offers only two options. Rose becomes Amish or Noah becomes English. What a hard trial to face at sixteen.
This was a good story that drew me in from the beginning. The Amish life has always fascinated me! I moved from Iowa at age 8 and when I returned at 16 an Amish community had moved in right outside our small town. I really enjoyed this story but I sort of felt left flat at the ending. I am hoping that book two in this series redeems that for me and brings back strong characters and some real insight.