Sunday, August 18, 2013

Temptation (Temptation #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins Book Review

Book Description:

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 


forever, easy. 

But it won't be. 

Because he's Amish. 
And I'm not.


My Review

5 of 5 Temptation

First off I have to say that I loved loved this story.I love the way of the Amish. The Amish live such a simple life. They do everything for themselves and they take care of each other. So when I saw this book had the two worlds collide I was intrigued. I have seen on TV how the Amish have their Rom spring for the teens to decide if they are going to stay Amish or if they are going to go the ways of the English. 

Rose is grieving because her mother has past away. In order for her family to move on they move to Meadowview which is a small town where they can rebuild their lives.Once in Meadowview Rose meets Noah who is Amish and helping her family rebuild the house they are living in. The families become close friends and Noah's family invites Rose's family over to dine with them. As time goes on Noah and Rose start to develop a friendship and the friendship blossoms into love. They begin sneaking off to be with one another and soon they find themselves crossing lines that should not be crossed.

Noah is Amish and knows he can't leave his family because he has no education or money in order to survive in the English world and Rose does not want to give up her dreams to become Amish. As the two try and navigate through this hard relationship they get caught and they are soon forced apart. But Noah and Rose are determined to be together. But can Rose give up everything to become Amish and marry Noah at a young age or will Noah give it all up to become English?

This is such a gut wrenching riveting story that I laughed and then I cried and then I screamed at the book because I could not take where it was going. Noah and Rose both make choices and decisions that will tear them apart and make them come together again but some mistakes can'y be forgiven. What will happen to Noah and Rose in the end? Can you really give up your entire life for love?

About Karen Ann Hopkins:

A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

Author Link:

Temptation – Book 1 on Goodreads | Facebook

Belonging – Book 2 on Goodreads

Get a copy of Temptation on: Amazon | B&N | Indiebound

Get a copy of Belonging : Amazon | B&N | Indiebound

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