Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Review: Minding Molly by:Leslie Gould
About the Book:
Capable and optimistic Molly Zook has a slight issue with control: She doesn't like giving it up. So she's chafing against her mother's wish that, to save the family farm, she marry Mervin Mosier--especially after she meets Leon Fisher. He's from Montana but is working in Molly's district, training horses at a nearby ranch. He is tall and muscular, with a confident demeanor. Molly has never met anyone like him, and he seems to feel the same about her.
Determined to let nothing get between them, Molly decides the best course of action is to get Mervin to fall back in love with her best friend, Hannah. Molly organizes a weekend camping trip hoping to bring them together, 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?
About the Author:
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.
I am a HUGE fan of Leslie Gould as well as The Courtships of Lancaster County--Minding Molly is 3rd in the series. I think Minding Molly is by far my favorite. I was instantly drawn into the storyline and just fell in love with Molly. She does everything in her power to help her family even if that means organizing their lives to suit her. I see a lot of myself in her.
Molly and her family just a few months prior lost their father. As a result things seem to be going well on the surface. Molly felt that she, her sister, and her Mom would all be fine with their current living circumstances but to be honest she didn't really know the extent of the financial state they were in. Molly was so focused on her current family situation that when Mervin approached her to allow him to take her to the singing, she didn't see it coming.
Her mother thinks this is great and works into her plan of having Molly marry to save the family farm but Molly is interested in someone else. So just when she thinks she has got everything all figured out in the love department God has other plans. Gods plans always reign supreme, but Molly tends to forget that. What will ever come of Mervin&Molly and this sweet family that is just trying to survive?
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Bethany House.