Temptation (Temptation #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins
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
But it won't be.
Because he's Amish.
And I'm not.
This book is in Rose's and Noah's point of view( love that!). Rose moved from Cincinnati to Meadowview which is a Amish community. She literally lives surrounded by farms. Rose's mother died so not only are they trying to deal with the loss of a mother but they are also dealing with leaving behind Rose's dance and friends. While moving in their Amish neighbor's neighbors stop by to introduce themselves and see if they needed any help. When Rose and Noah first see each other they are struck with instant attraction and curiosity. Noah's family invites them over for dinner and Rose and her brothers get a shocker of what the Amish culture is like. Noah is in awe of the English girl. He knows he is not supposed to be drawn to her especially when he is supposed to be picking an Amish girl to marry. Little by little their attraction to each other leads to sneaking off on their horses and meeting in the corn fields. They quickly fall madly in love with each other. Noah struggles with new-found feelings. He's never felt so deeply for someone and never knew the power of lust. The little time he gets with Rose he is overwhelmed in feelings. Noah knows he wants to marry Rose but also fears the wrath of his family. Rose knows she wants to be with Noah forever but is it worth leaving her "English" life and all that she knows to be with him?
I love this book! I'm a big fan of the sweet, innocent love. You can't help but get swept away in their love along with them. As I mentioned before (I think) I grew up in "Amish country". I didn't grow up next to farms or anything like that but seeing Amish and going to or through farms was normal and often. I've always been made fun of because when I smell manure I say "mmmm home!". People who haven't been around so seen Amish before are always really shocked at how they live and dress so I can see how Rose and her brother's were stunned by it. I never heard of Amish and English falling in love but I think it is a cute story. I love that Rose and Noah saw past their cultures to really see and fall for each other. They had an all consuming love that people dream of having one day. In any other story I would be tripping over how young they are but knows how it is for Amish it fit the story. Rose wasn't just some young ignorant girl. She grew and matured throughout the book.