Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins

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 others arms.

It should be ROSE & NOAH forever, easy.
But it won't be. Because he's Amish.
And I'm not.

Rose and her two brothers have just moved into the small farming town. After the passing of her mother, her father moved the family to the mostly Amish community. Rose is her own person, sixteen years old, a dancer who enjoys horseback riding, being able to sleep until noon and wear whatever she wishes... And Noah can't take his eyes off her.

Noah and his Amish family live next door. Noah is eighteen, and spends his days working in construction for his fathers business and heavy labor maintaining the family farm. He is at the age in his community where he is expected to find an Amish wife and marry, but the moment he lays eyes upon the free spirited Rose, he knows he's in trouble.

What begins as an attraction, quickly turns into a beautiful but forbidden love between two teens from completely different worlds. Noah's parents are livid, and he will be shunned by his family, church and community if he pursues Rose. He has no formal education and wouldn't be able to provide for her without the help of his community. Her family isn't all too happy either and don't want her to submit to their simple way of live, of servitude and anti feminist ways.

It's all or nothing as they struggle to make the leap of faith it means for the other, so that they can be together.

Temptation is a beautifully sweet teen romance. A light, fluffy, feel good read about love between a typical Caucasian family melding with the Amish neighbours. What did interest me, was the aspect that the Noah's family and wider Amish community seemed to look down on what the called the 'English', anyone not being Amish. Being of the belief that non Amish are promiscuous trouble makers that are spoilt. We usually hear more about the minority groups and the adversity they face, it was refreshing to see the flip side of the coin.

It was entertaining. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series, as now I'll need to know what happens with Rose and Noah.

(Temptation: Book One)
Written By Karen Ann Hopkins
Published: 06 / 06 / 2012
383 Pages

1 comment

  1. I absolutely love Amish fiction, and Temptation sounds like a wonderful read! Thanks for recommending it and reviewing it! I have that on my wish list now!


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