Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Series: Temptation #1
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
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
But it won’t be.
Because he’s Amish.
And I’m not.
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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.
What I thought about Temptation:
I received a copy of Temptation for review purposes from the tour host.
Temptation is a teenage love story. Not just any love story, it’s about the forbidden love of two people from two very different worlds.
Rose is a free spirited girl who loves to dance and ride her horse. After her mother dies her father moves the family in the middle of nowhere next door to an Amish community. Noah is Amish and is on track to soon marry a girl from his community and start a family of his own. He followed the rules all his life until he meets Rose. When they meet there is no denying there is an attraction between them and a connection is formed. However due to strict Amish rules Noah is not allowed to talk nor look at Rose. Which soon has them sneaking away just to see each other.
My favorite aspect of this book was learning about the Amish! It was very interesting to explore their world. I initially thought Amish people were like us but only lived without technology but I was so wrong. There are many differences and it’s more complex than it seems.
One thing I absolutely did not like about Noah was he wasn’t at all open minded towards Rose’s lifestyle. Rose was so willing to be a part of his world that he could have tried to understand hers. At times Rose can be immature and emotional but she is also very relatable and likable.
This book is romanced fueled with the two main characters thinking with their hearts instead of their heads, which isn’t a bad thing at all! In fact it’s very teenage like, I love reading YA novels where the characters actually act their age; which is sometimes hard to find!
I absolutely cannot wait to read next book and see what happens!
I can’t help but wonder did Rose get in over her head? Is their love true? Can they make it together?