Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blog Tour & Review: Belonging by Karen Ann Hopkins

Belonging – Book 2  on Goodreads
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I left everything I knew behind.
But it was worth it. He was worth it.
No one thought an ordinary girl like me would last two minutes living with the Amish, not even me. There are a lot more rules and a lot less freedom, and I miss my family and the life I once had. Worst of all, Noah and I aren’t even allowed to see each other. Not until I’ve proven myself.
If I can find a way to make it work, we’ll be NOAH & ROSE  together forever.
But not everybody believes this is where I belong. 

My Review:

Belonging is the second book in the Temptation series by Karen Ann Hopkins. Just a warning, you may not want to read this review if you haven't read the first book in the series. In this book, we follow Rose as she leaves her father and brothers to live in the Amish community. Her love for Noah is so great that she will do anything to be with him.

Things aren't easy for Rose when she decides to join the Amish way of life. Not only are there people that don't think she belongs, she has to adjust to all the new strict rules. First of all, she has to live with an Amish family that she has never met. The amount of work she has to do is overwhelming and she is constantly having to prove herself to everyone – a lot of people don't think she will last in the Amish community. To make things worse, Rose and Noah are officially courting now but they are hardly allowed to even see each other! It's all very frustrating.

There's a twist in the book that takes me by surprise. So many characters make me mad – including Noah and Rose. I'm not going to say why because I don't want to give anything away. Rose and Noah's relationship is severely challenged in this book. The character that probably upsets me the most is Rose's dad. The last 20% of the book takes me by surprise again. I really enjoyed this part of the book the most. It was exciting and a bit suspenseful.

I was disappointed that there wasn't a lot of together time for Rose and Noah in this book. There were some chapters added from Sam's point of view though, and I did enjoy reading about him and a new character that was introduced in this book. I'm hoping to have lots more Rose & Noah time in the next book. I really can't wait to see what happens next. Looks like I will have to wait until January!
Start with book #1, Temptation!
Temptation – Book 1  on Goodreads | Facebook
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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.
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.
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  1. Love this series!!!

  2. Love these books! Made me obsessed with Amish! Poor Amish people...