Friday, June 8, 2012

Temptation-Karen Ann Hopkins


Karen Ann Hopkins

Harlequin Teen, June 26 2012, $9.99

ISBN: 9780373210541

Following the death of her mom, her father relocated with his family from suburban Cincinnati to rural Meadowview, Ohio where he accepted the position of a hospital’s ER chief. Their Amish neighbors welcome the widower and his three children (Rose, Sam and Justin).

Sixteen year old Rose did not want to leave their home to rusticate. However, one of the welcoming committee is Noah. Rose and Noah are instantly attracted to one another. They try to forge a relationship, but he feels guilty as his Amish heritage disallows him to court an Englisher; he would be shunned unless she turns Amish.

This is a warm young adult romance starring two fully developed people whose love for one another is taboo. Rotating perspective between the lead couple, teen fans will understand how each feels about their love and its impact on their respective family though this reader wanted the unfiltered viewpoints (in small doses) of the two Dads and the siblings especially the “spy”. Still fans will enjoy the Temptation of forbidden love.

Harriet Klausner

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