Minding Molly by Leslie Gould is the third book in the The Courtships of Lancaster County and is based on Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. All the books in this series can be read as stand alone novels. One of my favorite things about this series is the author's different personality types for the main characters. I find it very refreshing and unique. On the other hand, one of the things I don't like in this series is how the characters never get to fully explain things to their sisters/family members. It irks me! They never address the misconceptions or try to fix it, and they still misunderstand each other at the end. It makes me feel like the book isn't complete, and I keep waiting and hoping for some real closure between everyone.
Molly Zook has been struggling to adjust to her father's death two months ago, and now she is faced with the possibility of losing their flower farm. Plus, her mother hasn't been well, and the only way Molly can handle everything going wrong is to be even more controlling than ever before which in turn makes her sister and friends turn away from her. To add to all her problems, her mother wants her to marry Mervin Mosier so they can join their two farms and save their farm in the process. Desperate to keep her home, Molly thinks about accepting Mervin, but then she meets Leon which throws a kink in her mother's plans.
Leon Fisher came from Montana to get more experience training horses. When he meets Molly, he wants nothing more than to become better acquainted with her, but with her controlling ways will they ever get a chance?
I liked this story. I thought Molly was interesting and oftentimes completely misunderstood. So many things just kept going wrong for her. Plus, her best friend, Hannah, was so irritating and immature. And Molly's sister, too. I did like that I wasn't sure who would get Molly there for awhile, and I was so glad that the person I was hoping for worked out. :-) I'm looking forward to more from this author.
I was given this book free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.