Sunday, March 3, 2013

Temptation by Kathryn Barrett

Title: Temptation
Author: Kathryn Barrett
Genre: Romance
Length: 336 pages
Release Date: February 18, 2013
Imprint: Entangled Edge

Laura Hayes has been acting since she was an infant, making Hollywood the only home she has ever known. But when she moves to Pennsylvania's Amish country to film her next movie, she discovers there's more to life than a pair of Jimmy Choos and a Marie Claire cover. 

Intrigued by the Amish simplicity, she's soon gardening and baking plum pies—and enjoying it. And when her neighbor turns out to be the local heartthrob and a talented furniture maker, she realizes that what's missing from her life might be the love of a good man—not to mention the perfect heirloom tomato. 

Jacob fights the urge to question the teachings of his Amish beliefs—despite his desire to create furniture that is beautiful as well as useful—and struggles with his longing for the sexy stranger who makes him feel truly alive for the first time. As his attraction grows, so do his doubts, until he's forced to face temptation and decide once and for all what is truly worth the fight.


The past couple of days I have been reading Temptation by Kathryn Barrett. I must that it was awesome. Seriously, an amazing story. When I first started reading Temptation, I wasn't sure what to expect.

You first meet Laura Hayes who happens to visit an Amish community before they start filming The Temptation of Hannah. Which happens to be about an Amish woman who commits a terrible sin for something she really wants. So, she has been getting to know the people of the area.

While there Laura gets to know Jacob Hostetler and finds herself attracted to him. Jacob is dealing with a lot of questions and with Laura coming to town only confuses him more.

Loved this story. I was amazed on how well this book was written. I mean I don't normally go for the forbidden love, but man this was amazing. I love how Jacob is fighting his inner conflict with trying to do what is right and what he wants. Then you have Laura who trying to tempt him from breaking from his Ordnung. As she gets to know him and the roll she's playing she starts to find her real-self.

If you can't guess it, I love this book. I love the title and the cover, because it fits the story so well. Ms. Barrett obviously did her research to produce such a wonderful read. Once I dove right into the story, I found myself not wanting to stop reading. If you get a chance to read Temptation, I would say go for it. If are a fan of forbidden love, this book is right up your alley.

Copy provide by the publisher.


Author Information:

Kathryn Barrett has been writing women’s fiction since the day her youngest daughter left for pre-school. All was going well, until she read a book called “30 Mistakes In Fiction Writing” and realized she was making all of them.
One by one, she’s overcome the mistakes and learned to make a few more along the way. “The best way to learn to write is to write,” she says. “Period.”
Kathryn lives near London in the enchanting countryside of England. When she’s not writing, she’s busy training a rescue dog, tramping around archeological ruins, and occasionally making wine runs to France. Because nothing fuels the imagination like a good Bordeaux.
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