Review: Temptation (Temptation #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins


Temptation (Temptation #1) by Karen Ann Hopkins

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 forever, easy. But it won’t be.

Because he’s Amish.

And I’m not.

The Amish culture is one that has always fascinated me. I admire how they live and I respect their beliefs. So I was a bit worried when I started reading Temptation. I have never read a YA book that had characters that were Amish and I didn’t know how they would be portrayed.

Ms. Hopkins not only wrote book that was respectful to the Amish, it was so wonderful that it made it hard to put down! Temptation is more than a forbidden love story between an Amish boy and an English (modern) girl. It also gives us a good picture of what everyday life is for Amish teens.

Through both Noah and Rose’s eyes we see why they made the choices that they made and how they deal with the resulting consequences. They both have an interesting perspective on how each other’s families do things.

If you do not know much about the Amish culture, please don’t let that put you off from reading Temptation. It is so enjoyable that you do not want to miss reading it. I will fully admit that I loved this book and I cannot wait for the next in the series to be released!

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