Belonging

Belonging 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 rules and a lot le

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 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 findI 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 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.

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  1. You can visit Karen Ann Hopkins at her website karenannhopkins I loved joining Rose and Noah during their journey in the Temptation series by Karen Hopkins Katie McGarry, acclaimed YA authorKaren Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs, and cats Karen s main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove the story of the star crossed lovers, Rose and Noah Their story continues in Belonging, where their families and cultures threaten to tear them apart, and with Forever and Deception, where we find out once and for all if love is enough for them.Lamb to the Slaughter, the first book in Serenity s Plain Secrets, is Karen s newest Amish endeavor, opening up the darker, grittier and secretive lives of Amish society It s a story about the intertwining lives of three unlikely people in an Indiana Amish Community and the devastating results when a rebellious teenage girl is found shot to death in a corn field during the harvest Serenity Adams is the newly elected young sheriff in the rural town of Blood Rock, and besides dealing with the threatening behavior of her predecessor, she now has a dead Amish girl on her plate At first glance, the case seems obvious The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community, and even the girl s parents, react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl s shooting Serenity enlists the help of the handsome bad boy building contractor, Daniel Bachman He left the Amish when he was nineteen and has his own dark reasons to help the spunky sheriff solve the crime that the family and friends who shunned him are trying desperately to cover up Serenity s persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel, but may even take her life in the end Karen s YA paranormal urban fantasy series, the Wings of War, is an epic story about Ember, whose normal life ends abruptly when her parents are killed and she discovers she s a descendent of angels Still coping with her strange powers, Ember finds herself and her heart in the middle of a centuries old war in this compulsively readable novel Kirkus Reviews.Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded with her first horse at the age of eleven The feisty horse s name was Lady, a Quarter Horse Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen s steadfast companion Through the years, the constant force in her life was horses Eventually, she found her place as a riding instructor herself Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled abroad, and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee Karen is currently working on her bestselling Amish mystery series, Serenity s Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal fantasy series, the Wings of War Karen is also excited to announce there will be books in the Temptation series KAREN S BOOKSTHE TEMPTATION NOVELS Temptation, Belonging, Forever, Deception, Journey 2018 SERENITY S PLAIN SECRETS Lamb to the Slaughter, Whispers from the Dead, Secrets in the Grave, Hidden in Plain Sight, Paper Roses 2017 WINGS OF WAR Embers, Gaia, Tempest, Eternity 2018

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  1. It took me a moment to pick my jaw up off of the floor after finishing this book I honestly had no clue what was coming in the last 20% and it surprised me in a very good way Even though everyone seemed to have taken the bus to batshit crazy town, the final chain of events provided a good dose of suspense which delivered me to a place of wondering what could possibly happen next.Backtracking for a second, I feel compelled to mention a show that I watched not long ago in which a young girl decide [...]


  2. Okay, now that I got that out of my system, lets get down to my incoherent thoughts exhales How can I like and strongly dislike a series at the same time In all seriousness these books put me in such a foul mood but I can t stop reading them The story is enticing, but the characters drive me freaking nuts.Belonging starts off where Temptation left off Rose is now living in the Amish community and she is thrown into the daily life of an Amish woman She gets up at the crack of dawn everyday, does [...]


  3. Wow.WowWowWOWOWOWOWOWThis series so far has just been INCREDIBLE There were a few minor things that bugged me a bit and I will get to those in a second, but this book took me on an emotional roller coaster The one major thing that irritated me through this series was the fact that Rose only made the commitment to be Amish because of Noah She didn t like their ways, didn t agree with their beliefs, but solely joined them just to please Noah That s a huge NO NO I can t really imagine that an Amish [...]


  4. Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to This is book 2 in the Temptation series, and kicks off where book 1 Temptation ended Warning some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 Temptation ie like the fact that Rose and Noah are still together Having made the decision to join the Amish community in order to be with her Amish boyfriend, Rose now has to get used to her new plain life, and all the new rules and laws that come with it The Amish aren t exact [...]


  5. SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COVER Ahhhhh que hermosa portada am como es distinta a la otra porque la otra solo mostraba los peque os rasgos pero tapados con la luz y este muestra mas paisaje, a Noah, a Rose y todo a su alrededor MUY, MUY BONITA no puedo esperar por el pr ximo libro.


  6. 2.5 stars originally posted to Words at Home blog wordsathome 2013 07 belBelonging is the second book in the Temptation series Belonging finds Rose attempting to give up her English life and become Amish so that she can be with Noah Rose gives up her family, friends, school her dad insists that she finishes High School by correspondence for what she thinks will be the opportunity to date Noah Little does she know that physical contact, or even spending time alone with Noah will be forbidden unti [...]


  7. Such a great second book to this series Everything within this book just makes me love Karen Ann Hopkins even than I did when I began the first one


  8. I received an ARC through NetGalley.Wow Woah What I did not see that ending coming at all While I really enjoyed Temptation, Belonging is even better In the first book we got see Rose and Noah fall in love despite being from totally different worlds Now we get to see their dedication to each other, or at least Rose s dedication to becoming Amish It s not a decision to take lightly, but Rose wants Noah than anything, so giving up her life of luxury comes easily However, actually making the trans [...]


  9. Rose was your typical teenage girl,she was obsessed with her phone and clothes, until she fell in love with an amish boy She wanted to do everything and anything so that she could be with him forever.Noah wouldn t be a disgrace to his family and leave the Amish community That meant one thing,if Rose and him were going to be together, Rose was going to have to join the Amish community When I started reading the book, I liked Rose from the very beginning Her personality and mine are a lot alike Th [...]


  10. Tempted by a love from a girl he couldn t have Tempted by a love from a boy that was so different Belonging to one another with a love so strong that neither one could deny, priceless Noah and Rose are inseparable Faced with many challenges and extreme roadblocks ahead, they are each headed down a path with a common destination, however the path must be traveled alone Belonging is the next chapter in this story of love and determination Rose has found herself in a situation where she is excepted [...]


  11. A lovely sequel that takes things to a new level Belonging was a wonderful read that had everything that made Temptation so good forbidden love, defying expectations and did it even better I really enjoyed this book.In this book, Rose is struggling to adapt to the Amish way of life Though she doesn t find it easy, she still perseveres so that she can be with Noah She proved her strength in how she adapted to Amish lifestyle and how she reacted when her family took things into their own hands I r [...]


  12. When you read a book on a Tuesday and by Thursday have re read it four times, it becomes necessary to get on and leave a 5 star review I give in I adore this series In this sequel, seventeen year old Rose decides to join the Amish church in order to be with ie one day marry her Amish boyfriend Noah What this author does an amazing job at is creating lots of emotional tension between Rose and Noah It s a hands off courting community and they must still sneak around to talk to each other And of co [...]


  13. Belonging, will Rose belong amongst the Amish Does she have what it takes to live amongst the Amish Well I have to say Rose does a good job, and I do mean it was a job Washing, baking all by hand and from scratch, but she does it, yay for her I don t think I would have faired to well, to spoiled now with all the modern conveniences that are in my life She has Noah though the love of her life and she is willing to sacrifice and go the distance for him Rose has to do it alone too, she is not aloud [...]


  14. Belonging was filled with many unexpected story lines, twist and turns that I didn t see coming Karen Ann Hopkins has truly captured her audience by providing a novel that is filled with well thought out character development and a descriptive plots that is sprinkled throughout the novel with just enough hope to push the reader on To read the rest of the review, simply follow the link aleisuremoment 2014 02



  15. Find my reviews here Literary Meanderings This review contains spoilers for Temptation book one in the series Belonging picks up right where it s predecessor left off Rose has decided to join the Amish community to be with Noah She left her family behind and is now being integrated into the Amish community and lifestyle She is living with an older Amish couple that I guess could be considered a host family or something similar.Rose is accepted by some, but mostly she is met with wariness or outr [...]


  16. Belonging is the exquisite sequel to Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins Belonging began right were Temptation left off Rose is dropped off with a kindly elder Amish couple to learn the ins and outs of becoming Amish herself As soon as she arrives at her foster parents home, she is met with the Bishop, and the ministers of the Amish church She doesn t exactly get a warm welcome, and the Bishop lays down the strict rules of the Amish society of Meadow View, and lectures Rose that she has to prove her [...]


  17. Better than the first one but still not good Continued to hate the characters but there were a few great additions and so many mistakes than another edit could have picked out Rose s age also didn t make sense she was in her Junior year of high school but turned 17 before christmas of that year so she should have been a Senior At least where I am from she should have been and I didn t think the States was much different than Canada in regards to school age The way Rose was portrayed she wouldn t [...]


  18. I went into Belonging with quite a bit of trepidation I enjoyed Temptation, but I also found myself also frustrated with it and the characters So I just wasn t sure how I was going to feel about Belonging Not to mention that the only review I ve seen of Belonging was a 2 star rating And after reading Belonging I still feel myself torn On the one hand, I eagerly read Belonging and struggled with putting it down I wanted to keep reading while at the same time, feeling extremely frustrated with the [...]


  19. Note Harlequin Teen was gracious enough to give me a free copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review.I have to say I feel guilty about not loving this book, because I requested it after all When I initially requested it I had no idea that this was a sequel, but importantly I was intrigued at the idea of a modern girl giving it all up for an Amish boy and how she would survive in the Amish culture That plot line to me was fascinating and what drove me to request it and buy the pre [...]


  20. For pretty much the entire book, I found myself rooting for Noah and Rosewhile being so freaking irritated with her family, particularly her dad and her older brother Rose lasted several months longer in the Amish community than anyone ever expected, and while it was a hard adjustment for her, she did make the effort to try to fit in She finds some new friends Miranda, Suzanne and Summer, and I like her friendship with the three girls, as well as the relationships she forms with her foster famil [...]


  21. MY REVIEWI received an e arc of this one to review form Harlequin Teen via Netgalley Thankyou So the cover gives a very sunshine esque scene, maybe leading us to believe all will be well for Noah Rose Hmm Back to the cover, I like it, with the young couple carefree and holding hands, it s probably how they both see their relationship working out The cover fits well with BK 1 s cover in theme and likeness I love the scolly type of writing for the title mixed with the no nonsense font of the auth [...]


  22. View the original review on my blog Hopkins has done it again with a romance that epitomises what love really is The beautifully written sequel that has you gripping every page and heartbroken at the tale of these two soul mates.If you ve read my review of Temptation, the first book in this trilogy, you would know how much I loved it What I love most about this series is how it is so different, yet similar to a lot of other love stories It is so similar because of the love aspect of two falling [...]


  23. Like with my review of Temptation, the first book of this series, I find it difficult to share my thoughts about Belonging without revealing too much So this is my warning This review gets a little spoilery so read at your own risk.Rose and Noah, the star crossed lovers of Temptation, try to make their love work in Belonging.As much as I love reading about the romance in Temptation and now in Belonging, I am still conflicted with the idea of Rose and Noah being right for each other There are tim [...]


  24. 3.5 to 4 starsThis is an engrossing teen soap opera, but there are times that Rose got on my nerves SO badFull review Review Belonging picks up right where Temptation left off Rose has just been introduced to her new Amish guardians, the Hershbergers, and she s immediately confronted by the community elders They are an intimidating group of old men, and they warn that they will not tolerate any poor behavior from Rose If she s going to court Noah, she has to work hard and prove herself to them B [...]


  25. I loved so much about the first book in this series, but there is so much additional stuff in this second installment and I think that it all works to make the series even better This excerpt is taken from my full review on Into the Hall of Books Read here intothehallofbooks 201 Rose has left her life behind to embrace an Amish lifestyle because she loves Noah that much and can t imagine life without him She knew this wouldn t be easy and it wasn t without a ton of thought but the choice was al [...]


  26. Rose knows that what she has with Noah is forever She s given up her English ways and is willing to become a real Amish girl if it means she can be with Noah Trading in her dancing shoes and family for a white bonnet and life without modern technology, Rose knows that things are not going to be easy She has to impress the community Elders before the small close knit society will even consider letting Noah court Rose But to be with the man she loves Rose is sure all the change and sacrifice will [...]


  27. The Temptation series, of which Belonging is the second book, is a must read for anyone fascinated by Amish culture It features Noah and Rose, an Amish boy and an English aka non Amish girl as classic starcrossed lovers Belonging starts off shortly after Temptation ended Rose is so committed to Noah that she has chosen to leave her family and live as an Amish girl in hopes of soon marrying Noah She struggles with the hard working lifestyle of the Amish, the strained relationship with her father [...]


  28. Review originally posted at Crawling Over the PagesThis is the continuation of Noah and Rose s story.Rose is serious about committing herself to being an Amish and to do so, she should stay in an Amish community, practice all their traditions, believe and be immersed in their culture until such time that she will be baptized in the Ordnung church so she and Noah can come out and Noah and openly court her My take on this dilemma is that although Rose is so much in love with Noah, she s not too co [...]


  29. Read reviews at What Danielle Did Next Oh my goodness, how much do I love this series I m a one flailing fangirl shipping Rose and Noah so hard In Temptation, the course of forbidden love never ran smooth and now in Belonging everything is out in the open but unfortunately for Rose and Noah it doesn t mean an easier time Now the hard work begins as Rose says goodbye to her old life to embrace the Amish lifestyle Leaving her family, her friends, formal education, modern conveniences and freedom [...]


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