Blog Tour | Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins
Harlequin TEEN | June 26, 2012
Today I’m pleased to be the last stop on the TEMPTATION by Karen Ann Hopkins Blog Tour!
My review of Temptation.
There are TWO giveaways so read through this post to find out the details!
Author Guest Post
Karen Ann Hopkins describes Amish tradition, since her debut novel TEMPTATION explores the Amish community:
Interestingly, not all Amish Communities are alike. They all share certain traditions, such as using horse-and-buggies as their mode of transportation and the lack of modern technology within their homes, but some dramatic differences can be seen from community to community. For example, I tailored Noah’s Meadowview church after the Mays Lick community that I have had the most interaction with, but the Poplar Grove community, which is about five miles away from my home, has a very different Ordnung. My community members enjoy indoor plumbing and closed buggies, while the Poplar Grove families rely on outhouses and are forbidden to drive buggies that are covered. The members of this rustic community live a more grueling lifestyle than those in my own community, who, surprisingly enough sometimes look down upon their primitive counterparts, because of their choice to live even more isolated from the mainstream population of America. But, raising my eyebrow high, I learned that the rustic communities tend to be more lenient regarding social issues, allowing the observance of rumspringa, a rite of passage for some Amish youth to experience the ‘real’ world before joining up with their local church. The men in these communities are allowed to smoke cigarettes and even drink alcohol on occasion.
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.
About Karen Ann Hopkins
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A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.
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This is a daily giveaway to win a paperback of TEMPTATION!
Entries for the daily giveaway also count towards the grand prize giveaway!
Grand prize Harlequin Romance prize pack consisting of:
1 copy of TEMPTATION by Karen Ann Hopkins
1 copy of SPEECHLESS by Hannah Harrington
1 copy of INSIDE by Maria V. Snyder
1 pair Harlequin socks
1 red Harlequin bag
1 large Harlequin notebook
1 small Harlequin notebook & 1 pack of 3 Harlequin notepads
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