Told through alternating points of view between the Amish Noah and the "English" Rose, Temptation is a forbidden love story. Rose is youthful and vulnerable, especially because she has recently lost her mother, and the men in her life are either unavailable or bullying. However, the intensity of her love with Noah is well depicted and believable. Noah is also an intriguing and strong character, because he is not looking for an escape from Amish life, but he wants to enter into Amish adulthood with Rose as his wife, even if she is an outsider.
Noah is Amish and his family is encouraging him to take his next steps into manhood and take a wife. Rose is a junior in high school and an established dancer whose family has just relocated to the countryside. From their first meeting, both are absolutely smitten with each other, but Noah is determined to remain in the Amish community where he has a lucrative job and the promise of a home and farm. Will Anna give him up or leave her English life behind?
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
But it won't be.
Because he's Amish.
And I'm not.