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(Temptation #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  928 ratings  ·  165 reviews
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 more 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
Paperback, 408 pages
Published April 28th 2013 by Harlequin TEEN (first published January 1st 2013)
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
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 deci
Mar 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-library



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 eve
Audrey Henning

This 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
Sarah Elizabeth
(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
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley, 2013, ya
2.5 stars originally posted to Words at Home blog:

Belonging 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
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Such a great second book to this series! Everything within this book just makes me love Karen Ann Hopkins even more than I did when I began the first one!!!
Sep 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 more than anything, so giving up her life of luxury comes easily. However, actually mak
Jordan Rucks
Jan 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 alik ...more
Apr 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 ex
Aug 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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 ...more
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comfort-reads, reread
When you read a book on a Tuesday and by Thursday have re-read it four times, it becomes necessary to get on goodreads 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 ...more
A Leisure Moment
Feb 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing

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.

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Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Adored, Loved. And Im going to go totally bonkers waiting on book 3.

Review posting closer to release date.
Chelsea Dulieu
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
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*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 wa
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Sep 01, 2017 rated it liked it
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 woul ...more
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Still have mixed feelings about the series but I think the books are written well and I don’t feel as if I wasted my time reading it. I am still disgusted with Noah and the way he treats Rose. I am baffled by Rose’s willingness to do whatever is demanded of her for a boy she really just met. I have a hard time believing any parent would do as Dr. Cameron and allow their daughter at the age of 16 (soon to be 17) go live with another family and learn the Amish way all because he’s to afraid she’ll ...more
Apr 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2013, disappointed
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 w ...more
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 more 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
Sandra "Jeanz"
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
I 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 more no nonsense font
Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
For pretty much the entire book, I found myself rooting for Noah and Rose...while 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
Gina -   Behind the Pages
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
View the original review on my blog:

Behind a Million and One Pages

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 f
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, reviewed
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 a
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Sep 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 to 4 stars

This is an engrossing teen soap opera, but there are times that Rose got on my nerves SO bad.....

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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 t
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 more here:

***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
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 ...more
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrenyalit
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 f
Milka Bago
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at Crawling Over the Pages

This 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 t
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