Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pennsylvania Patchwork

Author: Kate Lloyd
Publisher: David C. Cook
June 2013
ISBN: 978-0-7814-0873-8
Genre: Amish/family saga

Seattle native Holly Fisher is smitten by Lancaster County, its simplicity and her long lost relatives. In the sequel to bestselling Leaving Lancaster, Holly embraces the Amish culture, learning to slow down to see what  - and who – really matters.

Meeting the family that her mother had kept hidden from her, Holly comes face to face with her real life and blood legacy. She also falls for the charming Zach, a handsome Mennonite veterinarian who is everything she’s ever wanted in a husband: confident, kind, successful, and authentic. And Zach proposes marriage. Is this too soon? Is this the right choice? Mother and Amish grandmother think she’s rushing into too much of a lifestyle change. Holly is in love with Zach and that precludes everything. Until she meets an attractive Amish man. And an old suitor shows up.

PENNSYLVANIA PATCHWORK is the moving, richly told story of one woman’s heart, her faith and trust, and the choices she makes. Never easy, but one choice can change your destiny.

PENNYSLVANIA PATCHWORK is the sequel to Leaving Lancaster, and while it does stand alone, readers will want to read Leaving Lancaster first so they are up to date with how Esther and Holly come to be in the Amish community.

I liked this book better than I did Leaving Lancaster, but still didn’t connect with the characters the way I’d like. Also the book ends with unanswered questions, so I’m guessing there will be a third book following PENNSLYVANIA PATCHWORK. I did like getting to know the characters better as they tried to understand and unravel the mysteries and matters of the heart, relationships, and their pasts.

If you like Amish family sagas with a thread of romance, you’ll love Ms. Lloyd’s books. There are three main female points of view, the grandmother, the mom, and the daughter/granddaughter. $14.99. 384 pages. 3.5 stars.  

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/lG7GU

Meet Kate:

Author Kate Lloyd is a passionate observer of human relationships. A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, PA, the inspiration for her novels. She is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society. Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest. Kate studied painting and sculpture in college. She's worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.

Learn more about Kate at http://www.katelloyd.net

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