Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Pennsylvania Patchwork

ABOUT THE BOOK:  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.  Pennyslvania 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  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.

MY THOUGHTS ON THE BOOK:  I just finished the second book in this series, and enjoyed it. I did not read the first one and enjoyed this one tremendously, but I would recommend reading book one first.  I plan to read it as soon as I can. There are three powerful women characters in this novel.  Both Holly and Esther Fisher are now living in PA, with Mamm, Esther's ailing mother,  Anna. The familial chatter between the three women makes you feel as if they have always been together and you have known them forever. There is a good bit of  romance budding between Esther and Nathaniel, and Holly and Zack, and Armin, and Larry. Nothing is going smoothly for any of the lovebirds and just when you think you have it all figured out,  it changes! I know you will enjoy this book.  It is a fun read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publishing Company as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. All they asked for was an honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.

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