Review: Pennsylvania Patchwork by Kate Lloyd

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Series: Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy, Book 2
Date Published: June 1, 2013
Pages: 384
Publisher: David C. Cook
Author: Kate Lloyd
Genre: Christian Fiction, Amish Fiction
ISBN-10: 0781408733
ISBN-13: 978-0781408738
Book Source: The book was provided by the publisher through Bookfun.org for my honest opinion.

Blurb:

ONE HEART. TWO LOVES. ONE CHOICE.

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.

You can purchase it Here:
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Author Bio:

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 novel Leaving Lancaster. She is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society. Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate’s first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate studied painting and sculpture in college. She’s worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.
You can find her at the links below. She loves hearing from readers!

You can find Kate Here:
Website  *  Facebook  *  Twitter

Favorite Scene:

“Nee. Don’t ya see? Zach’s putting these ideas in your head so you’ll steer clear of me. He’s afraid you’ll decide you prefer the Amish life to his.”

Holly would never become Amish,” Zach said.

“That’s not what I hear.” Armin tossed the grass away. “Nathaniel told me she wore his daughter’s dress and apron, and even figured out how to secure the pins. And he said she relies on her computer less and less.”

“We don’t have internet up at my grandma’s,” I said. But Armin was speaking the truth. And I’d neglected to put on makeup today. Not to mention, I’d all but given up driving.

“She loves riding in the buggy,” Armin said. “I can tell that. ‘Tis plain as the pout on your face, but you’re too dickkeppich—thick-headed—to see.”

“How do you know so much about my future wife?”

“You ain’t married yet, Zach…”

Synopsis:

After finding out about her Amish heritage that had long been hidden, Holly Fisher abd her mother, Esther, move from Seattle to Pennsylvania so she can get to know her “new” family and the Amish lifestyle. Once there, things aren’t quite as simple as they seem. Holly finds she loves the Amish life and takes pleasure in the simple things, eventually forgetting the lack of modern conveniences. The local Veteranarian, Zach Flemming soon sweeps her off her feet. Holly thinks she knows what her heart wants until she meets a local Amish man. Armin King makes Holly’s determination to marry Zach waver and she constantly finds herself second guessing what her heart wants. When an old friend from Seattle shows up at her door asking for her hand in marriage, Holly is shocked. Amidst her indecisions about her love life, Holly is struggling with her grandmother’s failing health and a surprise package from her deceased father. Who will Holly choose and what lifestyle will she be happy with?

I always love Amish Fiction. There is just something about the close relationship the Amish share with God and their readiness to forgive that draws me. Pennsylvania Patchwork made me experience this feeling all over again. The scenes were so descriptive I felt like I was there enjoying the Amish countryside. I must say I was rooting for one of Holly’s suitors in particular. While they all had things about them I loved and admired, one stood out among the rest for me. I won’t give out any spoilers but I am looking forward to Book three so I can follow the rest of the story. Kate Lloyd wrote a thoroughly enjoyable story that kept me turning the page to find out more. While you don’t have to read book one to follow along with what’s happening, you will want to after reading this book. If you like Amish Fiction, you’ll love Pennsylvania Patchwork.

My Rating:



**While I was given a free copy of this book for my honest opinion, I was in no way compensated for this review**

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