An Engaging Amish Family Drama
I hadn’t read the first book Leaving Lancaster in Kate Lloyd’s series Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy which caused me to be a little lost as I began Pennsylvania Patchwork.
Holly Fisher hopes to be a wife and mother someday, but as she has grown older, she is uncertain if she ever will. There are men vying for her attention…Zach Fleming, a Mennonite and the area’s veterinarian, Armin King, a footloose Amish man, and Larry Haarberg, a banker, who is visiting from Seattle. Each has good qualities, and each would make a good husband for someone. But, who is best suited to Holly?
Esther Fisher, Holly’s mother and a widow, is planning to marry Nathaniel King, who lives on the neighboring farm. Then unexpected news arrives that could put a major wrench into their plans.
Anna Gingerich is Holly’s grandmother and Esther’s Mother. They all live together in Esther’s childhood home. This is a good thing, because Anna has been having trouble with her health, but refuses to see a doctor. The drama that these three women create!
I would have enjoyed the beginning of the book so much more had the author led into the story with more background. As the story progressed I was less confused and really began to enjoy it! I would like to read the first book Leaving Lancaster when I am able and look forward to the third and final book in the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy.
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.
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.
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.
Kate invites you to visit her website to learn more.
One "grand" winner receive:
- An authentic Amish-made Quilt
- Pennsylvania Patchwork and Leaving Lancaster by Kate Lloyd