Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Review of A Home for Lydia

by Vannetta Chapman

A Home for Lydia, the second book in a new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, centers again on the Plain community of Pebble Creek and the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.

Aaron Troyer simply wants to farm like his father and grandfather before him. But instead he finds himself overseeing the family's small group of guest cabins nestled along the banks of Pebble Creek. That also means he must work with the cabins' housekeeper, Lydia Fisher.

Lydia is the most outspoken Amish woman Aaron has ever met, and she has strong opinions about how the guest cabins are to be run. She also desperately needs this job. Though sparks fly between boss and employee at first, when the cabins are robbed, nothing is more important to Aaron than making sure Lydia is safe.

Together they work to make the vacation property profitable, but can they find out the identity of the culprit before more damage is done? And is Lydia's dream of a home of her own more than just a wish and a prayer?
My review: 
Vannetta Chapman is such a wonderful author and I love her books!!!   This one is another terrific book!   I love camping and the Plain Cabins sound so relaxing and comfortable.  I wish I could go there to camp for a while.  In fact, I'd love to be the caretaker as Lydia and Aaron are.   I love how Vannetta weaves a mystery into the romantic tale.   It is indeed sad that someone would rob from the Amish and from the Plain Cabins, but it is great fun to try to figure out who is doing it and why.   Loyalty to family plays a large part in the theme of this book as well.   Lydia and Aaron both give selflessly to help their families out.   Read this one when it is released to see what happens in their lives as God works to weave his plan for their lives, even as He is doing so for us.   

About the Author:
Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a bestseller. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.
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I received a free electronic copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Rhonda, thank you so much for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the story, and yes -- I'd like to visit the Plain Cabins too. : )

  2. Oh, how I wish this was a contest. I sure want this book. Maybe someday! Thanks for the review Rhonda. Maxie ( )


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