Friday, July 19, 2013

Review of Pennsylvania Patchwork

Review of Pennsylvania Patchwork

(Legacy of Lancaster #2)

by Kate Lloyd

Pennsylvania Patchwork (Legacy of Lancaster #2)

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. 
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.
MY REVIEW:
Kate Lloyd has done an incredible job of melding the Amish and English world in Pennsylvania Patchwork.  I did not read book #1 of this series as I did not realize there was another one and a few times, I was wondering what I had missed but Kate does a great job of filling in the blanks for readers.   I do want to find book 1 and read it now though.   
I have long imagined what it would be like to convert to the Amish faith and Holly made it possible for me to experience this through her.  Several times, I was very conflicted ov er which man Holly ought to be with but Holly let God lead and guide her.  I truly felt the regret of Holly's mom concerning her past choices.  Kate's writing style is so true-to-life.   
I received a free pdf copy of this book from netgalley and the publishers in exchange for my honest review.   

About the Author:
Kate Lloyd
Kate Lloyd is a novelist, a mother of two sons, and a passionate observer of human relationships. A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for Leaving Lancaster & Pennsylvania Patchwork. 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 has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur. Find out more about Kate Lloyd on her website at www.katelloyd.nethttp://www.facebook.com/katelloydbooks.  

4 comments:

  1. Great review! I Loved this book!

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  2. Loved your review! I have book one, Leaving Lancaster, and I am hoping to get this one too so I can read them back to back.

    Blessings!
    Judy B

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  3. I'm glad you enjoyed the book--because I did too.

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