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Litfuse Publicity; Pennsylvania Patchwork by Kate Lloyd (review)

on June 14, 2013

Pennsylvania Patchwork by Kate Lloyd 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.

You may purchase a copy of the book on Amazon.

Kate Lloyd About Kate Lloyd:

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.

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My Opinion:

I did not have the chance to read the first book in this series, Leaving Lancaster, so at first I had to sort out who all the characters were, not hard but a little frustrating as there were several characters introduced right off the bat.  So the story picks up where the first book leaves off and we find ourselves wrapped up in Holly Fisher’s struggle of whether to marry the Mennonite veterinarian or her English ex-boyfriend, or the Amish neighbor, Armin.  So after I got that all sorted out I settled in for a very enjoyable Amish fiction read, and am looking forward to reading the first book that I now realize has been sitting on my Kindle!

I was a bit startled when early in the story Holly is thinking about her fiance and how he makes her aroused with desire – so yes, I was a bit shocked by that, but I kept reading and am glad I did as there wasn’t really anymore mentions of desire and arousal.  Thankfully.  The characters pulled me in as did the whole story revolving around Holly’s mom who receives a mysterious package from her long dead husband’s friend.  Also important to the story is Holly’s struggle to stay English or go Amish (which is what her Grandmother wants), and who to marry or not marry.  I did think that those two struggles were too simply tied up in a neat package and would have appreciated more fleshing out of Holly’s decision – choosing who to marry and whether to go Amish are big decisions, even for a fictional character.  Regardless, I enjoyed this book and look forward to back tracking and reading the first and eagerly awaiting and hopeful for a third.

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Kate Lloyd is celebrating the release of book two in her Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy, Pennsylvania Patchwork, by giving away an authentic Amish-made quilt!



One “grand” winner receive:

  • An authentic Amish-made Quilt
  • Pennsylvania Patchwork and Leaving Lancaster by Kate Lloyd

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 29th. Winner will be announced on July 1st at Kate’s blog.

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One response to “Litfuse Publicity; Pennsylvania Patchwork by Kate Lloyd (review)

  1. […] the third and final book in the Legacy of Lancaster series by Kate Lloyd and I’ve also read Pennsylvania Patchwork, which is the second book but have not had the pleasure of reading the first so I’ll have to […]

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