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Litfuse Publicity: Forever Amish (Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy Book 3) by Kate Lloyd #grow4christ #bookreview

on June 10, 2014

About the Book:

 

The latest book in the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy, Forever Amish introduces us to a young woman about to uncover a shocking secret and find an invitation to a new way of living. This is a story of forgiveness, legacies, and the ties that bind through generations.

It’s the Last Thing She Expects to Find

Sally Bingham needs some time away to sort through the changes in her life and to rethink her upcoming marriage. Despite her ailing father’s hesitations, she takes off for a bed and breakfast in Lancaster County for a weekend away. But her best-laid plans leave her in a near collision with a bishop’s buggy and in the home of a mysterious Amish woman named Lizzie. Lizzie introduces her to a different perspective on life, a charming farmhand named Armin— and opens a Pandora’s box that will forever change Sally’s life.

 

Find a way to purchase a book on Kate Lloyd’s website.

 

 

 

About the Author:

 

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.

 

You may connect with Kate Lloyd on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and her website.

 

 

 

My Opinion:

 

This is 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 find that one and read it.  I will admit that since it had been awhile since I read book #2 and I’ve read so many books in the interim I had to re-sort the characters out which wasn’t as hard to do this time as the ones introduced in books 1 and 2 didn’t appear nearly as much in book 3.  This book swept me up right away into the story of Sally Bingham who is unfortunately engaged to a man who does not want her to pursue her own interests, such as making her get rid of her dog upon their marriage and other controlling aspects – I didn’t like Donald from the go, too hoity-toity (so glad someone else uses that term!).  Definitely not your typical Amish fiction book as Sally is as Englisch as they come – working on her dad’s used car lot, having a dog breeding business, showing dogs, technologically efficient and independent – never in her wildest dreams would Sally think she’d run into the Grandparents, Aunts and Cousins she didn’t even know existed – until she takes a trip to Lancaster.

 

I figured out right away what would happen – one or both parents had been Amish – but I don’t want to give too much away because this is truly a book one wants to savor and read from the first page until your turning the last page late into the night.  None of the reservations I had about book 2 arose in this book, so I was very thankful for that, and Sally and Armin’s story is beautiful.  Some things seemed a little to good to be true at the beginning but as I continued to read more and more made sense and one can recognize that even in our own lives how God work’s in ways we would never be able to dream up – all of the pieces fall into place although Sally struggles to understand why she should worship a God who lets so much heart ache and loss happen, and as she struggles with this He pursues her.  As I said I won’t give away too many details but this book was wonderfully written and I’m hoping that maybe Kate Lloyd will have a spin off series so that we can read more about Sally, her dad and Armin and even flighty, scheming Lizzie.

 

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The latest book in Kate Lloyd‘s Legacy of Lancaster trilogy, Forever Amish, introduces us to a young woman about to uncover a shocking secret and find an invitation to a new way of living. This is a story of forgiveness, legacies, and the ties that bind through generations.

Kate is celebrating by giving away an Amish-made prize pack!

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One winner will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle Fire
  • A Qillow (A pillow with a lovely surprise inside! It opens to a 40” X 60” quilt ideal for traveling, sports events, and home.)
  •  A Center Diamond wall hanging (Hand-stitched by Old Order Amish quilter Emma Stoltzfus of E.S. Quilts in Lancaster, PA. It measures 42” x 42” and is a traditional Old Order Amish design.)
  • Darling Amish-made faceless dolls (Hand-crafted in Lancaster County, PA. Each measures 12 inches and is individually named. Meet Martha and Henry!)
  • Forever Amish and the rest of the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy by Kate Lloyd

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

 

Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning and be sure to stop by Kate’s blog on July 1st to see if you won!

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