Pennsylvania PatchworkKate Lloyd
Seattle native Holly Fisher is smitten by Lancaster County, its simplicity and her long lost relatives. In the sequel to author Kate Lloyd's bestselling Leaving Lancaster, Holly embraces the Amish culture, learning to slow down to see what - and who - really matters. Meeting... Read More
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. When Zach proposes marriage, she wonders is this too soon? Is this the right choice?
Her mother and Amish grandmother think she’s rushing into too much of a lifestyle change, but 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, the second book in the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy, is the moving, richly told story of one woman’s heart, her faith and trust and the choices she makes. It's never easy, but one choice can change your destiny.
Page Count: 384
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: May 10, 2013
- UPC: 9780781408738
- Height: 0
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- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 372
- Publish Date: Jun 1, 2013
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC027000"
- ISBN: 0781408733
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- Amish Fiction by inspiremichelle on 8/3/13
Pennsylvania Patchwork, book 2 of Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy by Kate Lloyd
Holly Fisher grew up having an Amish family that was kept secret from her. After losing her job in Seattle she and her mother move in with Anna the grandmother she has never known. Together they help to care for the ill Anna who is feisty, driven and seems to be a little senile. Holly seems to fit right in to the new simpler way of life. She falls in love with local boy, Zach, a Mennonite veterinarian. He seems to be the man of her dreams. She agrees to marry him then questions arise from his past. Can they be overcome? Holly meets handsome Armin. He was raised Amish but left and has recently came home trying to decide if he wants to be baptized. He claims to want a life with Holly too. Now Larry her English friend and ex co-worker shows up proclaiming his love for her. Three suitors have left Holly full of doubt, confusion and tested her faith. The three suitors can be hilarious with the problems they bring too this story. Whom will she choose? Her grandmother wants her to choose an Amish husband and would have her be baptized Amish. Her mother Esther wants grandchildren before it’s too late. What does Holly want? The author Kate Lloyd does a great joy of working questions of faith into the story. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian or Amish fiction. I want to thank The Book Club Network Inc. for this book. And thanks to the author Kate Lloyd and publisher David C Cook for writing and bring good clean Christian books to readers like me.
- Great Story by dgottreu on 7/6/13
Pennsylvania Patchwork by Kate Lloyd is a very enjoyable Amish story that is just a little different than most Amish fiction. Holly Fisher and her mother Esther have lived in Seattle all of Holly’s life and she just learned that her grandmother Anna is still alive and living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. As a teenager, Esther and Samuel, her future husband, left the Amish way of life and hitch hiked across the country to California. Samuel went to Vietnam and Esther moved to Seattle with friends when Holly was born. All her life, Holly has longed for a large family but was told that her relatives were dead. Finally Esther and Holly decide to go back to Lancaster for a visit and Holly is drawn into the Amish way of life and the slower pace of living. Soon she meets Zach the local veterinarian and sparks fly between the two and before long Zach asks Holly to marry him. In the meantime, a handsome Amish man enters Holly’s life and her friend from Seattle comes for a visit. She went from having no man in her life to having three men competing for her attention.
Kate Lloyd did an excellent job with the development of the characters for they were all so real that it seemed as if I knew them personally. The dialogue was very well done and I especially liked that Deutsch words were sprinkled throughout the book for they added authenticity to the story. At times I felt sad due to all the things happening to Holly, Esther, and Anna and at other times I simply wanted to shake them until their teeth rattled. Scenery descriptions were so realistic that in my imagination I could see the farms with all the building and animals and could even detect all the smells of the kitchen and even the barns. All the interactions between all the characters made for a wonderful story that left me feeling great when I had finished the book. One part of the ending was a complete surprise and definitely not expected. There were many ups and down throughout the book but there was a happy ending.
I recommend this book to everyone who enjoys a well written Amish story. I do think that you might enjoy this book more if you read Leaving Lancaster first for this one is a continuation of Holly’s story, however, it is not necessary to read the first book to enjoy the second.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from David C. Cook at Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
- Double Romance and More by Maureen on 6/11/13
Just finished the second book in this series, and enjoyed it. Now you do not have to read the first to enjoy this one, but I would recommend you do.
Both Holly and Esther Fisher are now living in PA, with Mamm, Esther's mother Anna. Thank goodness they are there, she is having some health issues. You will love the banter that goes on between the three. Makes you feel like they have always lived together.
There is some romance going on between Esther and Nathaniel, and Holly and Zack, and Armin, and Larry. You will wonder who Holly is going to end up with. Also there is a problem, a rather big one, for Esther and Nathaniel.
There is some bickering and flexing of muscles between the fellows over Holly...no knock down fights, but they come close at times.
Just when you think you have everything figured out, guess what, it changes! Enjoy your fun stay in Amish Country!
I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.
- Entertaining Amish Fiction by Nancee on 6/1/13
Esther Fisher was drawn back to her Amish roots in Lancaster, PA where she was raised, but had left as a teenager. Living on her childhood farm with her aging mother, Esther prepared for Amish baptism and marriage to her widowed childhood neighbor. Her daughter, Holly, had never met her Amish relatives, and after the loss of her job in Seattle, Holly flew to Pennsylvania to meet her family. Upon traveling from the airport to her new home she received a marriage proposal from her driver, a local veterinarian with a questionable past. Soon Holly found herself attracted to her Amish neighbor's younger brother, who did the farm chores for her grandmother. As Holly's questions arose regarding her future, a previous friend from Seattle arrived at Holly's door with an engagement ring in hand. With three men competing for her attention which suitor will win Holly's heart? Numerous other questions arise as unforeseen events develop.
This story is filled with romance and adventure! Discovery through past experiences is a strong theme. There is not a dull moment in looking to the past for guidance toward the future. The characterizations in this book are varied. Relationships are the driving force throughout the book, and decisions made by the various characters are adventurous, and in some cases careless. Holly's dilemma surrounding her relationships was a major theme throughout the book, but there are numerous other underlying layers within the story. Unexpected events keep this story moving at a rapid pace.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from Wynn-Wynn Media for the express purpose of my honest review. All opinions expressed are mine, and no monetary compensation was given for this review.