Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Pennsylvania Patchwork by Kate Lloyd
This is the book that follows Leaving Lancaster. I liked it more than Leaving Lancaster. Same characters mainly. In Leaving Lancaster Holly gets engaged to Zach a Vet. Her mother is planning to marry Nathan and join the Amish and be baptized.
Now Zach and Holly's plans to marry no one likes the idea much. Beth liked Holly till they got engaged. Holly's grandmother wants her to marry a Amish man and join the Amish. Her mother Esther think she is rushing it too. Esther and Beth are jealous of each other and really never got along.
Now Nathan's brother Armin shows up to help work the land that Nathan just bought. He is a good looking Amish man who has not joined yet. He flirts with Holly. Anna wants Holly to marry Armin and join the Amish.
Zach's past is coming in between Holly and him. Zach does not show up for lunch like he promised and does not seem to have time for Holly.
Larry a friend of Holly's from church in Seattle shows up and wants to marry her. He is a big help to her family.
Nathan's past is coming in between him and Esther. Their is a chance that they won't be able to be together.
Anna's health is still not very good. She falls and hurts herself and is forgets things a lot.
Esther's past with her husband comes into question when she receives a package from him that a fellow served with him in the war. He has been trying for decades to find her. The things he sends are not what a Amish man would send to his family.
This book is all about resolving issues with the past relationships before they can move on to better ones. It is full of drama and Amish life. It was a nice story. There is one more book in the series to come. I want to read it too.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it when I finished by Netgalley.
Pub Date: Jun 1 2013 David C Cook 384 pages ISBN:0781408733
Description below taken off of Goodreads.
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.
Pennyslvania 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.