Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A Letter From Lancaster County By Kate Lloyd

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity and the author for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are  my own.

Book Description:  

Two Sisters Get a Second Chance at Life and Love

Her mother's untimely death, a struggling marriage, a strained relationship with her sister, Rose, and regrets over what might have been haunt her. Despite being a wife and mother, she feels she has little to show for her life.

Still single, she longs for a husband and children. But Angela has all that and still isn't happy. Rose wants to be closer to her older sister, but she and Angela couldn't be more different. Both strong women, will their sibling rivalry ever end?

* * *When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit Aunt Silvia, their mother's Mennonite sister, in the heart of Amish country. This vacation could provide the opportunity both sisters need to sort out their issues. And yet instead of finding a new way of connecting with each other, Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose's romance with a new beau.

Through it all, the two sisters must find the faith necessary to face their personal problems and allow God to restore hope and healing to their hearts and relationship as only He can.

My Thoughts:  

A Letter From Lancaster County is the latest book in Kate Lloyd's new series, Lancaster Discoveries Series, and I loved it. As a huge fan of Amish Fiction this book was a have to read for me. This is the first book from Kate Lloyd  I have had the pleasure of reading and I am hooked. I found myself drawn to this book from the beautiful cover to the back cover book description. Kate Lloyd writes with authority on: The Amish and The Mennonite life, Seattle, Lancaster County, sibling rivalry, and finding faith. I could not put this book down, this book grabbed a hold of me from the first page until the very last one.  The characters are well written and very relatable. I found myself drawn to Angela and Rose. These sisters seem so different on the surface but that is just a facade. The rivalry has kept them from knowing each other truly. As they navigate the secrets that have been uncovered, they find they have to lean on each other and God to get through it all. I could relate with their struggles, as I have 2 other siblings and we struggle just as Rose and Angela. I also could relate to family secrets, since my Dad has passed many things have come to light that we never knew. I found their journey to finding their faith admirable. This book brought out many different emotions for me. In parts I found myself laughing in some parts, holding my breath in anticipation in others, and crying is some parts. I truly find Kate Lloyd's style of writing fantastic, as I read this book I felt like I was right there in Lancaster County being a part of the story. I have found a new to me author that I can't wait to read more from Kate Lloyd. I highly recommend this book and author to anyone who enjoys Amish Fiction, you will NOT be disappointed. I give this book 5 STARS.


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