Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pennsylvania Patchwork | #GIVEAWAY Win an Amish-made Quilt from Kate Lloyd!

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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About the Book . . .
Pennsylvania Patchwork

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.

Purchase a copy here.


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.


Reader review  . . . 

After returning home and reuniting with her mother, Esther is making plans to finally be baptized into the Amish church.  Her adult daughter, Holly, has met a liberal Mennonite veterinarian and plans to marry him.  But situations cause Holly to question her plans.

 Perhaps I've just read too much Amish fiction lately, but this one didn't do it for me.  Somehow, I did not really connect with the characters and even found it difficult to differentiate between them.  Of course, it might help if I had read the first book in the series before this one.  It doesn't seem to work very well as a stand-alone novel.  

I don't mean to sound overly critical; it is your basic Amish fiction with the usual culture conflict and romance.  If you aren't burnt out on the genre, you will enjoy it.

 3.5 stars

I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for a review. All opinions expressed are my own. 




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