Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Pennsylvania Patchwork Book Review

Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy
Book Two

SUMMARY:  Once choice can change a destiny ...
     When Holly Fisher finally meets the Amish family her mother had kept hidden from her, she comes face-to-face with her real-life legacy - and it's very different from the life she led in suburban Seattle.  She loves it.
     And she loves Zach, a handsome Mennonite veterinarian who proposes marriage.  He seems to be everything she's ever wanted in a husband.  But her mother and Amish grandmother think she's rushing into a commitment with a man she barely knows and who harbors a dubious past.  When Holly meets a charming Amish man and an old suitor shows up, so do a myriad of doubts.  Will Holly figure out what - and who - truly matters before it's too late?

REVIEW:  To fully understand this book, you really need to read the first one in the series.  So many times I became confused trying to understand what was going on and why Holly and Esther, her mother, reacted the way they did in most situations that must have been mentioned in the previous book.  The characters needed more backbone and were just too weak and wishy-washy for my tastes.  The story also seemed to drag so many times that I was tempted on more than one occasion to just put the book down and quit.  There were a lot of loose ends at the end that should have been tied up like in regards to Nathaniel's first wife.  Was Esther really married to Holly's dad? If so, wouldn't she still be married to him even if she hadn't heard from him in 25 years, even if he left her?  
     I really wanted to like this book but I'm sorry to say I was disappointed.

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group for review without compensation.

A native of Baltimore, Katie Lloyd spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for Leaving Lancaster and Pennsylvania Patchwork.  She is a member of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and has done extensive research on the Amish.  Kate and her husband live in Seattle.  Learn more about Kate at and and on Twitter @KateLloydAuthor.

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