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Pennsylvania Patchwork by Kate Lloyd

Thursday, September 19, 2013


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.

Goodreads Summary

I would hate to be torn between a few poor Holly is.  Holly has been thrown for a loop-she did not even know her mother had a family that she sort of kept secret.  When she finally meets them and the life she could have known, she isn't quite sure what to make of it.  She is further confused when she meets Zach and begins to fall in love with him.  Her feelings are not really scaring her, but she is unsure of what course she wants to take when an old suitor pops up and she begins to have feelings for an Amish man, as well.  If I were her, I would just choose and stay the course, but the reader will get to follow her thought process as she attempts to decide.

I did like Holly, but I didn't like how indecisive she was.  I wanted to shake her and tell her to make up her mind.  I honestly didn't have much of a preference when it came to the guys.  I felt like they could all offer her something-though I wasn't as fond of the old suitor.  Ultimately, this book is for adults who enjoy an engaging love story.

4 Stars

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  1. bn100 said...:

    Sounds like an interesting choice to have to make

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I like stories that show how different other people can live. I personally know I could not live Amish but I like hearing stories about it. And of course it wouldn't hurt to have a few guys interested in me like they are for Holly. ;)

  1. Unknown said...:

    I don't usually read books like these but I love that breaking Amish LA show and learning about different cultures. So I think I'll give it a try. :)

  1. I really don't like characters who can't make up their minds about guys. But then I feel kind of hypocritical for saying that because sometimes I can't figure out who I want the character to be with either.
    Thanks for the review.

  1. Berenice said...:

    Aww, I love reading love stories and this one seems to fit the bill but I don't like it there are so many love interests. I might check it out though. Thank you! =)