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.
I know I read the first in this series but it has been awhile. My memory is not what it used to be! My favorite character in the book? Old Older Amish grandmother 'Mamm'. She is a fiesty gal, with some serious spunk and some health issues that are holding her back. I really enjoyed watching her grow, something you wouldn't think would happen to an elderly person like this. She really has a lot of love for Holly and it shows in her interactions.
Holly ends up with 3 suitors! How will she choose, and what if the one she chooses is the wrong one!
Kind of crazy that she is in her mid 30's and finally her mom and grandma are getting their wish of her getting married, both of course wishing for the Amish suitor!
I could feel the conflict in Holly as she is living with her Amish family, yet not really ready to be baptized into the religion. Dating a Mennonite guy but unsure about his background and faith. She spends a lot of time it feels in conflict. All of us do when God is growing up I think.
I enjoyed this book and especially the end which I can't spoil for you!
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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