Everyone seems so desperate to get married in this story. Holly, her mom Esther, even her Mommy Anna, seems desperate to marry Holly off to a good Amish man so she can die. I really had trouble with this concept and this story. The story seemed very disjointed to me, jumping from each character's perspective and point of view. Add to that a very large cast of characters and I just stayed lost in this story. While this book can stand alone, reading the first book will help a bit to understand where Holly and her mom came from, and their back story. 3 stars. 384 pages US $14.99 This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.
About 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.
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.