Saturday, June 28, 2014

Book Review - Forever Amish


The latest book in the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy, Forever Amish introduces us to a young woman about to uncover a shocking secret and find an invitation to a new way of living. This is a story of forgiveness, legacies, and the ties that bind through generations.
It's the Last Thing She Expects to Find

Sally Bingham needs some time away to sort through the changes in her life and to rethink her upcoming marriage. Despite her ailing father's hesitations, she takes off for a bed and breakfast in Lancaster County for a weekend away. But her best-laid plans leave her in a near collision with a bishop's buggy and in the home of a mysterious Amish woman named Lizzie. Lizzie introduces her to a different perspective on life, a charming farmhand named Armin--- and opens a Pandora's box that will forever change Sally's life.


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.

Kate can be found at: website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest

This was a really good book that was written from the point of view of a non-Amish person. Sally is the daughter of "Honest Ed", a used car dealer and she has lived her life without a mother because her mother walked away when she was born. This really affects her whole life as she wonders why and she also longs to have a mother - her mother - return to her.

After a disagreement with her fiance, she decides to get away for awhile. She has been receiving emails from Lizzie about getting one of her dogs that she breeds. Sally has been breeding and showing Corgi's and is also still mourning the death of her beloved dog and getting away seems like a good idea. 

Once in Amish country, where Lizzie lives, Sally realizes that there's something else behind Lizzie's emails and that someone saw her father and recognized him. Now she's really intrigued and confused because her father has never told her that he was ever in this part of the country. So how did someone recognize him on the car lot?

Sally meets Armin, an Amish man that lives on the farm where she's staying with Lizzie. He's kind and everything her fiance isn't. However, he's Amish and she isn't. The dilemma's seem to mount up as all these mysteries things happen and Sally tries to learn the real reason for Lizzie's emails.

This is a definite stand alone book, even though it's part of a series. You won't be lost as to what's going on or who is who, which is always nice. However, this book was so good, you'll definitely want to read the others in the series. I really enjoyed this book because it was written from a totally different perspective and the theme of forgiveness and keeping secrets.  I give this book a 5 out of 5 star rating.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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