Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Book Review & Giveaway - A Letter from Lancaster


Two sisters get a second chance at life and love

Angela---Her mother's untimely death, a struggling marriage, a strained relationship with her sister, Rose, and regrets over what might have been haunt her. Despite being a wife and mother, she feels she has little to show for her life.

Rose--Still single, she longs for a husband and children. But Angela has all that and still isn't happy. Rose wants to be closer to her older sister, but she and Angela couldn't be more different. Both strong women, will their sibling rivalry ever end?

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When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit Aunt Silvia, their mother's Mennonite sister, in the heart of Amish country. This vacation could provide the opportunity both sisters need to sort out their issues. And yet instead of finding a new way of connecting with each other, Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose's romance with a new beau.

Through it all, the two sisters must find the faith necessary to face their personal problems and allow God to restore hope and healing to their hearts and relationship as only He can.


Kate Lloyd is a bestselling novelist whose books include "A Portrait of Marguerite" and the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy. A native of Baltimore, she enjoys spending time with friends and family in rural Pennsylvania and is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society. She now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.

Find out more about Kate at http://katelloyd.com.


A Letter from Lancaster County Kate Lloyd
This is not your typical Amish book in that the main characters are English but are visiting the Amish area and their aunt. I rather liked this twist as a change. I also liked that the sisters were so real and reflect the misunderstandings that sisters can often have.
Angela and Rose are not close at all and have animosity toward each other. However, when their Aunt Sylvia asks them to come for a visit, we are brought into their lives. The author chose to write as a narrative from each characters point of view. This is usually not an issue for me but there were times I was confused as to who was narrating and had to back-track to figure it out which meant it wasn't a real smooth read.
What I loved about this book were the family secrets that came out and explained a lot. This lent a lot of mystery to the book and made me want to keep reading to see what was coming next. I also liked how the sisters each thought the other had the better life, which was a good study in jealousy and how it can affect seeing our lives through the lens of being blessed.
It was a good story and my only concern was that the narration made it more difficult to read and the faith was really subtle. I enjoyed it and give it 4 out of 5 stars.
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group

Blessings - Julie

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