Saturday, July 15, 2017

A new series, with a giveaway -- A Letter from Lancaster County

A Letter from Lancaster County is the first in a new series by Kate Lloyd.

The premise of the story -- sisters with a second chance at their relationship -- is a good one, and it does provide some interest throughout the book.  I have to say, though, that I found some problems with this book.

Reading a story told from multiple points of view is not usually a problem for me.  This story, however, was hard to follow as the view alternated between the two sisters.  The characters were not easy to "get to know" and did not draw me into their lives.  Many of the details seemed scattered and never quite pulled together, and the pace was rather sluggish.  And the element of faith, while hinted at on the back cover and briefly within the story, was almost non-existent.

There were some touching moments, especially involving Aunt Silvia, which helped keep me interested in finishing the story.  And the epilogue was a nice touch to finish up the book.  The book is set in Amish country and does have strong Amish/Mennonite elements, but it is not typical Amish fiction. 

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for providing a copy of the book.  The views expressed in this review are all my own.

See what other reviewers say about the book here.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

About the Book:

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?

Will their sibling rivalry get in the way of these two sisters' chances at life and love? Find out in Kate Lloyd's new book, A Letter from Lancaster County. When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit their mother's Mennonite sister in the heart of Amish country. 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.

Celebrate the release of Kate's new book by entering to win her Two Sisters, Two Winners Giveaway!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of A Letter from Lancaster County
  • A Kindle Fire
Another grand prize winner will receive:
  • A copy of A Letter from Lancaster County
  • A queen-size Amish quilt

Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on July 27. The winner will be announced July 28 on the Litfuse blog.

About the Author:

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.

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