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Review of A Letter from Lancaster County: Christian Fiction from Kate Lloyd...And a Giveaway

I was intrigued by the description of A Letter from Lancaster County. I like some Amish fiction, and at first glance, I would have labeled this Amish fiction. This wasn't exactly Amish fiction, however. And I ended up being a little let down for other reasons as I read.

Review of A Letter from Lancaster County


Book reviews- Christian fiction

About the Book:


From the book's description...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?* * *

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.

My Thoughts:


I have to admit that I was drawn into the story at first. The book alternates between Rose and Angela's point of view, and I really like that. I found myself getting to know both characters well, and I liked the balance of action and inner reflection.

As I read, however, I found myself perplexed over things that were happening in the story. Many of the things that happened didn't seem to fit with the character development and what I was getting to know about Rose and Angela. The story just seemed choppy and awkward at times. 

I won't tell anything specific as a spoiler, but the ending was especially incongruent. Everything just seemed to work out "happily ever after" much too easily and too quickly, given the conflict and thoughts of the characters.

This was an easy read, and, if you can get past the strange, out-of-the-blue things that happen, you might enjoy it as a summer read. I give this one three stars and a G rating for content. You can find the book on Amazon here.




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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.

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A Letter from Lancaster Country review and giveaway


Book reviews- Christian fiction

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