Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Home For Lydia: A Book Review

About The Book:


A Home for Lydia, the second book in a new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, centers again on the Plain community of Pebble Creek and the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.
Aaron Troyer simply wants to farm like his father and grandfather before him. But instead he finds himself overseeing the family’s small group of guest cabins nestled along the banks of Pebble Creek. That also means he must work with the cabins’ housekeeper, Lydia Fisher.
Lydia is the most outspoken Amish woman Aaron has ever met, and she has strong opinions about how the guest cabins are to be run. She also desperately needs this job. Though sparks fly between boss and employee at first, when the cabins are robbed, nothing is more important to Aaron than making sure Lydia is safe.
Together they work to make the vacation property profitable, but can they find out the identity of the culprit before more damage is done? And is Lydia’s dream of a home of her own more than just a wish and a prayer?
About The Author:
Vannetta Chapman has published more than 100 articles in Christian family magazines. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas Hill country. Her first two inspirational novels—A Simple Amish Christmas and Falling to Pieces—were Christian Book Distributors bestsellers.
My Review:
With characters that are real and ones that you can relate to, whether you are Amish or not, story lines that have you reading late into the night, and themes like love, forgiveness, importance of family and community, mystery, and drug use, you will be drawn into the small Amish community of Pebble Creek from the very first pages. I know I was.
A Home for Lydia is a sweet and heartwarming book that shows you that the Amish community is not all that unlike others, each has struggles, good and bad experiences and a community that stands beside one another when push comes to shove. A great read to be sure. There are a lot of characters, but I really actually enjoyed that as you got to experience a lot of different scenes and personalities. A Home For Lydia builds on experiences and storylines from A Promise For Miriam (book one in The Pebble Creek Amish Series) but it can also be read as a stand-alone book. Book Three, A Wedding For Julia comes out in July 2013 and I have already put it on my TBR/Wish List.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase A Home For Lydia at your favorite bookseller from Harvest House Publishers
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Harvest House Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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