Kate Lloyd is an author that I have enjoyed reading in the past. She in on my list of authors I like to read because I think her stories improve with each book that she writes. The only thing, which I don’t mind at all, is that her books can be a little predictable. I personally don’t mind that because I’m not much of a surprise person, but other readers might. I found this book to be in that category.
I enjoyed A Letter from Lancaster County. In my opinion, I think many can relate to the characters. The sisters, Angela and Rose, live lives that are opposite of each other. They love each other, but they are experiencing a strained relationship. Many readers can relate to the tension within families, so I think they will undestand why the sisters jump at the chance to go visit with their Aunt Sylvia. They have high hopes of a relationship restored and time redeemed. Who doesn’t wish for that possibility within their own families?!
Relationships are sticky and Kate Lloyd portrays that quite well in her story. They each long for something that is no longer possible or something that they can’t have. Once again, something that every reader can relate to. Aunt Sylvia is the instrument used to bring about some healing that needs to take place in each of the women.
Another issue that I think is very relatable is the one of sibling rivalry. Many siblings have gone through that at some point in their lives and Lloyd has brought that into her story to help us see it in our own lives. It’s not something we like to discuss, but I think many can identify with the feelings that Rose and Angela have towards each other at the beginning.
This is the first book in her new Lancaster Discoveries series. I am looking forward to book 2 coming out! Read more reviews about this book at http://litfusegroup.com/author/klloyd.
I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.
A Letter from Lancaster County(Harvest House, July 2017)
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.