Reviewed by Meg Massey
Holly Fisher is thrilled to be reunited with her Amish family, and engaged to handsome Mennonite veterinarian, Zach. But when Zach proposes marriage, Holly, and her family, begin to wonder if everything is happening too fast. And when a woman from Zach’s past emerges with a potentially devastating revelation, Holly is left reeling. And soon Holly meets Nathaniel’s handsome brother, Armin, and the two form an immediate friendship, which makes her question her relationship with Zach even more.
Holly’s mother, Esther, couldn’t be happier. She has every intention of becoming a baptized member of the Amish church, and is planning to wed the kind, hard-working Nathaniel. But when a ghost from his past re-emerges, it threatens to tear them apart. In the midst of her confusion, Esther receives a letter from a man who claims to know her deceased husband, bringing back painful memories of her own past.
Will Holly and Esther find happiness with the men they love? Or does God have other plans for them? The sequel to Kate Lloyd’s Leaving Lancaster, Pennsylvania Patchwork is a novel full of secrets from the past, and questions about the future. While this could be read as a stand-alone novel, I highly recommend reading Leaving Lancaster first to have a better understanding of Holly and Esther’s relationship and background.
If you’re a fan of Amish fiction, you’ll love how Kate Lloyd blends “English” and Amish life, as both Holly and Esther try to find their place in their Amish family. While I thought that the resolution of one part of the story line was a bit rushed toward the end of the novel, I still enjoyed the continuation of Holly and Esther’s stories.
Meg lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Ryan. Library professional by day, freelance writer by night, Meg writes about life, entertainment and everything in between on her blog.
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by David C. Cook. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.