About this 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?
This was a surprisingly enjoyable read for me. I don’t consider myself a “fan” of Amish fiction, so I was surprised when I received this book. However, I tried to read it with an open mind and found I it was worthwhile. Here’s why?
The characters were strong and interesting. Lydia was a hard working and faithful to provide for her family. The spoke her mind and backed up her words with actions. Aaron was cranky early on because he didn’t want to be Wisconsin helping family he didn’t know when his fields needed to be planted. Over the course of the story it was a joy to watch him change. My favorite character was Gabe Miller, although not a primary character in this story his quick wit and humor added a great deal to the story.
The story itself was good. I think the thing I liked the most about the story is the reminder that sometimes God puts in situations and places that are outside our comfort zone. He does it for a reason bigger than ourselves.
This is a book two in a series. I didn’t read book one but I didn’t feel lost with book two. There are references to things that happened to Gabe’s daughter from the first book that made me wonder, but didn’t impact this story.
DisclaimerI did receive this book from the publisher, but was under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.
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Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publish Date: February 1, 2013
Author’s Website: http://vannettachapman.com/
The Give Away
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