Sunday, June 23, 2013
JUDY AND ANNE
WINNERS OF LEAVING LANCASTER AND PENNSYLVANIA PATCHWORK!
More than anything else, thirty-something Holly Fisher longs for family. Growing up on Seattle without a dad or grandparents, she wonders what it would be like to have a heritage, a place of belonging. Holly is furious when her mother, Esther, reveals a long-kept secret: Holly's grandmother and uncles are still alive and begging Esther to return. And Holly is shocked when she learns that the family she's never known lives on a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, farm - as part of an Amish community her mother once abandoned.
Guilt-ridden Esther, terrified to see her mother and siblings, begs Holly to accompany her on a visit to Esther's mother before she dies. But can their journey to a conflicting world heal their emotional wounds and finally bring them home?
When Holly Fisher finally meets the Amish family her mother had kept hidden from her, she come face-to-face with her real-life legacy - and it's very different from the life she led in suburban Seattle. She loves it.
And she loves Zach, a handsome Mennonite veterinarian who proposes marriage. He seems to be everything she's ever wanted in a husband. But her mother and Amish grandmother think she's rushing into a commitment with a man she barely knows and who harbors a dubious past. When Holly meets a charming Amish man and an old suitor shows up, so do a myriad of doubts. Will Holly figure out what - and who - truly matters before it's too late?
A native of Baltimore, Kate Lloyd spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for Leaving Lancaster and Pennsylvania Patchwork. She is a member of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and has done extensive research on the Amish. Kate and her husband live in Seattle.