A Letter from Lancaster County

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A Letter from Lancaster County

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.

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Reviews

  • An excellent story on family dynamics and learning to move past family issues. I like that this book is a bit different from your normal Amish fiction.

  • A Letter from Lancaster County by Kate Lloyd is book one in the Lancaster Discoveries series. Love, faith, longing and sibling rivalry and so much more make for an excellent story. Kate Lloyd has written a story that will

  • Fans of Kate Lloyd will adore this new women’s fiction. Dynamic protagonists and increasingly tense narrative sets the scene for a heart-wrenching and engaging story.

  • This story was hard to put down. I also felt that I was close to the sisters while reading. There was just something about Kate’s writing that made me feel close to them. It was great. I loved her writing for this story. A fun faced paced story that I really enjoyed and can’t wait to get into another book by Kate.

  • I have to admit that I was drawn into the story at first. The book alternates between Rose and Angela’s point of view, and I really like that. I found myself getting to know both characters well, and I liked the balance of action and inner reflection.

  • This is my first read from Lloyd, but I was not disappointed at all! This was an amazing read full of  well developed, relatable characters and an amazing story that’s heartfelt. It’s one of those books that keeps you up at night because you just have to know what happens next. I found myself flipping through the pages at a steady pace. It’s definitely a book that I’d want to read again. I can’t wait to see what book 2 has in store for us!

  • I loved this book from page one. It is a 5 star book and one not to be missed. I can’t wait for book two Starting frm Scratch.

  • “A Letter From Lancaster County” by author Kate Llyod is about something most people would want. Angela and Rose are sisters but, they could not be anymore different.

  • I really enjoyed A Letter From Lancaster County. It was a wonderful, warm novel that spoke to my heart.

  • This is a wonderful story of two sisters struggling to find themselves and learn how to relate to one another. Kate Lloyd’s newest book is an enjoyable and emotional read, one that fans of both Amish and contemporary fiction will enjoy!

  • A story about coming to terms with their lives, and two sisters trying to find the way back to their family.
    We are in Amish/Mennonite Lancaster, PA area, and become immersed in the local land, traveling by both car and buggy. Sylvia is a Mennonite and has invited her estranged sister’s daughters to come and spend time with her, and for them it is a stretch to be in each other’s company, but Rose and Angela agree.

  • Great story and great characters, too!

  • Dela Cruz says:

    The book Leaving Lancaster was a book I was looking forward to reading, but was somewhat disappointed. Though I did like some of the twist it was pretty mundane and there was a lot of fillers.

  • Overall, A Letter from Lancaster County is a decent novel, despite the fact that I had issues with the narration and the pacing. However, I’m still recommend other readers to give it a try.

  • Stories about sisters are bound to have a decent share of tension. I loved how Kate Lloyd reached down into the characters’ pasts to show how much it defines the present.

  • Cantraleast2 says:

    I really enjoyed reading this book and seeing the interaction between the two sisters. It gave me a feeling of how they were able to become closer even though they found out things that they did not previously know about their family.

  • I loved this book! I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Definitely a 5 star book and you SHOULD read it!

  • I always like a story about hope and redemption. It’s refreshing to read stories that are fresh and clean and leave me with a happy heart.

  • A Letter from Lancaster County was my first introduction to Kate Lloyd’s writing. I was impressed by her complex characters and intricate plot. I would highly recommend this book to those who like contemporary or women’s fiction.

  • Two sisters get a second chance at life and love.

  • This was a hard novel for me to navigate through because each chapter alternates from each of the sister’s point of views. I had to keep telling myself at the opening of each chapter, this one is the married one and this is the single sister.

  • I found this a rewarding book to read in that family tensions are sometimes caused by false judgements, envy, and a lack of self-worth.

  • nancy jo says:

    I like your books and am always looking for your new ones. I will need to get you newest one. Maybe for my birthday which is this Saturday, 7-22. Have a blessed day, Kate.

  • Relationships are messy, especially ones with family, but if A Letter From Lancaster County teaches us anything, it’s we have to try.

  • Two sisters are on their way to visit with an aunt they haven’t seen in years after the death of their mother. Angela and Rose are as different as two sisters can be and unfortunately, they don’t currently enjoy a close relationship. What was really intriguing to read was their inner thoughts about how they really felt about each other among many other topics.

  • A Letter From Lancaster County was ultimately a moving and honest portrait of two sisters, both unhappy for different reasons, coming to terms with their lives and making changes for the better while coming to a faith in God.

  • I think the author penned a good novel that can relate to many readers, but just not for me. The lack of a strong faith element that one comes to expect of this genre surprised me. And I do hope to pick this book up again down the road, which might give me a different perspective.

  • I enjoyed the way A Letter from Lancaster County was written. It was written from both sisters’ points of view, both Angela and Rose. The chapters alternate between the two sisters. The girls are very different, and so it was interesting to hear each of their interpretation and feelings of the same event. The story moved along at a good pace, not losing my interest at any point.

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