Forever Amish is Book 3 in the Legacy of Lancaster trilogy. But it certainly can be read as a stand-alone and totally understood. It is a book of forgiveness and love with a lot of family involvement. Sally is searching for family roots while showing her dog. She spends time living with an Amish family and develops a friendship with them. She also discovers why the mysterious emails were sent. I enjoyed this book along with the two in the trilogy. Kate Lloyd continues to be on my list of favored authors.
I received the book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.
I'll be perfectly honest when I got this book I had a hard time getting into it. It wasn't the book - it was me. So I put the book aside for a bit of time and read other books that I needed to review. I then picked up Forever Amish this last weekend and had no trouble getting lost between the covers.
I have not read the first two books in this trilogy, but I don't think that is necessary as the story is Sally Bingham's and she is new to the series too. So seeing everything through her eyes is as new to me as it is to her.
Sally has been lured to Lancaster County by a young woman Lizzie Zook who is seeking to purchase a dog. But when Sally arrives she is shocked to discover that Lizzie isn't quite how she pictured her. Lizzie is Amish and her father is a no-nonsense type who won't have a dog in his house.
But the really reason behind Lizzie's motives does not become immediately obvious. And when the truth comes out Sally's entire world is rocked to its core. As Sally struggles with rediscovering who she is, Lizzie is going through her own struggles as she to tries to determine what path her life will take.
The root story of Forever Amish seems to be family and the love and support that they can offer us.
I was provided a copy of this book through TBCN/BookFun and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
The third in Kate Lloyd's Legacy of Lancaster series presents a daughter-father duo who each have their own struggles and end up in the midst of an Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. There may be some connections, which surprises and perhaps pleases Sally Bingham. She took off to sort out her relationships with her fiance, Donald, and her dad, Ed, and appreciates life's slower pace among the Plain folk. Yet she seems to have jumped into another family's problems too.
The Zooks, with whom she lodges, have an attractive farmhand, Armin. But why would Sally be drawn to another man when she's engaged? Lizzie Zook gets Sally to work at the secondhand store where Lizzie had been employed. Sally enjoys this and plans to stay a week or so. A spring storm erupts, which pales in comparison to the storm in her life. The events resemble a soap opera--not your typical sweet Amish romance. The story also deals with forgiveness and healing. The mother and daughter from the first two novels appear near the conclusion to round out this trilogy.
This book is full of fantastic characters. They are well developed and presented. The variety of personalities is very nice. Most of them, but not all, are Amish. Some of them have secrets they have been keeping for years even from their closest loved ones. As secrets come out heartaches abound. It was great to see the paths each one takes to find their way to forgiveness.
I received a free copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.