Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Home for Lydia By Vannetta Chapman

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?
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Vannetta Chapman writes fiction full of GRACE. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a bestseller. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

A Home for Lydia book two in the Pebble Creek Amish series is a must read. If you have not read book one in the series this one does read easy by itself.
I really enjoyed this book as always with all of Vannetta's wonderful literary works.
It has twists and a little romance to keep you turning the pages.
I just love reading about the Amish and their simple lives.
I recommend this book and I gave it 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher.
To be entered to win a copy of this book tell me what you like about Amish books.



  1. Would love to win the book...thanks so much for the opportunity!!!

  2. I haven't read any of Vanettas books yet but thy are on my wish list. This ones sounds particularly good to me. Will add this to my list as well.

    Thanks for the review Mary, great job as always

    Cathy Weber

  3. I like the lifestyle, centering on hard work, God and family. Our lives today have slipped farm from such priorities, to our detriment...

    Thanks for the review and the opportunity to win this book!

    Karen Schulz
    aregeetee5162 at yahoo dot com

  4. Oh boy I sure do love the Amish books. I must have this book I read book one because you said it was so good. I could not put it down.Thank you Mary

  5. Great review, Mary. I enjoy all things about the amish. Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. Super review. I love the simple life that the Amish live.

  7. I have this one on the TBR pile, and it's getting to me that I'm not getting closer to it faster! I love Vannetta's books. She is so entertaining.

  8. I love all there is about the Amish. I can't wait to read this one. I have just ordered on amazon. Thanks Mary for this super review. I love

    1. Bonnie, you are the WINNER! I will mail your book right out to you!


  9. I love reading Amish books. The peaceful and calmness of their lives not a busy rushed life like the English live. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. I have a couple of VANNETTA books, and I just love Amish novels the best and I only have a few would love to win this book. As usual Mary review is great. If I could affordbit I want all the Amish novels out there. They make me wish I lived in the plain community.

  11. Love all the reviews Mary gives, she really makes you want to go out and get the book.

  12. Love to read aboutthe Amish. Thanks for a chance at winning

  13. Love Vannetta's books.

    Another Great review Mary, Thanks.

    Carolyn Jefferson

  14. I love reading Amish books because it reminds me that I need to rely on God. It takes me to a calm place.

  15. I like reading about the Amish because they remind me of growing up - there was a good-size Amish community there and I always thought they were fascinating.

    In Christ,

  16. I would love to be the winner of this contest. The one thing that I love about the Amish is the closeness of the community and the willingness to help out one another.

  17. I would love to be the winner of this contest. The one thing that I love about the Amish is the closeness of the community and the willingness to help out one another.

  18. Thanks Mary. I would love to win Vannetta's book. She is good and a nice person. Hope I can this.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  19. I love all your comments! Thank you all for taking the time to respond. And thank you, Mary, for having me on your blog!