Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Starting From Scratch By Kate Lloyd

An Old Flame Brings a Spark of New Hope
En Alt Maedel—an old maid.
At age twenty-nine, that's what Eva Lapp considers herself. And who could argue with her? Finding a good Amish husband at her age will be next to impossible. Plus, Eva's unwarranted bad reputation in Lancaster County precedes her. Maybe living the Englisch life would be better.
Squeezed out of her childhood home by her brother's boisterous family, Eva finds lodging and a new job managing a small café at a local plant nursery. But the challenge of her new position isn't enough to distract from her current predicament.
To Eva's surprise, her first love, Jake Miller, suddenly returns to Lancaster County. Flooded with emotions and filled with questions about Jake's past, can Eva trust what she's feeling?
Jake and Eva face many obstacles in their quest for a fresh start in the community, but perhaps with God's help, they can find the redemption they both desperately need.

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Author Kate Lloyd is a passionate observer of human relationships. A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, PA, the inspiration for her best selling novels Leaving Lancaster, Pennsylvania Patchwork, and Forever Amish, the third book in the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy. Her novel, A Letter from Lancaster County, released July 1, 2017. Starting from Scratch will release April 3, 2018 and in and is available for preorder.

Kate is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate's first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur. For relaxation and fun, Kate enjoys walking with her camera in hand, beachcombing, and playing with her two young grandchildren.

Find out more about Kate Lloyd at her
Website: www.katelloyd.com
Blog: http://katelloyd.com/blog/
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Twitter: @KateLloydAuthor
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My Thoughts...

By Far Kate's best book to date!
Ready for a book that you can't put down.This is not your average Amish book. Not a story that you have heard before. It is a great afternoon read.
Great plot, great characters. This is a 5 star read. I HIGHLY recommend this book. 
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I don't read Amish anymore. They are all the same.

  2. I just ordered a copy of this, it sounds wonderful.

  3. I would venture to say that my wife would like to read this.

  4. Going to Barnes and Noble tomorrow. This is now on top of my list.

  5. I love Kate Lloyd. I can't wait to read.

  6. When my library opens I am going to ask them to get this one for me.

  7. This sounds like a great book to sit outside on a nice spring day and read while getting some vitamin D.

  8. Now this is what I have been waiting for, I want to read this, great review.

  9. I am reading this right now and I love it! You will definitely NOT be disappointed in this book.

  10. Sounds like a great read! With a 5 star review...I can't wait! Thank you, Mary.

  11. Love Amish books !!!!!! Blessings ,DanaGirl

  12. I absolutely LOVED this book, too! Your review is spot on! Thanks for your thoughts on it :)