The last thing Sally Bingham expected was to have her entire life as she had known it to be a complete lie. She knew that her mother had abandoned her when she was too little to remember her, leaving her to be raised by her father Ed. But someplace deep inside, she wanted to know more about her mother and why she left. Only her father doesn't want to tell her any more than he already has, which amounts to almost nothing.
Receiving numerous emails from an Amish woman named Lizzie who is interested in the Pembroke Welsh Corgi's she breeds, she heads to Lancaster County not only in response to a possible dog adoption, but to give her some breathing room from her pending engagement to Donald. She wasn't sure why but something was nagging at the back of her mind, telling her that Donald might not be all she had thought he was. He didn't care for her ailing father like he should and seemed to distance himself from her as much as possible. If she followed through with her upcoming marriage, she would need to give up her breeding, and move to Donald's home town to be close to his family. After their recent argument, Sally believes some time spent away from Donald might give her the perspective she needs and is missing.
What she doesn't expect to find when she arrives in Intercourse, Pennsylvania is that her reservation at the Bed and Breakfast is cancelled due to rain damage to her room leaving her with no options. Thankfully she runs into an Amish driver who tells her that his family often takes in English tourists. Little did she know that it was also the home of Lizzie, the woman behind all the numerous emails about the dog. But is that really what she wants to know? Why does an Amish woman want a pure breed dog like a Welsh Corgi? Did she even realize how much these dogs cost? Or is there something more behind the request to get Sally to come to Lancaster County? Would that have anything to do with the handsome Amish man, Armin staying on the family's farm? Life is about to get so much more interesting than she ever imagined.
I received Forever Amish by Kate Lloyd compliments of David C. Cook Publishers and Litfuse Publicity for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions are strictly my own. This is the third and final book in the Lancaster of Legacy trilogy but I believe there are still more questions that need to be answered by the time you get to the end. Hopefully Kate will address these in a future novel. I love when you get a blend of the two cultures of Amish and English in one novel. It shows the similarities as well as differences between the two and shows that English can become Amish if they are willing to endure the hard work. It conveys that the things that one must give up isn't necessarily as hard as you would think. In fact, I love the simplicity that the Amish living brings over the English life of living for wealthy and material things. I love that by the end Sally gets a sense of what belonging really means as well as being a part of something more than just a family! I easily give this one a 5 out of 5 stars!
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The latest book in Kate Lloyd's Legacy of Lancaster trilogy, Forever Amish, introduces us to a young woman about to uncover a shocking secret and find an invitation to a new way of living. This is a story of forgiveness, legacies, and the ties that bind through generations.
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