I remember almost 20 years ago, my first trip to Amish County. I traveled together from St. Augustine for a wedding of two of my dear friends in northern Indiana Amish Country.
Our borrowed mini van cruised into a country of small stores, pretty house lit with candles, and wagons that were pulled by horses. It was certainly idyllic and different from tourist beach land where I was from.
Since then I’ve been a fan of most Amish fiction, some of the books good enough to rope me in during the first chapter, compelling me to keep reading it until I finish.
Kate Lloyd’s A Letter From Lancaster County was one of those. I finished it in about 3 days and found myself really identifying with both of the main characters.
I think that’s what a good fiction does. It pulls the reader in and makes you want to be in the setting, joining in on the conversation.
Her fiction tale of two sisters, an aunt, and a love interest of course, helps you think about marriage, singleness, death, life, living, and adventure pulls you in and helps you think about your own life.
For a married reader, I do find it hard to read romance fiction, even if I have a happy marriage, because it takes any romantic thoughts pulls you away from your spouse to another man, which never good. So, while this is very light in romance, I would still caution readers to guard your heart. Its not going to ruin the story for you to skip to the next chapter!
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