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A Home for Lydia
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Release Date: February 2013
Page Count: 352
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4614-8
Case Lot Quantity: 20
Collection/Series Name: The Pebble Creek Amish Series
Series: 2

A Home for Lydia

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?

Meet the author

Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational 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 novel Falling to Pieces was...

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A Word from the Author

A Home for Lydia is a story of old things made new, the value in working together, and the gift of love—between a man and woman, family members, and friends. We return once again to the Amish community of Cashton, Wisconsin where life is not perfect, but it is simple. Most of all, this is a story of God's grace, and how it is always sufficient. I pray it will touch your heart and reassure you of the love of our Father.”
Vannetta Chapman, author of A Home for Lydia

Editorial Reviews

"Chapman skillfully shows the trials and hardship that befall the Amish in her second Pebble Creek story... The various viewpoints drive the story and keep the reader engaged."
RT Book Reviews

"...Vannetta's books are like a breath of fresh air and A Home for Lydia fits the bill perfectly."

"...I was immediately drawn back into the lives of the familiar characters living the Amish Community around Pebble Creek with this second installment. This is a setting and community that all Amish fans are sure to enjoy, and A Home for Lydia reminded me of why the Amish genre is so appealing."

"You will long to visit the serenity of Pebble Creek and, perhaps, stay long enough to absorb some of the characteristics that make it a place of peace and grace."

"This was a sweet read."

"The characters were strong and interesting."

"An enjoyable Amish romance."

"The plot of this book was quite different from other Amish books I've read, and I liked it!"

"I would definitely suggest this book to my family and friends."

"This was one of those books where you don't plan to put it down until you are finished."

"I love how Vannetta weaves a mystery into the romantic tale."

"The story is well told and kept me wanting to see what happens next."

"This is a well-written and enjoyable addition to the Amish genre."

" will be drawn into the small Amish community of Pebble Creek from the very first pages. I know I was."

"This book is not afraid to deal with many of the problems faced by Amish when interacting with the modern world and is a good counterpoint to some of the heavily romanticized Amish fiction books."

"Vannetta Chapman knows how to write a love story."

"The book is very well-written."


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12/21/14 Susan Ferrell

A Home for Lydia has heart! Chapman has made great efforts to weave a story so full of love, intrigue and Amish values that the reader feels like they are floating along Pebble Creek itself!”

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“From the first page, Chapman captures the interest of her reader.”
Jo Huddleston, author

"Vannetta has a very special talent of describing her characters in a realistic way. The ability to make us become part of the story is evident throughout, being able to feel the challenges, stresses, worries, and joys that each character experiences. Definitely a five star book!"
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