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A Letter from Lancaster County
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Release Date: July 2017
Page Count: 336
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Binding: Perfectbound
ISBN: 978-0-7369-7021-1
Case Lot Quantity: 40
Collection/Series Name: Lancaster Discoveries
Series: 1

A Letter from Lancaster County

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Two Sisters Get a Second Chance at Life and Love

Her mother’s untimely death, a struggling marriage, a strained relationship with her sister, Rose, and regrets over what might have been haunt her. Despite being a wife and mother, she feels she has little to show for her life.

Still single, she longs for a husband and children. But Angela has all that and still isn’t happy. Rose wants to be closer to her older sister, but she and Angela couldn’t be more different. Both strong women, will their sibling rivalry ever end?

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When a letter arrives from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Angela and Rose decide to visit Aunt Silvia, their mother’s Mennonite sister, in the heart of Amish country. This vacation could provide the opportunity both sisters need to sort out their issues. And yet instead of finding a new way of connecting with each other, Angela and Rose discover surprising family secrets that add to their strife and threaten Rose’s romance with a new beau.

Through it all, the two sisters must find the faith necessary to face their personal problems and allow God to restore hope and healing to their hearts and relationship as only He can.

Meet the author

Kate Lloyd

Kate Lloyd

Kate Lloyd is a bestselling novelist whose books include A Portrait of Marguerite and the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy. A native of Baltimore, she enjoys spending time with friends and family in rural Pennsylvania and is a member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society. She now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband....

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Editorial Reviews

“Lloyd does a wonderful job displaying family dynamics.”
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11/08/18 Judy S.


This wonderful story will keep you page turning from beginning to end. A pleasure to read!

11/08/18 Aleta L.


I was excited to read this book. The first in a new series. It did not disappoint. I loved how the family dynamics were so real. The story being told from 2 sisters perspectives was wonderful. There are always 2 sides to a story and secrets that shape our perspective. I so enjoyed the characters in this story. I look forward to the next in the series!

11/08/18 Mary H.


In Kate Lloyd’s newest novel, the Amish play a minor role. The book features two sisters who travel east to visit an ailing aunt after their mother died. Events amplify their differences and the pain of their past. Can the two overcome their struggles to forge a loving relationship or will they always be in competition? I have to say that I didn’t care too much for either sister, but my sympathies lay with Rose. I don’t wish to read about a married woman contemplating forsaking her marriage, although I admit the story seemed quite realistic, unfortunately. I’m glad I persevered to reach the redemptive conclusion.

08/08/17 Marilyn R


I had been waiting for another book by Kate Lloyd, so I was glad when A Letter from Lancaster County was released. This book was a page turner as I read about Rose and Angela with all of their rivalry against one another as well as discovering buried secrets about their deceased mother. Aunt Silvia’s strength, faith, determination and love for life added to this amazing contemporary women’s fiction set in beautiful Amish country of Lancaster County. The vivid description of the scenery, actions of characters and conversations had me right in the moment with the characters. Add in romance present, past and rekindled brought moments of tears and victories. 

I recommend this book to readers who enjoy a story that they will savor. I look forward to book two, Starting from Scratch

07/20/17 Sylvia S.


At the invitation of their Mennonite Aunt Silvia, two sisters, Angela and Rose, travel to Lancaster County. Much of the novel deals with the rivalry between the Angela and Rose. The snappy backchat between them told a lot about each of their personalities. They seemed like real people with real disagreements that could have been set to rest if they had taken the time and patience to talk them out. People are often just like that.

I had only one disappointment: the epilogue seemed tacked on to me. With only one more full length chapter, this novel could have concluded with action and dialogue. As it was, we were simply told the resolution of the sisters’ differences.

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"Fans of Kate Lloyd will adore this new women's fiction set in Amish country. Dynamic protagonists and an increasingly tense narrative set the scene for a heart-wrenching and engaging story."
Laura V. Hilton, author of The Amish Wanderer

"Two sisters, one man, and a Mennonite farm are at the heart of Kate Lloyd's new novel about family ties. When Angela and Rose, sisters who are opposite in every way, return to their mother's childhood home, they come to grips with issues long neglected...and emerge from the visit transformed. Lloyd's fine storytelling in A Letter from Lancaster County will captivate and delight fans."
Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of The Quieting

"Kate Lloyd's A Letter from Lancaster County is a wonderful read. I was wrapped up in Angela and Rose's story from the first page and couldn't read it fast enough. Kate has a way of writing that feels fresh and new. It was descriptive, meaningful, at times humorous, and always gripping. Anyone who picks up a novel by Kate Lloyd is in for a treat."
Shelley Shephard Gray, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"From the first page, I was drawn into this lovely story and felt as if I were walking with the characters through the plain and simple community in Lancaster County. This book will touch your heart."
Vannetta Chapman, author of Anna's Healing

"Kate Lloyd's newest novel offers an insightful look into the lives and loves of two very different sisters. While dealing sensitively with the very real issues of temptation, brokenness, and unforgiveness, Lloyd manages to avoid pat answers while still offering the hope of redemption. A Letter from Lancaster County is a thoroughly engaging read."
Ann Tatlock, award-winning author of Once Beyond a Time

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