Release Date: April 2018
Page Count: 352
Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Case Lot Quantity: 40
Collection/Series Name: Lancaster Discoveries
Starting from Scratch
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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"In Starting from Scratch, Kate Lloyd creates a delightful cast of characters with flaws to which we can all relate. This is a story rich with details from the Lancaster County Amish countryside. You'll want to keep turning the pages through the twists and turns to discover if Eva makes the right choices in love and faith."
—Kelly Irvin, author of the Amish of Bee County series
"From the whirlwind beginning to the delightfully unexpected ending, Starting from Scratch is an adventurous tale of life as you rarely see it."
—Naomi Miller, author of the Amish Sweet Shop Mystery series
"A page-turner sure to hold you captive from start to finish."
—Laura V. Hilton, The Christmas Admirer
"Love, forgiveness, and a reminder of the devastating power of words—Starting from Scratch will tug at your heartstrings, tickle your funny bone, and leave you breathless for more."
—Amy Lillard, author of the Wells Landing Series
—Vannetta Chapman, author of the Plain and Simple Miracles series
"You will enjoy every minute you spend with Starting from Scratch, and you will come away at the end with new life in your heart. That's simply the way it is with Kate Lloyd's novels. They're hours and days of reading wonder."
—Murray Pura, author of An Amish Family Christmas