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Kate Lloyd Books In Order

Publication Order of Legacy of Lancaster Books

Leaving Lancaster (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pennsylvania Patchwork (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forever Amish (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lancaster Discovery Books

A Letter from Lancaster County (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starting from Scratch (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Portrait of Marguerite (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Kate Lloyd is a bestselling American writer of literature & fiction, romance, and inspirational novels. She is particularly well known for writing the Lancaster Discoveries series and the Legacy of Lancaster series. Also, she has written several popular standalone books. Lloyd is a Baltimore native and is the proud mother of 2 sons. She has a passion for observing human relationships. Currently, she resides in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and spends most of her time in the company of close friends and family members. Lloyd claims that the Lancaster County was the inspiration behind her debut trilogy series. Her stories are mainly based on the Amish community’s lifestyle and depict Christian fiction tales. In addition to being a noteworthy author, Lloyd is also a Mennonite Historical Society member, which is based in Lancaster County. She is happily married and cherishes the loving company of her husband and sons in her spare time.

Before beginning her career in the field of writing, Lloyd studied photography, Italian language, and painting. She has also tried her hand at various other jobs, including working as a restauranteur and a car salesman. While working for the latter, Lloyd dealt mainly in used cars. Lloyd’s favorite book is Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. She considers herself a dog person and owned several breeds of dogs at one time. However, it is cats that get attracted to her the most. Lloyd likes to eat gluten-free food and enjoys morning coffee very much. When she was young, she used to go on fishing trips with her father on Stillaguamish River. She loved to smoke pipe tobacco with him on these trips. Lloyd still has fond memories of her father and misses the stress-free and joyful old days. Nowadays, Lloyd likes to walk along with her camera, play with her grandkids, and beachcomb for fun and relaxations.

Author Lloyd has always enjoyed writing. When her kids were young, she used to make up stories, songs, and poems for them. Her mind was always full of interesting ideas at that time. However, she never tried to write a full-length novel until she journaling her ideas and filing pages containing random thoughts. She had made it a morning habit and felt overjoyed when all those thoughts and ideas took the form of her first book. Lloyd feels that when she writes for long hours, more interesting ideas linger in her mind. But, much of what she writes doesn’t find their place in her novels. Lloyd likes to interact with the readers on her website and various other literary platforms to take note of their likes and tastes and develop her future novels accordingly.

The Lancaster Discoveries series written by author Kate Lloyd is comprised of two books released between 2017 and 2018. Both the books feature Christian fiction, Amish fiction, romance, contemporary, and family-based stories. Some of the primary characters mentioned by Lloyd in the books of this series include Angela, Rose, Aunt Silvia, Eva Lapp, Jake Miller, and several others. Lloyd has set both the novels in Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County. The debut book of this family drama series is entitled ‘A Letter from Lancaster County’. It was released in 2017 by Harvest House publication. This book opens by showing that Rose and Angela are sisters. They go on to get a second chance at love and life. Angela is haunted by the untimely death of her mother, her failing marriage, her strained relationship with Rose, and her constant regret over what all she could have achieved in life. In spite of being a loyal wife and a caring mother, she thinks that she has nothing much to express for her life.

On the other hand, Rose is described as a single woman, who longs for a loving husband and kids. But, she sees that Angela has all of that and is still not happy. Rose wishes to improve her relationship with her sister, but they are different in many ways and none of them is willing to give up their strong nature. They wonder if they will ever be able to overcome their sibling rivalry. Later, they receive a letter from their Aunt Silvia in Lancaster County, who asks them to come for a short vacation in her Amish country. Both the sisters look forward to this vacation as an opportunity to revolve their issues. But, when they arrive at their aunt’s residence, they end up discovering surprising secrets about their family. And instead of finding ways to connect with each other, Rose and Angela discover more reasons to part ways. This affects Rose badly as she faces a threat to her relationship with her new lover. As the vacation is about to get over, the sisters pray to God to provide them the strength to face the problems in their respective lives and restore their faith in hope and healing.

The second volume of the series is called ‘Start from Scratch’. It was also published by the Harvest House publication in 2018. This novel tells the story of an old maid named Eva Lapp. Eva is introduced as a 20-year old Amish lady, who feels that it is highly impossible for her to find a loyal husband at this age. Additionally, she is preceded by her bad reputation in her hometown. The only hope she sees is in living an English life. After the boisterous family of her brother squeezed Eva Lapp out of her childhood home, she took shelter at a plant nursery and found a job as a maid in a small cafe. The challenges she faces in her new position don’t seem to be enough to shift her focus from her embarrassing situation. To her surprise, Eva’s first love named Jake Miller comes back to Lancaster County.

After seeing him after a long time makes Eva Lapp full of emotions and feelings. She has so many questions to ask Jake about his past, but wonders if she must trust her new feelings for her old lover. As the two indulge in exploring their love, they face a lot of obstacles. Their decision of giving a second chance to their love faces backlash from the community. In the end, they put all their hope in God and pray to get the desperately needed redemption as soon as possible. This is a great book to read and is filled with great characters and a great plot. It received numerous positive reviews from the reviewers and went on to become highly successful worldwide.

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