Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review&Giveaway:A Home for Lydia by:Vannetta Chapman

About the Book:
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?

About the Author:
Vannetta Chapman has published more than 100 articles in Christian family magazines. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas Hill country. Her first two inspirational novels—A Simple Amish Christmas and Falling to Pieces—were Christian Book Distributors bestsellers.

My Review:
 Vannetta Chapman does a really good job as an author. She is able to pull you in immediately and cause you to fall in love with the characters from her books. What was so strange to me in the latest novel A Home for Lydia I found myself more interested in what was going on with Miriam than with Lydia which is the title character. Miriam is gave some news that wasn't really what she was expecting about her mother.She reminded me a lot of myself. That is the good thing about Vannetta's books though she makes you feel like she is writing about you.

 This story begins with Lydia getting the cabins ready for the Englisch tourists. Following that, Aaron Troyer arrives several weeks later to see to the cabins left to him following his uncle's death. As Aaron gets off the bus to find the cabins he runs into Gabe Miller and his family and decides to hitch a ride with them. Not long after that actually a few minutes later he meets our main character, Lydia. I don't think that he was very impressed and decides he may need to stay longer than he first anticipated.

 Now while the story seems to be heating up between Lydia and Aaron I'm still wondering how Miriam is doing. This is the second book in the Pebble Creek Amish Series. The third book in the series is set to release this summer. So fans of Ms.Vannetta won't have to wait long to catch up on all of their favorite characters. There are also discussion questions in the back of the book and the first chapter to book three in the series. Vannetta decided to give one of my readers a copy of her book A Home for Lydia so you can read it for yourself and fall in love with the town of Pebble Creek. Just enter below... And Good Luck!

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**Disclosure** This book was provided to me for free from the author for my honest review.


  1. Nice blog and review of Lydia! I love Vannetta's books and like you, I was as interested in what Miriam was doing in Lydia ever bit as much as I was with Lydia and Aaron. I can't wait until her next book comes out!

  2. Beautiful blog, Jalynn! Excellent job on the review, really enjoyed your comments :)
    Blessings, Kara
    *not an entry*

  3. I like your Blog! Good review...I too love Vannetta's books and I've met her in person. She is such a nice person. She isn't fake and truly loves her fans.

    I'm not entering as I already have this great book and loved every page of it.

    Judy B

  4. Thank you so much for your review! And I could relate to Miriam as well. I loved that part of the story. Ok. I loved all of it. :)

  5. I've never ready her books. Thanks for the great review!

  6. My name is Lydia!! Win win for me :)