About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Monday, July 18, 2022

A Lancaster Family Secret by Kate Lloyd

A Lancaster Family Secret

Thanks to a DNA test, Annette Dupont's world is flipped upside-down when she discovers her life is built upon lies. Not that she doesn't harbor her own secrets that haunt her. Determined to find her birth mother in Lancaster County, PA, she uncovers her Amish family's secrets as a torrential storm barrels in.

During the ordeal and adventure, the Amish family's quilt store and farm are destroyed. Annette meets an attractive Mennonite, Matt Miller, who helps her. Annette has sworn off men but finds she cannot resist him, even when she discovers another woman is pursuing him.

Annette saves a young Amish man's life. He and an Amish woman elope, but Annette encourages them to return to the fold. Soon, a double wedding is planned-this young couple and Annette's Amish birthparents. In the end, will Annette find healing, family, and love?


DNA tests have become the rage in the past few years but what if your results showed that you weren't who you thought you were? Would you feel completely betrayed to learn that the people you'd called Mom and Dad weren't your parents after all? This is Annette Dupont's predicament in A Lancaster Family Secret, and this new book certainly lives up to its name. It is filled with secrets, surprises, and misunderstandings, and I couldn't wait to see how Annette's story would end!

Author Kate Lloyd has written her best story yet, and she completely captures all of Annette's emotions as she searches for answers. I was completely invested in Annette's journey from feeling disbelief and rejection to finding acceptance and forgiveness. Intriguing characters, an Amish setting, and Lloyd's unique writing style make this a wonderful read. I recommend A Lancaster Family Secret to all who enjoy family drama and clean romance.

I received a copy of this book from Union Bay Publishing. There was no obligation for a positive review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


Bestselling author Kate Lloyd is a passionate observer of human relationships. A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, PA, the inspiration for her novels Leaving Lancaster, Pennsylvania Patchwork, and Forever Amish, the third book in the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy, and also A Letter from Lancaster County and Starting from Scratch. Her Kindle novella An Unexpected Christmas Gift is available for preorder. Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate's first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate studied art, art history, and Italian in college. She's worked a variety of jobs, including restaurateur and car salesman. Kate enjoys travel and walking with her camera in hand.

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