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, April 10, 2023

Reinventing Ruthie by Kate Lloyd

Reinventing Ruthie

When Ruth Ann Templeton’s husband, Drew, leaves her for another woman, Ruthie is devastated. She seeks solace at their beach cabin in Puget Sound where she meets Victor, a neurologist who has marital problems of his own. Their relationship blossoms just as Ruthie’s husband moves home asking for forgiveness. But can Ruthie trust and forgive him or any man?


Ruth Ann Templeton believes that she's always done her best to care for her family but she's now struggling with a husband who's left their home, a very rebellious teenage daughter who could care less about her mother's feelings, and aging parents who also need her attention. She feels stressed, lost, and adrift. Is there anyone willing to guide Ruthie to solid ground?

Fans of Amish fiction are already familiar with Kate Lloyd's writing talents but this new book showcases her fantastic ability for creating realistic and powerful contemporary women's fiction. Ruthie and the other characters aren't perfect and this story isn't always happy but Lloyd peppers it with hope, faith, and grace. This is a poignant depiction of the struggles experienced by women of the "sandwich generation". Kate Lloyd never disappoints me, and I highly recommend Reinventing Ruthie!

I received a copy from the publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

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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