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Leaving Lancaster: A Novel de Kate Lloyd
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Leaving Lancaster: A Novel (edição: 2012)

de Kate Lloyd

Séries: Legacy of Lancaster (1)

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"More than anything else, thirty-something Holly Fisher longs for family. Growing up in Seattle without a dad or grandparents, she wonders what it would be like to have a heritage, a place of belonging. Holly is furious when her mother, Esther, reveals a long-kept secret: Holly's grandmother and uncles are still alive and begging Esther to return. And Holly is shocked when she learns that the family she's never known lives on a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, farm--as part of an Amish community her mother once abandoned. Guilt-ridden Esther, terrified to see her mother and siblings, begs Holly to accompany her on a visit to Esther's mother before she dies. But can their journey to a conflicting world heal their emotional wounds and finally bring them home?"--P. [4] of cover.… (mais)
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Título:Leaving Lancaster: A Novel
Autores:Kate Lloyd
Informação:David C. Cook (2012), Edition: 1, Paperback, 368 pages
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Leaving Lancaster: A Novel (Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy) de Kate Lloyd

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Esther and Holly live in Seattle with Esther running a shop sellng Amish goods. She gets a letter from her mother pleading with her to come home. The problem is that Esther left her Amish home with her Samuel many years ago. What kind of welcome will she get?

I enjoy reading about the Amish lifestyle which is focused on simplicity and following God.

This book however just doesn't flow well mainly because it switches from first to third person.

Worse though is the characterisation of both Esther and Holly. They come across as petulant teenagers not the ages they actually are. The way they behave is just silly and hard to believe at times.

An example is when Holly who has never had any Amish input decides to wear a simple Amish dress.

Reading about these people and their lifestyle is better done in many other books and sadly I won't be bothering to read the rest of this series. ( )
  Northern_Light | Mar 4, 2017 |
Leaving Lancaster is the first book in the series, and despite the name, the book has very little to do with the title. The book alternates between first person & third person - something I hate in a book - and makes it hard to get into any of the characters. In the beginning, I thought the book was taking place in the 60's and I was thrown for a loop when I realized it was actually taking place in current times - I also thought one of the main characters, Esther, was a teenager, and was really thrown for a loop when I realized she had a 30-something daughter. Most of the characters continue in that vein - they act so extremely immature, it's hard to like any of them.

The book begins with Ester receiving a letter from her mother, and even though she's ignored her mother's repeated pleadings to come home in the past, this time she decides to go home, admit the truth to her daughter, and drag Holly along. And so begins a novel of whining, lies, more lies, and more whining. Ester's obsession about the past, and blaming herself for things that were out of her control and not her fault, really drove me crazy. I get obsessing - being rather an obsesser myself - but at some point you have to say to yourself to suck it up and move on, and that doesn't happen in the course of this book.

And of course in the end, there's a happily ever after, though little is actually resolved. Yet, despite all of that, I did really enjoy the book and was glad to have the next book in the series at hand, ready to read.



I picked up this book to read for free on amazon, and read it as part of the Pennsylvania Patchwork book tour. ( )
  anastaciaknits | Oct 29, 2016 |
Amish Fiction With A New Twist!

This is my first novel by author Kate Lloyd and I absolutely loved it. Amish fiction with a storyline that I haven’t read before. It is very rare that a book will grab me from the first page. Leaving Lancaster is a book that did just that.

Holly Fisher might seem a little spoiled at times but I tried putting myself in her shoes and I probably would have reacted with a lot more anger and hurt than what she did. Why were these secrets kept from her all these years? Didn’t she have a right to know?

Esther Fisher, Holly’s mother, is full of secrets and hurts from her past. Can her daughter Holly ever forgive her? Can she forgive herself? Better yet, can her family forgive her?

A lot of healing needs to take place in Esther Fisher’s life. Seeking forgiveness and asking for forgiveness is needed too. Trust has been taken away and needs to be restored. Will that happen?

I hated when this book came to an end but delighted that I have the second and third books in this series to read. Pennsylvania Patchwork and Forever Amish are those books. I can’t wait to see where Esther and Holly’s decisions take them. If both of these books are as good as Leaving Lancaster, I am in for a real treat!

This is an author you don’t want to miss. I highly recommend Leaving Lancaster. ( )
  passionforbooks | Aug 15, 2014 |
I was very happy with this book until the ending, I feel like we got no closure. Maybe another book is coming. There were also some things that didn't set well with me.

Holly, down on her luck, is living at home with her mom. Her mom runs an Amish Shoppe complete with a buggy outside.
Holly arrives home (after losing her job) to find out that her grandmother, that her mother told her was dead all her life, is alive and ill.
Holly is devestrated and happy all at the same time to realize that she has an extended family. Her and her mom travel to Lancaster - this is their story and what happens while they are there.

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  jnut1 | Mar 4, 2014 |
This is the story of a splintered Amish family that hopes to reconcile their past. Three generations have lies and deceit between them. They hve many emotional wounds to heal.
  SABC | Apr 20, 2013 |
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"More than anything else, thirty-something Holly Fisher longs for family. Growing up in Seattle without a dad or grandparents, she wonders what it would be like to have a heritage, a place of belonging. Holly is furious when her mother, Esther, reveals a long-kept secret: Holly's grandmother and uncles are still alive and begging Esther to return. And Holly is shocked when she learns that the family she's never known lives on a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, farm--as part of an Amish community her mother once abandoned. Guilt-ridden Esther, terrified to see her mother and siblings, begs Holly to accompany her on a visit to Esther's mother before she dies. But can their journey to a conflicting world heal their emotional wounds and finally bring them home?"--P. [4] of cover.

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