Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Another Winner From Vannetta Chapman!!

"A Home for Lydia"
    By Vannetta Chapman

I was very honored and excited to be included on Vannetta's Street Team to help launch her new books. What a privilege to be chosen to publicize her books-  the earlier ones, which I already had read and loved, as well as the new ones yet to come!! 

Vannetta's newest book, is a continuation of the Pebble Creek Series,  following "A Promise for Miriam". Next in the series will  be "A Wedding for Julia".

Aaron Troyer is a farmer, like his dad  and gossdaddi before him and wishes to farm in Indiana , his own stomping ground!  However, God has other plans. He finds himself travelling to Wisconsin to oversee his deceased uncle's small group of Plain cabins located along Pebble Creek. The challenge that he did not foresee, was working with the somewhat stubborn, willful , yet attractive housekeeper, Lydia. 

Aaron has never had to contend with such an outspoken Amish female, in his entire life.  Lydia has strong opinions about EVERYTHING, including how the cabins are to run,  and lets them be known. Oh, do sparks fly and lightening flashes as the two young people clash on thoughts and new ideas to improve the cabins.  However, when danger strikes, NOTHING was more important to Aaron than making sure Lydia was safe.

Aaron and Lydia , come together to work on the vacation property, to make it profitable. Can they  find out who is causing the troubles and meet the challenges?? Will they be successful??  Lydia's heart has been softened with Aaron's care and concern. Is there a future for them together? Will the home that she has dreamed of, become a reality?

You MUST read this book to discover the answers!!

My Thoughts
Vannetta has a very special talent of describing her characters in a realistic way- in fact, within pages of beginning to read this book, I felt as though Lydia was a member of the family or at least a very good friend. The ability to make us become part of the story is evident throughout , being able to feel the challenges, stresses, worries, and joys that each character experiences. 

The element of mystery kept me glued to the page. The plot had twists and turns that were totally unexpected. In fact, within a day of receiving the  book, I was finished. Just couldn't put this book down!!  The intertwining plans were extremely well connected. With the mystery, a romance ran side by side.

The Amish faith and lifestyle has been well researched. The basis of the Amish community is  trust and faith and it comes through strongly .  Although many serious problems take place, they are dealt with in a typical way of the Plain People. With prayer and humility.  The reality is there!! 

Definitely a five star book!! Not to be missed!!

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest and fair review.

About the Author:

Vannetta Chapman writes fiction full of GRACE. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a bestseller. Vannetta  lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband.
For more information, visit her at
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                                         blog -- http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com
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  1. Great review! I loved this book :)

  2. Thank you for the lovely review, Karla. And I'm so happy to have a chance to give away a book to one of your readers! Blessings~

  3. Sounds like an excellent book! Id love to win this......what a perfect Valentines Day gift that would be!
    Lynn B

  4. I love Vanetta' s books. She has such a wonderful talent.
    Would love to win her book.

  5. I really want to read this one. I would love to be entered in the giveaway.

    Katie J.

  6. I'm not surprised this is a winner. Vannetta is a fabulous writer.

    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  7. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE AT THIS CONTEST.debbiemosley44@hotmail.com

  8. Wonderful review. I have several of Vannetta's books and am thrilled fot the opportunity to add another one to my collection. Thank you.

  9. I would love to win a copy of this book. Angela from Ky

  10. Vannetta's books are great. Really enjoy them! I would be honored to receive A Home for Lydia. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest.
    Mary E

  11. Great review Karla! I'm not entering...just wanted you to know I liked your review. I also loved this book!

  12. Loved your review and presentation, Karla, well done!! I'm reviewing this one right now and your comments have me more eager to see Lydia's story :) So happy to be on this street team with you, hugs and blessings! *not an entry*

  13. I'd love to read this book by Vannetta. Thanks for the opportunity to win an autographed copy. I love my books that are signed by the authors. They are so special to me.


  14. I LOVE reading Vanetta's books! She draws the reader right into her stories. I Can't wait to read this...would love to win it!

    Thanks for the chance to win.


  15. Good Review! This is my first time to your blog and this is a great book to start. Love Vannetta's books. Would love to win this one.

    Cathy Weber

  16. I am looking forward to reading Lydia's story. Vannetta is a fantastic writer!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  17. This is probably over Karla, but it doesn't show when it ends, so gonna take a chance and pop my name in to win. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com