Saturday, May 14, 2016

Lorie's Heart


GIVEAWAY


LILLARD, AMY
LORIE'S HEART

Welcome back to Wells Landing, Oklahoma, the tranquil Amish community where still waters run deep and a brave young woman sets out to discover her faith, her family, and herself…
 
Lorie Kauffman is grief-stricken when her father passes away unexpectedly. But her heartache quickly turns to bewilderment when she discovers he’d been leading two lives—one of simplicity and hard work in Wells Landing, and one fraught with painful ordeals in Tulsa. As she starts digging into her family’s past, Lorie finds herself torn between the Amish world and the Englisch world—and she’s no longer certain where she belongs…

Lorie knows that if she leaves Wells Landing, she may never be able to return. But what if her destiny lies in the outside world—the world her father knew so well? Change is never easy, but with a bit of courage and the help of a handsome and kind-hearted Englischer, she just may find the peace, acceptance, and love she’s been longing for…


My Review:

 After the death of her father, Lorie is thrown into a tumultuous journey of self-discovery and that makes for a truly gripping read. Lillard expertly weaves the two worlds -- Englisch and Amish -- into a riveting story that kept me on tenterhooks right to the very end.

Lorie is at odds with her new reality when she discovers her father's past. The author reveals it in sparing details -- breadcrumbs for the reader to gather and absorb right along with her. I was left reeling at times. There's incredible growth in this heroine as she learns to find her own path -- meshing tradition with her new found knowledge. A complicated romance brings more angst to the story making the joy of sweet resolution all the more satisfying.

Please note: While this is a clean read, it isn't in Christian fiction genre so there isn't much of a faith thread.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Lorie's Heart please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 15 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

17 comments:

  1. Wow! From your review, I am intrigued by this one, Kav. Thank you for what you do.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Really interesting storyline, Melanie. Good luck.

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  2. Kav, so enjoyed the reading of your review, wanting to "turn the page." Please add me to the drawing for this story. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. You're entered, Kathleen. Good luck.

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  3. Would love to win this one :) Thanks!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  4. Love reading her books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  5. Goodness, another author I haven't read yet that I want to. As much as I read I keep finding authors I haven't read yet. Not sure how it's possible, lol.
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. I know -- such a conundrum but we do our best to keep up, right? Good luck, Deanne.

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  6. I'm right now reading the first book in this series, Caroline's Secret. Would love to win and read this book, too! Sounds really gut, they are sound wunderbar!
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. LOL Wunderbar indeed. Good luck, Karen.

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  7. This is another new author for me. Thanks so much for another great review.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Good luck.

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  8. I really enjoy books about the Amish community because I often travel to Middlefield, Ohio where there is a very large Amish community. Thank you Kav.
    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  9. WOW, Kav. What a fascinating concept. Especially since I left a conservative group not quite a year ago. I'd love to read Lories journey. Thank you for the great review and chance to win!
    mitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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