Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing
A Home for Lydia by Vannetta Chapman
Vannetta Chapman is the author of several novels, including A Promise for Miriam. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a Carol Award winner and a multi-award-winning member of Romance Writers of America. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas Hill Country.
From the book’s back cover:
Aaron Troyer simply wants to farm in Indiana like his dat and grossdaddi before him, but instead he finds himself traveling to Wisconsin to oversee an uncle’s small group of Plain cabins nestled along the banks of Pebble Creek. That also means he must work with the cabins’ lovely but stubborn housekeeper, Lydia Fisher.
Lydia is the most outspoken Amish woman Aaron has ever met, and she has strong opinions about how the guest cabins are to be run. She also desperately needs her job, and to keep it she must temper her reaction to her new employer. Though sparks fly at first, when danger unexpectedly overtakes them, nothing is more important to Aaron than making sure Lydia is safe.
Together they work to make the vacation property profitable, but can they find out who is causing trouble before more damage is done? And can Lydia guard her heart, knowing Aaron is just biding his time before he can return home to his farm? Or is her dream of a home of her own more than just a wish and a prayer?
Aaron Troyer is the most arrogant man Lydia Fisher has seen, yet he is her employer since she worked for his uncle to manage the cabins. He calls the cabins uncared for, which causes Lydia’s temper to flare. He can’t return home until he helps his widowed aunt and tries to make the tourist cabins workable and attractive. Lydia wants a home of her own and imagines it could be with Aaron. But is she just wishing? Chapman writes her characters and settings as if she knows them and draws the reader in. From the first page, Chapman captures the interest of her reader.
Till next time … keep on smiling.