Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Love Finds You in Lancaster County Pennsylvania



Two women with nothing in common -- except the need for a friend and a fresh start. When Amish-born Lydia Ann Raber and Southern belle Caroline DeMarco discover a shared history of loss, the unlikely duo decides to open a gift shop in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Lydia Ann is surprised to find herself drawn to handsome woodworker Simon Zook. When God offers her a second chance at love and family, will she take it? Or will the secret Simon harbors cause her even more heartbreak? For Caroline, love comes in the form of journalist Michael Landis. Their love-key romance is a dream come true for Caroline, a fugitive from an infamous past. Is Michael to blame when reporters start hovering once again, or can Caroline find a way to trust him with her heart?

My Review:

There is something so hopeful about second chance love stories and Love Finds You in Lancaster County Pennsylvania is brimming with that quality. Daughety has created two winning romance stories that merge into one heartwarming read. And it's great for Amish toe-dabblers since the plot evenly balances both Amish and contemporary storylines.

Daughety surprised me a time or two when she veered away from predictable plotting, make this a quick and refreshing read. Lovely, pure romance -- though  it's not without angst. I especially liked the way Caroline and Michael's relationship developed -- from wariness, to friendship and then something deeper. It felt so honest and real. Simon and Lydia Ann's journey is much gentler -- sweeter and the contrast between the two really sharpened the story.

Once again the Love Finds You series and Summerside Press has created another winning book in this amazing line. Many thanks to Amber at for introducing me to this great series!


If you would like to win your own copy of Love Finds You in Lancaster County Pennsylvania by AnnaLisa Daugety, leave a comment below (including your email address) or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Makes sure to put the title of the book in the subject line. The winner will be announced on Sunday September 4. Open Internationally, Good luck!


  1. Kav,

    I loved your reference to "Amish toe-dabblers!" Personally, I'm an Amish foot-dabbler, and can never seem to get enough. ;) Have you read Annalisa's first Amish book--LFY in Charm, Ohio? Another great read, and I believe some of the characters in this book are present in that book.

    Would love to sign up for the giveaway!

    southernsassythings at gmail dot com

  2. This looks like an amazing book. I would love to win this. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy.


  3. This sounds great, as I figured right that it involves the Amish! Please enter me. Thank you.

    Linda at:

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  4. Awww, thanks for the mention! It was my pleasure! :) Isn't it a great, diverse series?

    Anyway, this sounds like another good addition! And when I looked on their website, I saw a great group of books releasing this fall! :)


  5. I would love to win this!

  6. Oooh! Just the title with the word Lancaster is enough to get me interested!! I would love the chance to go in the draw for this one!! Thankyou!

  7. Please enter me in the draw for this book. I was keen to read your review as this book is on my wish list to buy. Sounds like another great Amish read. I have heard great things about the Love Finds You books but never actually had the opportunity to read any the books yet.

    zabook at tpg dot com dot au

  8. Christy -- I haven't read the first book set in Charm, Ohio, but if you have you will be pleased to meet up with old friends when you read this one.

    Good luck, Rebecca!

    You too, Carmen and CamilleElise!

    Amber -- I'm so glad you kept 'harping' on the Love Finds You series because I finally listened. LOL. And yes their autumn lineup looks great.

    Esther -- Lancaster is like a magnet for me too! Good luck!

    Oh're missing out never having read a Love Finds You book! Good luck!

  9. I would love to be entered in this giveaway! I am a fan of the LFY books and have enjoyed many of them:) Thanks so much!


  10. Love to win this book...thanks so much for the giveaway...

  11. Amish books are some of my faves :)
    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

  12. Yaaayyyy another LFY fan! Good luck Charity!

    Hey Joy, I happen to think books are a blessing too!

    Good luck Faye.

  13. would love to read this novel...have visited lancaster, pa several times...

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  14. This sounds like a heartwarming book about friendship and second chances. I don't read a lot of books set in Lancaster Country, but I can well imagine it is a place that unites and nurtures its habitants.

    Cambonified (at) yahoo (dot) com

  15. Oh -- lucky you, Karen, to have visited Lancaster County. I'd love to do that someday. Good luck in the draw!

    Hey NS, you've nailed it -- it's definitely a heartwarming story. You're in the draw.

  16. If you go Kav, you need to see a Light and Sound production. They're amazing reproductions of Bible stories on a wrap around stage with real animals. I love how the Love Finds You series is introducing us to areas all over the US.

  17. And one Canadaian town in PEI! I gobbled that one up as soon as it came out. We need more Canadian cities represented. There you go, Sandra, something to do in your spare time!

  18. I would love to read this book, it sounds really great. I enjoyed reading your review and also find myself to be an Amish toe-dabbler, I love some Amish stories and I'm intrigued by reading your review! Thanks for the giveaway!

    kcmelone at yahoo dot com

  19. I just had to read the LFY in PEI:) I love how much the woman on the cover looked like Anne of Green Gables.

  20. Hey Courtney, good luck on the giveaway.

    I know, Charity. I am a HUGE Anne of Green Gables fan and I agree that cover did look like Anne Shirley all grown up

  21. Hi Kav - I was recently exposed to the Love Find You Series and hope to read additional books. Would like to add this to my list and thanks for the opportunity to obtain a copy of Annalisa's book.

  22. Sounds like a great book. i think i read another one of the "love find you in ..." series.

  23. LFY in Lancaster County PA sounds like an interesting story of love and friendships. Please add me, I've loved all the LFY books I've read. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  24. I love all the Love Finds You Series! All of the one I've read so far are great! Would love to read this one too. Count me in!