Monday, May 14, 2018

A Home for Hannah

GIVEAWAY
LILLARD, AMY
A HOME FOR HANNAH

In Pontotoc, Mississippi, the Amish was means a chance to rebuild, renew and rekindle a love from long ago...

Fifteen years. That's how long it's been since Hannah McLean set foot in the Amish community where she was raised. Through it all her heart has never forgotten Pontotoc - or Aaron Zook, her first love. Now widowed, and left with little more than her hurting teenager and her prayers, she returns home, even knowing she and her son may be turned away.

When Aaron learns Hannah has returned, he nearly falls to his knees. He's a strong man, but lately the care o f his three motherless children and family land have been more than he can handle. Now providence has delivered the first woman he loved, and with her, the rush of feelings they once shared. But will his simple, removed way of life leave Hannah longing for something more, or can they begin anew, finding a new way forward together?

My Review:

Ah, the perils of second chance romance! Be prepared to have your tummy tied up in knots as you navigate your way through the complicated twists and turns of Hannah's messy life. She's dealt with a lot since she left her Amish community in Pontotoc, Mississippi (love the unusual setting!) Now she's headed home after a fifteen year absence -- virtually penniless and with a sullen teen in tow. Talk about abounding angst!

The conservative Old Order Amish community Hannah wanted to escape as a teen has now become her haven - a place where she can regroup and figure out what's next in her life. And maybe breech the ever widening gap between her son and herself. What she hadn't counted on was her first love, Aaron Zook, being a widower or her family throwing the two together in hopes of urging Hannah back to the fold.

There's such sweet agony as feelings reawaken even though it seems hopeless. There's no way to bridge their Amish and Englisch worlds and meet all their family obligations. I was on tenterhooks trying to figure out how Lillard was going to make this romance work. It isn't a perfect ending...but it's a good one.

A Home for Hannah is the first book in the Amish of Pontotoc, Mississippi series. I already love this community and am excited to see what happens next and luckily I won't have long to wait - A Love for Leah releases this July! 

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of A Home for Hannah, leave a comment below or emailme at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday May 13 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

26 comments:

  1. Reunion love stories are among my favorite and then you add Amish to it, ramps up my reader radar :-) I haven't read anything by Amy yet though I've read very positive reviews!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I love 'em too and I really enjoy Amy's Amish fiction...lots of emotion which I love. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. Prayers for Kav today from Psalm 121:2,3,7,8

    Kav's help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.
    He will not let Kav's foot slip-
    He who watches over Kav will not slumber.
    The Lord will keep Kav from all harm-
    He will watch over Kav's life.
    The Lord will watch over Kav's coming and going
    both now and forevermore.
    Amen :)

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    1. Oh, that's so cool...especially about the foot not slipping! And blessings are already forthcoming as I'm getting a ride to boot camp instead of the grueling one hour rush hour bus commute. Woot! Thank you, Tracey!

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  3. Wow - a new Amish series! Couldn't be happier to see this! I loved the review.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I know -- we can't have too many Amish stories and getting in at the beginning of a new series is awesomesauce. Good luck, rubynreba!

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  4. Love Tracey's posting. We are all pulling for you during this treatment transition. I actually had heard of Pontotoc, MS, as my G's-Grandmother was born there, but am wondering about the depth/breadth of the Amish community. Would be interesting to research something current as opposed to the 1800's (I do a lot of genealogy). I don't think I have read anything by Amy. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, CC. Wow I didn't know Pontotoc was an actual town. How neat that you have ancestry there. I've been watching Finding Your Roots DVDs from the library and find the stories and the mysteries so fascinating. Good luck, CC.

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  5. Amen to Tracey's post! We are definitely pulling for you, Kav!!

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  6. I love the start of a new series and Amy's book sounds like a wonderful Amish story I would love reading. Wishing you all the best Kav!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Maryann. I love getting in on the first book in a series too. Good luck!

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  7. First, I wanted to let you know I am praying for you and to let you know it is ok if you can’t keep up with everything. You are more important. Thank you for the chance as this sounds great.
    leliamae54(At)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much, Lucy. Everyone is being so supportive. :-) Good luck!

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  8. Amen to Tracy's post. cheetahthecat1986@gmail.com

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  9. This is a new author to me and her book sounds delightful. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway. Blessings on you, Kav, during this time.
    gobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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    1. Thanks, VanG. I predict you will enjoy Amy Lillard's Amish fiction and here's a great place to start since we're at the beginning of a new series. Good luck!

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  10. Looks like a good Amish book. 😃
    Thank you for sharing this with us. 💟
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  11. I haven't read Amish books by her. Thank you. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet. FYI: in the giveaway instructions it says this book will be given away May 13.

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    1. I think I've missed some here and there but I really do love the way she creates a community and I have a love/hate relationship with the angst she puts her characters through.Bwahahahaha! Good luck, Tammie.

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  12. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book, Amy writes great books.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Wendy. Good luck!

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  13. "her haven - a place where she can regroup" ~ love this description; will they reappear in the next book in the series along the main characters, hmmm! Please add me to the drawing for this first story. Should I win, I will then pass it on to my daughter in another nearby state to read. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. I'm pretty sure there will be some reappearing 'cause the next book is about her sister, Leah. :) Good luck book sharing mama Kathleen.

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