A HOME FOR LYDIA
Chapman skillfully shows the trials and hardship that befall the Amish in her second Pebble Creek story. The difference lies in how the community comes together to help each other. Chapman addresses issues not commonly touched upon in Amish novels, such as drugs and robbery. The various viewpoints drive the story and keep the reader engaged.
Few people enjoy change, but that is exactly what Lydia Fisher and Aaron Troyer are facing. Aaron wants to farm, yet he must run the cabins his uncle owned. He wants to repair them and get the business back on its feet and return home. In order to keep her job, Lydia must help with, and accept, the changes. She needs the job, as she feels a responsibility to her family. Lydia and Aaron both want the business to be successful, but will they be able to work together to accomplish that task? (HARVEST HOUSE, Mar., 304 pp., $13.99)