The sequel to Leaving Lancaster starts where the first book ended, with the likable characters leaning on their beliefs to guide them. Lloyd’s research on the ways of the Amish of Lancaster County shines in this outing.
Holly Fisher and her mother return to Lancaster County after living in Seattle as Englishers. Holly is welcomed into the fold of her Amish relatives and is seriously thinking about joining the church, knowing she would have to give up all English luxuries and realizing she would not miss them that much. She meets Zach, a Mennonite, who is the local vet and they plan to wed. But Zach has a dark past, and Holly begins to question her feelings for him. (DAVID C. COOK, Jun., 384 pp., $14.99)