Starting from Scratch, Lancaster Discoveries series, Book 2
Starting from Scratch
(Lancaster Discoveries series, Book 2)
An Old Flame Brings a Spark of New Hope
En Alt Maedel—an old maid.
At age twenty-nine, that’s what Eva Lapp considers herself. And who could argue with her? Finding a good Amish husband at her age will be next to impossible. Plus, Eva’s unwarranted bad reputation in Lancaster County precedes her. Maybe living the Englisch life would be better.
Squeezed out of her childhood home by her brother’s boisterous family, Eva finds lodging and a new job managing a small café at a local plant nursery. But the challenge of her new position isn’t enough to distract from her current predicament.
To Eva’s surprise, her first love, Jake Miller, suddenly returns to Lancaster County. Flooded with emotions and filled with questions about Jake’s past, can Eva trust what she’s feeling?
Jake and Eva face many obstacles in their quest for a fresh start in the community, but perhaps with God’s help, they can find the redemption they both desperately need.
Endorsements – What people are saying about “Starting from Scratch”
—Vannetta Chapman, author of the Plain and Simple Miracles series
“In Starting from Scratch, Kate Lloyd creates a delightful cast of characters with flaws to which we can all relate. This is a story rich with details from the Lancaster County Amish countryside. You’ll want to keep turning the pages through the twists and turns.”
—Kelly Irvin, author of the Amish of Bee County series
“Love, forgiveness, and a reminder of the devastating power of words—Starting from Scratch will tug at your heartstrings, tickle your funny bone, and leave you breathless for more.”
—Amy Lillard, author of the Wells Landing Series
“You will enjoy every minute you spend with Starting from Scratch, and you will come away at the end with new life in your heart. That’s simply the way it is with Kate Lloyd’s novels.”
—Murray Pura, My Heart Belongs in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Reviews of “Starting from Scratch”
The Mary Reader
By Far Kate’s best book to date!
“Great plot, great characters. This is a 5 star read. I HIGHLY recommend this book.”
A Page Turner!
“Pick up a copy of Starting from Scratch and read Eva’s story. She’ll draw you in and keep you guessing til the very end!”
Quiet Quilter’s Blog
An Amish Tale With a Twist!
“This is a MUST READ for all lovers of Amish fiction. To those who normally are not attracted to this genre, try it ! Kate Lloyd writes in her unique style that appeals to all. Her somewhat quirky characters leave you wondering what will happen next in their lives.”
Review: Starting From Scratch By Kate Lloyd
“Ms. Lloyd is truly talented. The inspiration that Ms. Lloyd pieces into the pages is beyond amazing and before I knew it, I was done with this novel. I can’t wait for another fantabulously done, awesometastic Amish story in this incredible series! Bring on the next!”
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
“I would recommend this book to any reader who likes the Amish genre and I think a reader would enjoy the novel even if you haven’t read the first in the series or any other books by Kate Lloyd.”
Perspectives by Nancee
“Pick up a copy for a great reading experience, particularly if you love reading about the Amish way of life.”
Highly recommend this read
“It wasn’t a “cookie-cutter” Amish, a term that I have seen regarding descriptions of some Amish books, but had a new and unique concept which was very enjoyable to me.”
It’s Story Time with Van Daniker
I don’t usually read Amish fiction, but I truly enjoyed “Starting from Scratch” by Kate Lloyd. This is book two of the Lancaster Discoveries series. This can easily be read as a stand-alone or in order. … Overall, I truly enjoyed this novel. In fact, it’s probably my favorite of the genre so far.
Ramblings from Charm City
If you want a great book to read, make sure you pick up a copy of “Starting from Scratch”. You won’t be disappointed.
What Readers Are Saying About “Starting from Scratch”
It’s hard to believe her books are fiction. The characters are SO real, they could be your next door neighbors! The story draws you in from the first sentence and doesn’t let you go until the last word! The characters and the different story lines are so easy to relate to that its hard to believe its just a book. Many read books for an escape from every day problems, some books are a distraction, Ms. Lloyd’s truly whisk a person away and puts you IN the stories! Enjoy them immensely and wish I could stay instead of having to leave when I close the book! – Cindi Lesnick
t’s a story any one can relate too for sure. Can we find love at an older age, can we follow our hearts? Will God give us the right person? From the start to the finish, this book will keep you guessing… – Barbara Beechy
Just finished Starting from Scratch by Kate Lloyd. It has so many twists and turns and has you holding your breath to see what happens next. I love all of the characters in the book Eva and Jake are great and BEATRICE is my favorite lady!!! – Connie Lynch
I really enjoyed this book by Kate Lloyd. Eva sure had an interesting life with many twists, turns & potential beaus! So many aspects were out of her control, but in the end she had to come to terms with what she could control & make her decisions. Very happy ending! I would still like to get the scoop on Beatrice’s old flame 🙂 — Robin in NC
“Such a good book. I really enjoyed it! I just couldn’t predict which way the story would end.” – Kim Roberts Hardie
“This is a great book.” – Diane Wynn Kieffer
“Loved this book such a great read!” – Sarah Taylor
“Just read it. Really good!” – Karen Hathaway
“Awesome book Kate Lloyd. Sorry it ended.” – Lisa Littlefield
“I finished your book today. It was wonderful!!! I could hardly put it down for obligations and sleeping. It is the best yet. Thank you for your fascinating story.” – Linda Ownby Vincent
“This book is definitely a 5-star read. Kate writes about characters and stories that are heartwarming. Not because they are Amish, her characters could be in any genre and still touch your heart, your emotions and be a book that ends way too soon.” – Pat G. Moore
“Attention: All Readers! STARTING FROM SCRATCH by Kate Lloyd lives up to its name from the very first page of chapter 1! A page turner, for sure and for certain!” – Judy Sheridan Smith
“Just finished this book. It’s a must read. Page turner!” – Juli Blenis
“I absolutely loved this book. I think it’s my favorite so far.” -Nancy Golden
“Great read – I highly recommend it.” Sandy Larivee
“I just finished this book! Loved it!” – Tiffany King Hall
“Loved the book Starting from Scratch. If you haven’t read it, you need too. It is a great story. Loved it and the Author is a great author. Thank you Kate Lloyd for this amazing story!” – Sarah Taylor
I thought this was Kate’s best yet! – Lori Parrish
This is a MUST READ for all lovers of Amish fiction. To those who normally are not attracted to this genre, try it ! Kate Lloyd writes in her unique style that appeals to all. Her somewhat quirky characters leave you wondering what will happen next in their lives. – Karla Hanns, 5-star Amazon review
I always told myself that I didn’t like romance novels, but Ms. Lloyd has changed that. She has an amazing writing style. Mystery, surprise, drama, and light romance. – Jessica, 5-star Amazon review
Original and fast paced, Starting From Scratch is filled with lessons in living, particularly for one lonely Amish woman. Pick up a copy for a great reading experience, particularly if you love reading about the Amish way of life. – Nancee, 5-star Amazon review
I have read all of Kate’s books but I think this is my favorite so far. This story has romance but also a mystery in it. Loved it! – D.L. Montgomery, 5-star Amazon review
Highly recommended read. You’ll fall in love with this series. Get your copy soon – Kate tells them so good.” – Melissa Mckim