Monday, February 11, 2013

Vannetta Chapman's "A Home for Lydia"

Title: A Home for Lydia
Publisher: Harvest House

Cover blurb:
A bend in the road can be daunting ... or the beginning of everything.
A Home for Lydia, the second book in a new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, centers again on the Plain community of Pebble Creek and the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways.

Aaron Troyer simply wants to farm like his father and grandfather before him. But instead he finds himself overseeing the family’s small group of guest cabins nestled along the banks of Pebble Creek. That also means he must work with the cabins’ housekeeper, Lydia Fisher.

Lydia is the most outspoken Amish woman Aaron has ever met, and she has strong opinions about how the guest cabins are to be run. She also desperately needs this job. Though sparks fly between boss and employee at first, when the cabins are robbed, nothing is more important to Aaron than making sure Lydia is safe.

Together they work to make the vacation property profitable, but can they find out the identity of the culprit before more damage is done? And is Lydia’s dream of a home of her own more than just a wish and a prayer?

1) How did this story come to you? 
I visited the Amish communities in SW Wisconsin, spoke with Amish families there and generally got a sense for the area.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published. 
This is the 2nd in the series (Book 1 was A Promise for Miriam). I wanted to write romance and was already published in the Amish genre. I submitted to HH and was thrilled when they picked me up.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I play the piano/keyboard.
I don't eat white foods.
I recently broke my left foot! (healing well though)

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I'm working on the first book in my Middlebury, Indiana series. This is a cozy mystery and will be a lot of fun.

5) Parting comments?
Thank you all for your interest in Amish fiction!

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
webpage -- 
blog -- 
facebook -- 
twitter -- @VannettaChapman                              
pinterest -- 


  1. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway


  3. Amish fiction is always refreshing & a delight to read. Not a world I will probably ever have the chance to visit, except in books. The interaction between the two worlds is always fascinating.

    I do look forward to reading A HOME FOR LYDIA.


  4. Ohhh, how I would like to win this book! Thank you for the chance.


  5. Vannetta is such a fabulous writer.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed your first book, A Simply Amish Christmas! You are such a talented writer! I'd love to read your newest romance novel, A Home For Ledia, thank you for this free book drawing! Blessings to you, Dawn

  7. sorry Vannetta, I accidently mispelled your books title..A Home For Lydia...typing on a little nook is'nt the easiest...sorry!

  8. Thanks for having me on your blog, Dawn!
    I appreciate your readers' comments, and DAWN - not a problem about the misspelling.


  9. I thought I already left a comment, but I don't see it, so I'll try again :)

    Please enter me to win a copy of A Home for Lydia


  10. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Dyin' to read about Lydia!!!

  11. I loved A Simple Amish Christmas! I know I would love this story too!

    Thanks for oppertunity to win!

  12. I would love to win, "A Home for Lydia". Have all your other books.

  13. Do you miss not eating white foods? I think I would. Have you lost weight by not eating them? Interesting. Enjoyed your blog today.
    JWIsley (at) aol (dot) com

  14. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  15. I haven't read many Amish fiction books, but this one sounds unique. Thank you for the opportunity to win A Home for Lydia.

  16. Love the Amish people for their convictions & simplicity! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your book.

  17. I love Vannetta and her books. I really need this book to go with my first book in this series. Thanks Dawn for having her for this interview. Please put my name in. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  18. i love all your books vannetta!thanks for the prayer line too!

  19. Would love to win a book.

  20. Our winner is BONNIE. Thanks everyone for commenting.