Friends of The Covered Bet – a Wonderful Gut Writer

amishbuggySlow down! A horse and buggy in front of you! Look at the manicured cornfields and pastures. See the straw hats and white caps. Let’s stop for raspberry shoo-fly- pie and coffee! Where are we?

If you said “Amish country” give yourself a high five! Whether or not you’ve been there, this week’s spotlighted author can show you Amish culture, food and romance. (And you’ll know that “gut” is pronounced “goot!”)

I was in my fourth rewrite of The Covered Bet when she came on board to our critique group. She has an eye and memory for detail. “Umm, I might be wrong but did you say he had red hair and now it’s brown?” Invaluable!

She’s an artist in every way – painting, photography, singing and of course writing. Please welcome my friend:

Kate Lloyd


Each book in Kate Lloyd’s Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy is brim full of Amish culture and tangled webs. A native of Baltimore, Kate has spent much time in Lancaster County, PA doing exhaustive research for her books so everything is: “meet, right and salutary.”

MargueriteShe and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate’s first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. She’s worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.

Her stories gave me an appreciation for many aspects of the Amish life. They are romantic, fun and always have a message. You’ll be very happy you read them:


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The Bible tells us to think on things that are good and right and lovely—to dwell on the good things in others and things about which to be glad. I thank God for Kate Lloyd who gives us those things in her novels. This week let’s put everything else out of our heads and mouths. And the God of peace will be with us.

16 thoughts on “Friends of The Covered Bet – a Wonderful Gut Writer

    • Hi, Sharma, I hope you do make it to the wonderful food and simple lifestyle just once. Otherwise, Kate LLoyd’s books will fill in :) and I hope you enjoy my light suspense books. Thanks for commenting.–roberta

  1. I have never been to Amish country . We had plans this summer to go to Lancaster but my husband had to have surgery so we had to cancel . I love Kate’s books and woukd love to win one . I have never had Shoo Fly Pie either . I know it must be good . Thank you .

    • Elizabeth, I hope your hubby is better now. We also had the same problem this summer! Hope you make it next summer. Am thinking of putting a recipe for Shoofly pie on my blog. Might be fun. Thank you for commenting. :)

  2. I’ve never been to Amish country but would love to visit someday. Maybe when I retire in a few years…

  3. I have been near Amish colonies but have never visited. There is one in Iowa I pass often, I really want to stop next time we go by.. :)

    • DK Stevens, if you do find the time, stopping to look around will be memorable. The next best thing is reading one of Kate Lloyd’s books. :)

  4. I have heard of Kate but never have read one of her books. I will certainly look for them next time I am at the book store.

    • Linda, with all your travels you must have encountered Amish country. You won’t be disappointed in one of Kate’s books. She’s a superlative writer! :)

  5. I have been to Lancaster, Pennsylvania .I Loved seeing the buggies and how the Amish live and dress. . We also had dinner in their dining place and had Shoo Fly Pie too. Loved how we all sat at one huge table and it was just like a big family dinner. The food was delicious! I have read a lot of novels about the Amish, but not sure if I am familiar with Kate Lloyd. I will have to read hers.

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