Lydia's Hope (The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley Series #1)

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Three Amish sisters, separated when very young, know nothing about one another—until a long-held secret is revealed.
 
With no memory of her birth parents, or the tragic accident that took their lives, Lydia Beachy has always been grateful for the aunt and uncle who took her in and raised her as their own. Now a married woman with two sons, Lydia finds her life turned upside down when she discovers that she has two younger sisters: ...

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Overview

Three Amish sisters, separated when very young, know nothing about one another—until a long-held secret is revealed.
 
With no memory of her birth parents, or the tragic accident that took their lives, Lydia Beachy has always been grateful for the aunt and uncle who took her in and raised her as their own. Now a married woman with two sons, Lydia finds her life turned upside down when she discovers that she has two younger sisters: Susanna, who was adopted by an Amish family in another community, and Chloe, who was raised by their grandmother among the Englisch.
 
Angry and confused, Lydia first seeks out Susanna but stops short of telling her the truth. To track down Chloe, she enlists the help of a neighbor who has spent some years in the Englisch world. Meanwhile, Lydia’s husband, Adam, is keeping a secret of his own. Lydia yearns to be united with the sisters she has never known, but will revealing herself to them tear their lives apart…or enrich them beyond all imagining?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Lydia Beachy, a young Amish wife and mother at the center of Perry’s first Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley romance, lives a happy life of industry and spirituality with her husband, Adam, and their two sons. The tranquility is shattered when Adam loses his job and a secret from Lydia’s past threatens the harmony between husband and wife. With the love and support of their families, the pair navigate the complexities of growing together in love and faith. This beautifully written story is rich with cultural detail. Perry (Hide in Plain Sight) carefully balances the traditional life of the Amish with the contemporary world in an accessible, intriguing fashion, both highlighting differences and drawing parallels. Explanations of unfamiliar concepts are woven into the tapestry of the tale, allowing the whole to flow seamlessly. Strong characters are lovingly brought to life, illuminated with simplistic elegance. (June)
Library Journal
Lydia Beachy was raised by her aunt and uncle after her parents were killed in an accident when Lydia was only an infant. When she learns that she has two sisters, one raised Amish and one raised English, Lydia sets out to find them. Meanwhile, her husband, Adam, has lost his job and the couple must draw on their faith to help them make the right choices. VERDICT As always, Perry shares the Amish culture in a manner that draws the reader in, with rich descriptions and even pacing, creating characters that readers want to see succeed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425253564
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Series: Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley Series , #1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 153,029
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and her own Pennsylvania Dutch roots led Marta Perry to write about the Plain People who add to the rich heritage of her home state. She is the author of more than fifty inspirational romance novels and lives with her husband in a century-old farmhouse.

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  • Posted July 16, 2013

    Lydia¿s Hope by Martha Perry is an Amish Inspirational fiction t

    Lydia’s Hope by Martha Perry is an Amish Inspirational fiction that will catch and keep your attention. This book was very hard to put down. Lydia Beachy was raised by her Aunt Anna and Uncle Joseph after her parents were killed. She has no recollection of her life before she comes home from the hospital after the accident. She marries and is raising her own family when her Great Aunt Sarah accidentally mentions her two siblings she knows nothing about. Her world is turned up side down, she is hurt and angry her parents and the whole Amish community has kept this a secret. To make matters worse her search for her sisters leads to a strained relationship with her husband Adam who also has a secret. Can they overcome and find their way back together? Her search leads her to her sister Susanna, who was adopted by another Amish family and lives close by. But she is unable to reveal to her they are sisters. She enlists the help of her neighbor Seth who has lived among both the Englisch and the Amish to find Chloe. Her search for Chloe who was raised by her Englisch grandmother leads her to a foreign world full of prejudice. Seth finds her in Philadelphia. Can Chloe disregard everything she has been taught about the Amish to have a relationship with Lydia? I have been a fan of the author Martha Perry’s Love Inspired book for awhile but this is my first Amish book I have read by her. It was well written and a great book, definitely 5 stars. I can not wait to read another.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2014

    Don't Miss This One

    I read all 7 books of Marta Perry's Pleasent Valley Series and was excited to see Marta had continued the series with Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley.

    Lydia's discovery that she has two sisters she never knew about takes,any twistes and turns as she tries to reconnect with her lost sisters. But things don't go as zhe hopes. Neither Suzanna or Clhoe, who were only 3 and 1 at the time of the accident, know they have sisters.

    In Lydia's Hope Marta Perry takes us on a wonderful journey. Throigh all the twists and turns of everyone whose lives are affected by the news. And how lives are fore er changed.

    I'm looking forward to reading Suzanma's Dream to see how Marta Perry opens the hearts of all involved. To weave together the lives of three sisters finally reunited after 25 yrs.

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    Marta Perry has done it again!! Captured my imagination with a c

    Marta Perry has done it again!! Captured my imagination with a compelling story. I couldn't put this book down and was eager to read the sequel. BUT I have to wait until Feb 2014. This book made me think about my sister . I thought about her character's emotions at discovering the truth after years apart. This is a good read.

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  • Posted August 28, 2013

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    Marta Perry has an incredible talent for bringing characters to

    Marta Perry has an incredible talent for bringing characters to life. I can relate to each character though each one is is a truly different and unique individual. I have read several of Perry's love inspired books and she never fails to keep my attention. I can't wait for the rest of the series. 

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    Very good.

    I enjoyed this story very much.
    Barb

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