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

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

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by Marta Perry
     
 

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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,

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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: 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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425253564
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Series:
Lost Sisters Series, #1
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
371,609
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Praise for Amish Fiction by Marta Perry

“Sure to appeal to fans of Beverly Lewis.”—Library Journal

“What a joy it is to read Marta Perry’s novels!”—Shelley Shepard Gray, author of the Sisters of the Heart series

“Perry crafts characters with compassion, yet with insecurities that make them relatable.”—RT Book Reviews

 

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