Anna's Return (Pleasant Valley Series #3)

Anna's Return (Pleasant Valley Series #3)

by Marta Perry


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In the third Pleasant Valley novel, the Amish community welcomes back one of their daughters, but she hasn’t returned alone...

After spending three years in the English world, Anna Beiler has come back to Pleasant Valley with a baby girl, which will surely cause a stir since Anna is unmarried. She is also hiding secrets: the baby is not hers by birth, nor does she intend to stay. Rather, she desperately needs sanctuary from the child’s violent father...

It surprises Anna how quickly her Amish habits return to her, and how satisfying it feels to reconnect with her friends and family. Even Anna’s childhood friend Samuel, whose slow, thoughtful manner used to frustrate her, becomes a fond and reassuring companion.

But Anna hasn’t fully faced the consequences of her irresponsible youth, and now, her mere presence may endanger the family she holds dear. If she wants to stay, she must seek forgiveness from the community whose blessing she took for granted, and experience the true change of heart required to make a new beginning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425234266
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: Pleasant Valley Series , #3
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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, including the Pleasant Valley series and the Keepers of the Promise trilogy. She lives with her husband in a century-old farmhouse.

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Anna's Return 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
skstiles612 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anna's Return was a thriller and romance rolled into one. It was very refreshing. This one kept me on the edge of my seat to the end.Anna Beiler had spent three years in the English world after running away from her Amish roots. Now she is back with her adopted daughter Gracie. This is sure to cause a stir. Her plan is to stay there until she and Gracie are safe. Gracie¿s father Pete signed away his rights before she was born. Her mother gave her legally to Anna before she died. Now Pete wants her back and will do anything to get her.Anna¿s plans were temporary she thought. The Samuel entered her life. She finds that what she had run from can be mended and forgiveness is there for the asking.I absolutely love Amish fiction. I hate to say it but it is one of the very few types of romance stories I will read. I love the simple life, the budding romance and the Christian lessons all wrapped up in one book. Marta Perry did an excellent job with her characters. You could feel the fear and pain in Anna¿s situation. We can all relate to doing something stupid and fearing we will not be forgiven. I look forward to reading more of her books.
wearylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Book three of The Pleasant Valley Series has Anna Bieler returning to her home and family with a child. Anna adopted the baby when her friend died and now the baby's father, who signed the adoption papers before the baby was born, wants her back and has tracked Annie home.Marta Perry has again succeeded in bringing her characters to life. I was confident I knew how the book would end but still found myself unable to set the book aside for long. There were tears in my eyes as Sam faced Pete (the baby's father) in the barn. I am looking forward to Book Three in the series.
Proudmom508 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in Marta Perry's Pleasant Valley series about Anna who has come back to her Amish family after spending 3 years in the English world. She comes back to Pleasant Valley to hide her daughter Grace from his birth father. Great story about how Anna deals with her return, her love for Grace, and the lure of the English world. Although this is part of the Pleasant Valley series, you can read one without reading the others. It was great to see the previous books' characters in this as well and to see what has happened in their lives since their story or the previous book. To understand all of the characters better, you should read the other books. I like how Marta Perry introduces the next book's character in the previous book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book and the other Pleasant Valley books.
Goldilocks More than 1 year ago
Another fabulous Marta Perry novel. If you love Amish romance novels, this is for you. This is part of a series called Pleasant Valley, but Marta writes these so they can stand alone, you don't need to read them in order but once you read one, you will be hooked too and want all of them. That's what happened to me, I read the fifth one first, "Katie's Way" and then ordered all the rest immediately! I hope Marta Perry never stops writing Amish novels!
aimlyss More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story that is the third in a series. I didn't realize that and hadn't read the first two, but had no trouble understanding what was going on. This is the story of an Amish girl (Anna) that returns to her Amish family after three years away. Anna arrives with a baby and a bit of a mystery. I've visited Amish communities in Pennsylvania and Illinois and am intrigued by the Amish lifestyle, so a good read about them is always fun for me.
Kelly49 More than 1 year ago
I Love marta perry's books, this series was great, I want more!!!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Three years ago Anna Beiler left her Amish home in Pleasant Valley, Pennsylvania to live with the English. However, when she comes home she doesn't return alone. Instead she is accompanied by an under one year old baby, Gracie who she claims as her daughter. The Plain People are stunned that unmarried Anna had a child out of wedlock and some want to shun her. She conceals from everyone even her loved ones that the baby is not hers; she took the infant after her friend Janni, the child's mother died, to keep the little girl safe from her abusive father Pete. Anna prays that hiding amongst the Plain folks will keep the baby safe., but fears what she might bring upon her family as she moves in with her brother Joseph and his wife Myra and is welcomed by her father, her sister Leah (see Leah's Choice) and her brother-in-law and his family. Anna also finds herself attracted Joseph's machine shop partner, Samuel Fisher, who seemed like slow learner to her as a child but now she appreciates that he is not simple but a reflective thinker. As she feels welcomed and her baby accepted, Anna looks back at her reckless behavior praying that her community will forgive her. The third Pleasant Valley Amish romance (see Rachel's Garden) is an interesting look at a young woman who left but has come back apparently tainted. Although Samuel and the lead female protagonist's family and community play major roles and Gracie's father a minor but key part, the title is accurate as this is clearly Anna's Return. She holds the well written entertaining story line together as Marta Perry provides a charming second chance at life romance with a bit of late suspense. Harriet Klausner