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Title:
Lydia's hope
Author:
Perry, Marta.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Books, c2013.
Physical Description:
xiii, 352 pages ; 21 cm.
Summary:
"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"--Page 4 of cover.
General Note:
Includes an excerpt from Susanna's dream.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780425253564
Format :
Book

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An Amish woman is shocked when she learns of the siblings she never knew existed in the first Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley novel.

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?


Author Notes

A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and her own Pennsylvania Dutch roots led Marta Perry to the books she writes now about the Amish. The Pleasant Valley Amish series from Berkley Books are longer, more complex emotional stories with Amish main characters, while her Love Inspired suspense stories are shorter, more adventure-filled books set in Pennsylvania Dutch country. She also writes a Love Inspired series, The Bodine Family, set on the South Carolina coast where she and her husband have a second home.

Marta lives with her husband in a century-old farmhouse in the Pennsylvania countryside, but spends winters at their vacation home in South Carolina. When she's not writing, she's active in the life of her church and enjoys traveling and spending time with her three children and six beautiful grandchildren.

(Publisher Fact Sheets)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

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) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

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. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.