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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?
What an excellent premise to build a story around. Such scope for emotional turmoil and there's plenty of it in Lydia's Hope. And I'm so thankful this is the first in The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley series. Hoping that each sister gets her own story.
While Susanna and Chloe play significant roles in this book, it is really Lydia's story. She's the one who discovers she has sisters she didn't know about. She's the one who goes against counsel, including her husband's, to find her sisters. Such a tangled web of misunderstandings.
A compelling look into an Amish marriage. Adam struggles with the change he perceives in his wife. He wants to protect her from getting hurt and he's pretty sure that will be the end result if she finds her sisters. This is a love story inside the bonds of matrimony. Watching how Lydia and Adam navigate this rocky patch in their marriage and grow stronger in their faith and love because of it was truly inspiring.
If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Lydia's Hope please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 28 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!