Three sisters who were separated when their Amish parents were killed in a buggy accident learn of each others' existence and are eventually reunited. In Lydia's Hope, Lydia Beachy is married to Adam and has two children. Lydia is devastated when an aged aunt blurts out that Lydia has two younger sisters: Susanna, an Amish woman whose adoptive mother is ailing in a nearby town; and Chloe, who was raised as an English woman by her wealthy maternal grandmother in a Philadelphia suburb. Although Lydia seeks out Susanna, she realizes that now is not the time to reveal their relationship. She sends an Amish-raised friend who has been living in the English world, Seth Miller, to seek out Chloe. But Chloe has been raised with strong prejudices against the Amish and wants nothing to do with her supposed Amish sisters. Meanwhile, Lydia's husband Adam has lost his job and is increasingly anxious about his ability to support his family. Adam must find new courage, and Chloe must open her heart, before Lydia can mend her marriage and find a common bond with her long-lost sisters.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 368 Vendor: Berkley Trade Publication Date: 2013 Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.13 (inches)
Three Amish sisters, separated when very young, know nothing about one anotheruntil 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?
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.
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