The Forgiven, Keepers of the Promise Series #1   -     By: Marta Perry
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Berkley Trade
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0425271412
ISBN-13: 9780425271414
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Series: Keepers of the Promise

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Publisher's Description

When three women, all cousins, are given the task of sorting through the treasures of several generations of their Amish family, they each discover a story from the past that provides insights and inspiration for their own lives.
 
Central Pennsylvania, current day. Rebecca Fisher gladly accepted her husband Paul’s dreams as her own, but now that he has passed away, she’s struggling to raise two children and keep her home. Renting her stable to carpenter Matthew Byler offers a partial solution—even though Matthew has a troubled history, having sometimes failed to embrace Amish beliefs. As Matthew seeks to prove himself, Rebecca realizes how dependent she has become on others. Where can she find the courage to grow and change?
 
Lancaster County, 1941. As war threatens, Anna Esch pours her experiences into her diary. Her world seems to crumble as neighbors turn against the Amish and her love, Jacob, is sent to a camp far away for refusing to fight. She can’t know, as she grows from a girl into a woman during a time of trouble and grief, that one day another Amish woman will gain strength from the words she writes and will learn that she, too, can become a keeper of the promise.


FIRST IN A NEW SERIES

Author Bio

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 Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley series. She lives with her husband in a century-old farmhouse.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Forgiven

“A born storyteller, Marta Perry skillfully weaves the past and present in a heart-stirring tale of love and forgiveness.”—Susan Meissner, Author of A Fall of Marigolds

“A tender novel of second chances, endearing characters, and a can't-put-it-down story.”—Suzanne Woods Fisher, author of The Revealing

“Ms. Perry's story-telling is tender, touching, and full of gentle wisdom as she explores the flaws and struggles of her Amish characters…This is going to be a terrific new series.”— Linda Goodnight, New York Times bestselling author of The Buchanons series

“The Forgiven is a gently-drawn portrait of two lives renewed by the power of love.”—Robin Lee Hatcher, bestselling author of A Promise Kept and Love Without End

“The slow, sweet realization of Rebecca and Matthew's growing love takes us on a journey of healing and victory over difficult circumstances...The Forgiven is a wonderful read that will bring a perfect peace to your heart while you escape into a place that brings hope to all of us.”—Lenora Worth, author of Bayou Sweetheart

“Five Stars! Marta Perry’s tender family saga of love and faith will touch your heart.”—Emma Miller, author of Plain Murder

Praise for the Pleasant Valley and The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley novels:

"What a joy to read Marta Perry's novels!"—Shelley Shepard Gray, author of the Sisters of the Heart series

"[Perry] never disappoints."—The Mary Reader

"A great story of friendship, second chances, and faith...Wonderful."—Reviews from the Heart

"Sure to appeal to fans of Beverly Lewis."—Library Journal
 

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Book lovers beware
    March 6, 2015
    patti
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Once you see what they have to offer, you will be coming back for more!
  2. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    I LOVE finding new authors!!!
    October 10, 2014
    JCMorrows
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What a WONDERFUL story! A page in and I was HOOKED! WOW!

    Thank goodness we have every book of her Pleasant Valley novels! I wont have to hunt them down to read them all. Of course we dont have every book of hers but Im going to be on the lookout!

    And so should you!

    Marta Perry is a masterful storyteller and she will pull you right in!

    Wonderful story! Intriguing history! Excellent characters!

    Just an all-around GREAT book!

    Now Im chomping at the bit to get my hands on the next one! LOL!

    Susan Meissner nailed it when she said Skillfully weaves the past and the present in a heart-stirring tale.

    DO NOT miss this book and do not miss any of her others! As delightful an author as Marta Perry is, I can not imagine even one of her books not being just as fantastic a read!

    And its not just the writing I love. The very idea of someone storing up memories from the familys past to share well, not enough of us do that. And even among the ones who do, not enough of them get around to bringing the rest of the family in on their history.

    And making the focus of the story an Amish family perfect! Who better to show holding on to their precious family history!

    READ IT!
  3. Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Read
    October 7, 2014
    LynnGrier
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Forgiven by Marta Perry will keep you going as it did me from the beginning to the end. Rebecca Fisher sorting out family treasures comes across a diary of Anna Esch written in 1941. While struggling to keep her home going after her husband passes she is drawn into reading Anna's diary. You will want to read this book to see both generations come together nicely to bring strength and courage to grow and change.

    This is the first book of a series "Keepers of the Promise". Will "The Forgiven" be a keeper on your shelf! You bet! and will want more. I absolutely loved this book and can't wait to continue on with the series. Awesome read and truly a 5 star.

    This ARC copy was given to me for my honest opinion. Thank you Marta for the chance to read your book. You rock!
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