Anna's Return: Pleasant Valley Book Three - eBook
Anna's Return: Pleasant Valley Book Three - eBook  -     By: Marta Perry
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When Anna Beiler returns to the Pleasant Valley Amish after three years in the English world, she doesn't come alone-she comes with a baby daughter. Despite people's assumption, the child is not Anna's biological child but was adopted by her after the real mother, Anna's friend, tragically died. So Anna returns not seeking the redemption her family assumes. Instead, she's hoping to hide herself among the Plain People from the baby's violent father until she feels it's safe to go back into the world again. She tells herself she can do anything to protect her baby, even lie to the people who love her most. So she moves in with her brother Joseph and his wife Myra. She reconnects with her father, sister Leah, and Leah's new family. And she begins to spend time with Joseph's partner in his machine shop, Samuel, whose steady patience and thoughtful responses, which made him seem "slow" when they were children, now suggest to her a deeper understanding that sometimes infuriates her and more often makes her feel safe.

Returning isn't as easy as Anna had hoped, because it forces her to face the consequences of her own irresponsible behavior that led her to leave in the first place, and the pain she caused those she left behind. True redemption, she finds, is not a simple matter of pretend humility, but a deep change of the heart that means she will never be the same again. She learns, too, that redemption comes with a renewed love and appreciation for all the people in her life, the tightly bonded community that will always nuture and protect her.

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Berkley
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781101188040
ISBN-13: 9781101188040
Series: Lost Sisters: Pleasant Valley

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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.

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 Keepers of the Promise trilogy. She lives with her husband in a century-old farmhouse.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Novels of Marta Perry

"What a joy it is to read Marta Perry's novels!...everything a reader could want—strong, well-defined characters, beautiful, realistic settings, and a thought-provoking plot. Readers of Amish fiction will surely be waiting anxiously for her next book."—Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Sisters of the Heart series

"A born storyteller, Marta Perry skillfully weaves the past and present in this heart-stirring tale of love and forgiveness."—Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life

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

"Perry carefully balances the traditional life of the Amish with the contemporary world in an accessible, intriguing fashion."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Perry crafts characters with compassion, yet with insecurities that make them relatable."—RT Book Reviews

"[Perry] has once again captured my heart with the gentle wisdom and heartfelt faith of the Amish community."—Fresh Fiction

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