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Number of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2009
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Pleasant Valley
All of Pleasant Valley seems to think the newcomer from Lancaster County is the perfect match for schoolteacher Leah Beiler. After all, so few new families come to their secluded Amish community, and even fewer unmarried men. Daniel Glick is a widower with three young children to look afterclearly he's in need of a wife.
But Daniels past haunts him at every turn. Though he cannot miss the beauty in Leahs bright eyes and patient ways, he also sees a reminder of the pain he came so far to escape. Leah, too, has a burden on her heart. Years ago she was engaged to Johnny Kile, and was heartbroken when he decided to leave the Amish community. Since then she has immersed herself in her love of the children she teaches, forgetting any hopes of having her own family.
When Johnny returns, seeking reconciliation, Leah must decide between two pathways, either of which will change her life forever...
What a joy it is to read Marta Perrys novels! Leahs Choice has everything a reader could wantstrong, 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, author of the Sisters of the Heart series
"Leah's Choice, by Martha Perry, is a knowing and careful look into Amish culture and faith. A truly enjoyable reading experience." - Angela Hunt, author of THE FACE
"I was moved and challenged by Leahs honest questioning, her difficult choices, and most of all by the strength of her love and faith. Leahs Choice is a lovely book. Simply lovely. - Linda Goodnight, author of anthology MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS
Leah's Choice is a wonderful, fresh addition to the growing collection of novels about the Amish life. Marta Perry has created characters that I came to care for deeply and a plot that kept me guessing at every turn. Un- put-down-able!" - Deborah Raney, author of ABOVE ALL THINGS and the Hanover Falls novels
"Leah's Choice captured me on the first page--complex characters, unexpected conflicts, and deep emotion. Make the right choice. Savor this special book." - Lyn Cote, author of Texas Star of Destiny series
"What a joy it is to read Marta Perry's novels!...everything a reader could wantstrong, 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
loulou5 Stars Out Of 5i love amish booksMay 14, 2013loulouQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5leah's choice is wonderful story iam now reading racheal's garden cant wait to find out what happens
LinDawnCanadaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Painful rules made among some Amish BishopsJanuary 9, 2012LinDawnCanadaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Marta Perry is a good writer. She has some humour in her book just when you need it. Suspense is also in her books. I enjoy reading stories about the Amish folk.
EvelynMillerDickinson, NDAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This booktaught me a lot of the Amish cultureDecember 12, 2011EvelynMillerDickinson, NDAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I like reading the fiction books on the Amish, I learned a lot of the culture of the Amish
mernieDalhart, TxAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5This book is well written.November 28, 2011mernieDalhart, TxAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This book is well written and I look forward to reading the remainder of the series.
GrandmaOld Bridge, NJAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This book was excellentOctober 18, 2010GrandmaOld Bridge, NJAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I loved this book. It was exciting, interesting and full of adventure. I liked Leah, she was very believable and I sympathized with her heartached and loved her way with children as a school teacher. I liked Daniel and was thrilled Johnny couldn't persuade her to change her beliefs. I loved how Leah's love for the Lord did not sway when temptation presented itself. She was grounded deeply in the Lord and would not change. I appaud that. I highly recommend this book.