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But when Judith's grandmother gifts her with an antique study table, she discovers a hidden packet of letters that changes her life . . .
In 1953, widow Mattie Lapp fights against the county's attempts to force Amish children to attend a consolidated public school, even if it means arrest and imprisonment. Mattie knows she can't face this challenge alone, and turns to her late husband's cousin Adam for help, but she's terrified at the prospect of relying on someone else.
Number of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.13 (inches)|
Series: Keepers of the Promise
Susanna's Dream, Lost Sisters, Pleasant Valley Series #2Marta PerryBerkley / 2014 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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In modern day central Pennsylvania, Judith Wegler tries to heal the growing rift between her husband, Isaac, and his teenage brother Josephwhom Judith and Isaac have raised as their own ever since both brothers lost their parents and siblings in a horrific fire. Meanwhile, Isaacs hurtful silence about this tragic past has robbed Judith of any certainty of her husbands love. But when Judiths grandmother gifts her with an antique study table, she discovers a hidden packet of letters that changes her life...
In 1953, widow Mattie Lapp fights against the countys attempts to force Amish children to attend a consolidated public school, even if it means arrest and imprisonment. Mattie knows she cant face this challenge alone, and turns to her late husbands cousin Adam for help, but shes terrified at the prospect of relying on someone else. Now, as the two womens stories converge, both must learn to stand up for their beliefs and to love again, even when it means risking their hearts...
"A tender novel of second chances, endearing characters, and a cant-put-it-down story."Suzanne Woods Fisher, author of The Revealing
"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
"Ms. Perrys storytelling is tender, touching, and full of gentle wisdom...a terrific new series."Linda Goodnight, New York Times bestselling author of The Buchanons series
"Perry carefully balances the traditional life of the Amish with the contemporary world in an accessible, intriguing fasion...Strong characters are lovingly brought to life, illuminated with simplistic elegance."Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
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"What a joy it is to read Marta Perry's novels!...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
"Sure to appeal to fans of Beverly Lewis."Library Journal
"[Perry] has once again captured my heart with the gentle wisdom and heartfelt faith of the Amish community."Fresh Fiction