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PRAISE FOR THE PLEASANT VALLEY NOVELS

Hannah’s Joy

“An enjoyable Mennonite romance starring two fascinating individuals . . . Fans will
enjoy this warm tale of love and belonging.”


Genre Go Round Reviews

“Amish book lovers . . . you are
ferhoodled
if you don’t go out and pick up a copy of
Hannah’s Joy
RIGHT NOW!”


The Mary Reader

“Refreshing.”

—Romance Novel News

“The characters in this book are great . . . As usual, I loved my visit to Pleasant
Valley.”

—Night Owl Reviews

Katie’s Way

“Superb . . . Magnificent Marta Perry provides another engaging Pleasant Valley tale.”

—Genre Go Round Reviews


Katie’s Way
stands alone, but readers will love . . . all of the novels in the order they were
published . . . Great characters and a bit of mystery . . . A delightful novel!”

—Romance Reviews Today

“A great story of friendship, second chances, and faith . . . Wonderful.”

—Reviews from the Heart

“While this is a love story, it’s also a very complex story . . . I highly recommend
this book and this series to anyone who loves Amish romances.”

—Night Owl Reviews

Sarah’s Gift

“Perry’s fourth Pleasant Valley book places her well-rounded characters in a sweet,
entertaining romance.”


RT Book Reviews

“Perry’s narrative keeps a nice pace as things develop credibly . . . between Aaron
and Sarah; the legal challenge makes for more than merely romantic tension. Minor
characters are also clearly sketched and differentiated.”

—Publishers Weekly

“The latest Pleasant Valley inspirational Amish romance is a superb contemporary that
focuses on the role of a midwife in modern America . . . Another powerful Pleasant
Valley tale.”


Genre Go Round Reviews

Anna’s Return

“Those who enjoyed the first two series titles will eagerly await this third entry,
which does not disappoint. It will also appeal to fans of Amy Clipston and Shelley
Shepard Gray.”


Library Journal

“Perry crafts characters with compassion yet with insecurities that make them relatable.”

—RT Book Reviews

“A story of forgiveness, redemption, and mistaken ideas . . . Full of wonderful characters . . .
A wonderful book!”


Romance Reviews Today

“In today’s fast-paced society, it’s a joy to sit back and enjoy a book that can combine
romance, faith, and a bit of a thriller . . . I look forward to reading more of Ms.
Perry’s books.”


Night Owl Reviews

Rachel’s Garden

“Sure to appeal to fans of Beverly Lewis.”

—Library Journal

“A large part of the pleasure of this book is in watching Rachel be Amish, as she
sells snapdragons and pansies to both Amish and ‘English’ at an outdoor market, taking
in snatches of Pennsylvania Dutch.”

—The Philadelphia Inquirer

Leah’s Choice

“What a joy it is to read Marta Perry’s novels!
Leah’s Choice
has 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
Ray of Light

“A knowing, careful look into Amish culture and faith. A truly enjoyable reading experience.”

—Angela Hunt,

New York Times
bestselling author of
The Offering

“Marta Perry has done an exceptional job describing the tradition of the Amish community . . .
A wonderful start to what is sure to be a very memorable series.”

—Romance Junkies

“I loved
Leah’s Choice
by Marta Perry! More than just a sweet Amish love story, it is a complex mix of volatile
relationships and hard choices. I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend it!”

—Colleen Coble, author of
Safe in His Arms

Other Pleasant Valley novels by Marta Perry

LEAH’S CHOICE

RACHEL’S GARDEN

ANNA’S RETURN

SARAH’S GIFT

KATIE’S WAY

HANNAH’S JOY

NAOMI’S CHRISTMAS

L
YDIA’S
H
OPE

The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley

BOOK ONE

M
ARTA
P
ERRY

THE BERKLEY PUBLISHING GROUP

Published by the Penguin Group

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For more information about the Penguin Group, visit penguin.com.

This book is an original publication of The Berkley Publishing Group.

Copyright © 2013 by Martha Johnson.

Excerpt from
Susanna’s Dream
by Marta Perry copyright © 2013 by Martha Johnson.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced, scanned, or distributed
in any printed or electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in
or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights.
Purchase only authorized editions.

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eBook ISBN: 978-1-101-62391-6

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Perry, Marta.

Lydia’s Hope : the Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley book one / Marta Perry. —

Berkley trade paperback edition.

pages cm. — (The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley ; book one)

ISBN 978-0-425-25356-4 (alk. paper)

1. Amish—Fiction. 2. Sisters—Fiction. 3. Family secrets—Fiction. 4. Christian fiction.
I. Title.

PS3616.E7933L94 2013

813'.6—dc23

2013000223

PUBLISHING HISTORY

Berkley trade paperback edition / June 2013

Cover art by Shane Rebenschied.

Cover design by Annette Fiore DeFex.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the
product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance
to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is
entirely coincidental. The publisher does not have any control over and does not assume
any responsibility for author or third-party websites or their content.

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The recipes contained in this book are to be followed exactly as
written. The publisher is not responsible for your specific health or allergy needs
that may require medical supervision. The publisher is not responsible for any adverse
reactions to the recipes contained in this book.

This story is dedicated to the memory of my beloved sister, Patricia Perry Drotos.
And, as always, to Brian.

Contents

Praise

Also by Marta Perry

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

List of Characters

Glossary

 

CHAPTER ONE

CHAPTER TWO

CHAPTER THREE

CHAPTER FOUR

CHAPTER FIVE

CHAPTER SIX

CHAPTER SEVEN

CHAPTER EIGHT

CHAPTER NINE

CHAPTER TEN

CHAPTER ELEVEN

CHAPTER TWELVE

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

CHAPTER SIXTEEN

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

CHAPTER NINETEEN

CHAPTER TWENTY

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE

EPILOGUE

 

Recipes

Reader Letter

Special Excerpt from
Susanna’s Dream

L
IST OF
C
HARACTERS

Lydia Weaver Beachy,
wife of Adam Beachy; their sons: Daniel, eight, David, six

Diane Wentworth Weaver,
Lydia’s deceased mother; Eli Weaver, Lydia’s father, also deceased

Joseph and Anna Weaver,
Lydia’s adoptive parents; their sons: Andrew, Joshua, and Matthew

Susanna Bitler,
Lydia’s birth sister, adopted by Jonah and Elizabeth Bitler

Chloe Wentworth,
Lydia’s birth sister, raised by their Englisch grandmother, Margaret Wentworth

Paula Schatz,
Mennonite, runs Pleasant Valley’s bakery

Bishop Mose,
spiritual leader of the Pleasant Valley Amish

Kendra Phillips,
Chloe’s friend and colleague

Seth Miller,
Englisch, son of Lydia’s Amish neighbor

Emma Miller,
Seth’s mother

Jessie Miller,
Seth’s younger sister

Bradley Maitland,
family friend of Chloe and her grandmother

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