Lydia's Hope

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Lydia's Hope

The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley, Book One

I love Amish stories and this one by Ms. Perry is no exception. We are introduced to Lydia Beachy who is very much in love with her husband, Adam, and they have two children. Her world is idyllic until one day while talking to her Great Aunt Sarah, she finds out that her deceased parents actually had three children in total. Lydia is beside herself because she can’t fathom the fact that, after the car accident that killed her parents, her aunt and uncle only adopted her. Why hadn’t they adopted the other two sisters as well? Her world quickly spirals out of control. My heart completely broke for her. All these years she thought she was an only child and to now find out that she had two younger sisters would be devastating for anybody. I couldn’t help but wonder as to why her aunt and uncle only adopted Lydia and not the other two girls as well.

Moving forward, she decides with the help of her neighbor, to search out the truth and find out more about her two sisters. I applauded her for her courageousness to stop at nothing until she knew the whole story. I felt bad that everyone tried talking her out of searching for the answers she deserved to know. I’m a big fan of Ms. Perry’s writing style and it was no surprise that I fell in love with this newest addition to her collection. I’m so glad that I stumbled upon this book because it’s the first in The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley Series. This is one you shouldn’t pass up!

When Lydia Beachy’s world comes crashing down around her, she can’t help but wonder why after all these years her Great Aunt Sarah hadn’t said something sooner about having two younger siblings that she knew Lydia’s parents had. Why hadn’t they all been adopted together by her aunt and uncle after her parents died in the car accident? Although she’s told to leave the past in the past, she’ll stop at nothing to find out more information about her two younger sisters. She longs for any information she can find out about them, but the question remains what happens when she meets these two women she’s searched hard for? Does she tell them the truth or does she withhold the information from them?

Book Blurb for Lydia's Hope

Three Amish sisters, separated when very young, know nothing about one another?until a long-held secret is revealed.

With no memory of her birth parents, or the tragic accident that took their lives, Lydia Beachy has always been grateful for the aunt and uncle who took her in and raised her as their own. Now a married woman with two sons, Lydia finds her life turned upside down when she discovers that she has two younger sisters: Susanna, who was adopted by an Amish family in another community, and Chloe, who was raised by their grandmother among the Englisch.

Angry and confused, Lydia first seeks out Susanna but stops short of telling her the truth. To track down Chloe, she enlists the help of a neighbor who has spent some years in the Englisch world. Meanwhile, Lydia’s husband, Adam, is keeping a secret of his own. Lydia yearns to be united with the sisters she has never known, but will revealing herself to them tear their lives apart?or enrich them beyond all imagining?

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2013 4.50