Monday, August 16, 2010

ANNA’S RETURN by Marta Perry

Book three in the Pleasant Valley Series
Publisher: Berkley
Date published: June 2010
ISBN: 978-0-425-23426-6
Inspirational Romance
Trade Paperback
Reviewed by Pam
Obtained by: publisher

Anna Beiler comes back home to the Amish community of Pleasant Valley after three years living among the ‘Englishers’. Her reappearance causes a lot of gossip, because she has brought a baby with her. When her family and friends realize she has adopted Gracie, they accept and support her. Anna hasn’t told them about the danger she is hiding from that could come at anytime.

Samuel Fisher, Anna’s friend finds himself attracted to her and wanting to protect her. He’s also worried she might run away again, and go back to her English friends. When he realizes it would break his heart he does his best to protect her.

ANNA'S RETURN is a delightful story with interesting well written characters, it is also the first book in a while that captured me. It gives the reader an interesting look at people who lead a totally different life from most, also the love, which flows from the families and surrounds those who live close by. The introduction to Amish culture and life made this a book to enjoy, with its great plot.

This is a truly inspirational tale, one which touched this reviewer, as Anna and Samuel tried to understand what was happening to them. The courtship was so well constructed as was Anna’s questioning of how she’d been before leaving and her maturity when she returned.

This reviewer will look forward to reading more of Marta Perry’s stories.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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