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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 upsideThree 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?...

Title : Lydia's Hope
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ISBN : 9780425253564
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 Pages
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Lydia's Hope Reviews

  • Kim
    2018-11-23 09:48

    I am very excited and grateful to be a Goodreads winner. I am excited to read the book and will write my review once I've finished. :) I quite enjoyed the book. Marta has a way of drawing you into Lydia's life. It was exciting when she met one of her lost sisters. Marta weaves a wonderful story of the Amish and the love within her family. I can't wait to read Susanna's Dream, and find out how the sisters connect and form a bond in that book.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-15 13:52

    Lydia’s Hope by Martha Perry is an Amish Inspirational fiction that will catch and keep your attention. This book was very hard to put down. Lydia Beachy was raised by her Aunt Anna and Uncle Joseph after her parents were killed. She has no recollection of her life before she comes home from the hospital after the accident. She marries and is raising her own family when her Great Aunt Sarah accidentally mentions her two siblings she knows nothing about. Her world is turned up side down, she is hurt and angry her parents and the whole Amish community has kept this a secret. To make matters worse her search for her sisters leads to a strained relationship with her husband Adam who also has a secret. Can they overcome and find their way back together? Her search leads her to her sister Susanna, who was adopted by another Amish family and lives close by. But she is unable to reveal to her they are sisters. She enlists the help of her neighbor Seth who has lived among both the Englisch and the Amish to find Chloe. Her search for Chloe who was raised by her Englisch grandmother leads her to a foreign world full of prejudice. Seth finds her in Philadelphia. Can Chloe disregard everything she has been taught about the Amish to have a relationship with Lydia? I have been a fan of the author Martha Perry’s Love Inspired book for awhile but this is my first Amish book I have read by her. It was well written and a great book, definitely 5 stars. I can not wait to read another.

  • Kristine Morgan
    2018-11-18 12:58

    Lydia's Hope is the first book in Marta Perry's new trilogy, The Lost Sisters Of Pleasant valley. Lydia Beachy has always known she was adopted by her aunt and uncle at the age of five, but has no memory of her birth parents who died in the accident that stole her memory. Now her great aunt is ill and talking about Lydia's mother and the other girls. What other girls?Great aunt Sara has opened a box of questions that must be answered. This is Lydia's story as she searches for her missing sisters. But does she have the right to disturb their lives?Meanwhile Lydia's husband Adam is going through a tough time himself. He lost his job and there are few prospects for a new one.I really enjoyed Lydia's Hope and cannot wait for Susannah's Dream, book two.

  • Carolyn Vandine west
    2018-12-13 08:51

    Great start on a new series for me. I think first book I have read by Marta Perry and look forward to the rest in the seriesLydia finds out that she has two younger sisters when an aunt makes a comment about her mother and her 3 little girls. That rocks Lydia’s complacent life and sends her on a mission to find her sisters that have been lost to her. Great story

  • Jen.
    2018-11-23 08:38

    What a lovely read! Enjoyed the different topics covered in this book - family secrets, love, the Amish way of life, mental health, prejudice - some covered heavier than others and they all worked together. Curious to know more about the residents of Pleasant Valley - will be visiting again soon! :)

  • Melissa mckim
    2018-12-09 06:48

    Fellow readers bragged about her books. I even had a author tell me her books was very good that I would love them. they was right! So I have me a different author to start read! I checked out her second one to this series so I can read it to. She did a great job on this book kept me interested! Loved the title the cover to items.

  • Heatherhh
    2018-12-14 09:00

    Unique storyline, but handled in a way that wasn't melodramatic. Good characterization. I enjoyed the multiple perspectives. I also like non-romantic Amish fiction as a change of pace. I finished the book wanting to read the next one.

  • Marie Buccellato
    2018-11-24 07:34

    Good storyline - sounds like a good series

  • Paula Langenhahn
    2018-11-17 11:39

    Absolutely wonderful.

  • Gayle Pace
    2018-12-08 13:04

    REVIEWI love Amish reads. Marta Perry does them justice. It always seem like the characters are so real and that you are right there with them. LYDIA'S HOPE is book one in The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley series. Ms. Perry adds in a little suspense, lots of love and a tale that will definitely warm your heart. Lydia finds out after years that she has two sisters that she was never told about. I would have been a trite angry. The secret changes her whole life and affects everyone around her. Lydia felt that everyone had betrayed her. The loving relationship she has had with her husband is now strained. They both feel it. The secret has even affected Lydia's two boys. She has to find her sisters and her neighbor who jumped the fence has offered to help her. I can understand why Adam didn't like this. He knew that in their Rumspringa days, Seth had taken Lydia home from a singing. He felt that Lydia was building a relationship back up with Seth. She finds her sister Susannah but holds back on telling her. Susanna's mother is about to die and Lydia doesn't want Susanna to find out that her mother that is about to die is not her natural mother. No the right time to tell her. Then Seth finds Chloe who was brought up by her Englisch grandmother who has very bad feelings about the Amish. Her daughter had turned Amish when she met Eli. Her mother had never forgiven her. Will Chloe find her way to become Lydia's sister? Will Susanna ever be told? Will Lydia and Adam find their way back to each other? The author did a great job of giving us a beautiful story of love, betrayal and family. I couldn't put this book down and it went much too quickly. I can't wait to read another Marta Perry book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a nice heartwarming, clean read, especially if you like the Amish. You won't want to miss Lydia, Adam, Chloe, Seth and the others. So go pick up the book and help in the hunt to find the missing sisters. At the back of the book are some yummy recipes and an excerpt from SUSANNA'S DREAM.I would give this book a solid 5 STARS.I was given a complimentary copy of this book, LYDIA'S HOPE by Marta Perry from Manic Readers for this unbiased review.

  • The Reading Panda
    2018-12-02 09:37

    This is one of the best Amish books I've read. You've got three extremely different sisters coming together and forging a relationship from nothing. It is an interesting premise to see two sisters from opposing worlds love each other regardless of their differences. What made this book great was how well Perry constructed the characters. All were three dimensional and with faults. Lydia, the Amish oldest sister, is kind, sweet, nurturing, and maternal, the typical big sister. Amish women tend to be portrayed in this perfect light, which makes the story too unbelievable. Without giving too much away, Lydia did make questionable decisions along the way of getting to know her sister. Amish are human beings and they have the same problems and fears as the rest of us. I love seeing authors acknowledge that. Chloe is the youngest and is English. She has a temper and tends to be blunt, but she also has a heart of gold for those she loves. I feared that Chloe and Lydia would get together and after a brief hiccup everything would be settled and they would be the best of friends. Perry handled their conflict very well. Chloe had a hard time processing the Amish lifestyle, and I found that so relatable and realistic. Thir relationship definitely took some work from both sides. Most of the reviewers seem to love Seth, so I know that I am in the minority. I found him to be overly pushy and judgemental. He was not empathetic towards Chloe and her views towards the Amish. He seemed to expect her to just embrace such a different lifestyle. I wanted Chloe to tell him to back-off. As a former Amish, I expected him to be more understanding. As a result, I disliked their budding romance. All in all, this is a very entertaining read. If you love stories about the Amish, I recommend this.

  • Pat
    2018-12-15 06:54

    Through a relative's slip of the tongue, Lydia discovers that she has living sisters. After her family's accident in which her parents were killed, the three young sisters were split up, Lydia and her sister Susanna to Amish couples and her youngest sister Chloe to her English, non-Amish grandmother. Since the girls were so young at the time, none of them remembers their parents or early life.At first supportive of her efforts to find out who and where her sisters are, Lydia's husband Adam becomes more wary as his wife isn't content just to get the basic facts about them. Susanna, left with a limp after the accident, has worked with her mother in an Amish gift shop for years before the mother got cancer. Since the woman is dying and Susanna is her sole relative, Lydia decides the time isn't right to contact Susanna and tell her that she has sisters.Contacting and speaking to Chloe, the youngest sister, however, becomes Lydia's priority. But since Lydia doesn't have contacts in the English world, she persuades Seth - who once left the Amish community and has since returned - to track her sister down, much to her husband Adam's chagrin. Adam is feeling jealous because Seth was once one of Lydia's suitors and also because Adam can't help her locate her sister while Seth can.When Lydia contacts Chloe, many roadblocks stand in the way of a happy reunion, many of them put in place by their English grandmother's prejudice against the Amish. The older woman, a scion of Philadelphia society, has decided that the Amish tricked her daughter into joining them and her daughter would be alive if she hadn't succumbed to their antiquated mode of living.Read the rest of my review at All About Romance: http://www.likesbooks.com/cgi-bin/boo...

  • Tina
    2018-11-14 14:01

    I am a HUGE fan of Marta Perry already, so when I got the chance to review this book for the ladies @ Book Binge, I was delighted. I have read many books by this author and am always pleased with her writing style and the fact that her characters always seem to draw you in like part of the family. Her stories are always so heartwarming, and have just the right amount of suspense to keep you engrossed.Lydia's Hope is the first book in The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley series. It is the story of how one Amish woman's life is turned upside down after a secret is exposed, and the effects that this secret brings to her relationship with her husband, her family and even her community. It is about overcoming the shock of betrayal and finding the path back to redemption and understanding.Lydia Beachy was involved in a tragic car accident when she was only five years old. This accident claimed the life of both her parents and robbed her of any memory of her life prior to it. She has been adopted and raised by her Aunt and Uncle, and it currently married to Adam and is raising a family of her own. One day her aunt accidentally mentions two sisters that Lydia has no idea of their existence. She is stunned by this discovery, and hurt that the entire Amish community could keep this knowledge from her. This is the tale her struggle to accept the idea of having siblings that she cannot remember, and of her quest to find them.I totally enjoyed this book. I read it very quickly and can't wait to read the rest of the series. For inspirational Amish fiction, Marta Perry is a definite top pick.

  • Gail
    2018-11-28 10:47

    Lydia's Hope a story with happy moments & sad moments. Sisters who were separated a long time ago when they were very young. Lydia found out about having 2 sisters because her Great Aunt Sara was talking one day. Lydia thought it was just Great Aunt Sara got things mixed up, but when Lydia asked her adoptive mom she told her everything. Lydia knew she was adopted but she didn't like it that no one told her about having 2 younger sisters. She set out to find them. One sister was Amish raised while the other was raised by her English Grandmother. So much was going on when the accident happened that is why the sisters were separated. Adam Lydia's husband was very protective of her & their sons Daniel & David. He lost a brother to the English world & he didn't want problems to happen. As the story went on, I found it hard to stop reading. I won't say how the story ended, but I will say this as I read I could picture in my mind what was going on. I gave 5 stars because, as I like the people in the story & the problems in the story are real life problems. This is book 1 in The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley and I look forward to reading the next book Susanna"s Dream.

  • Quillracer
    2018-11-29 06:37

    What would you do if you learned as an adult that you had two younger siblings that you had been separated from since childhood and that one had been raised in a world the polar opposite of yours? That is the question at the heart of this novel. And we follow Lydia, the main character, as she take the first steps to reconnect with her sisters.This is much different than other books Marta Perry has set in Pleasant Valley. It is not a true romance, yet it is about love – the love sisters have for each other and a man’s love so strong, he will journey far outside the world he knows to bring his wife peace. With those broad themes, this novel could almost qualify as mainstream.Marta knows the Amish well and brings their ways to 3-D life on the page as she gives us not just a glimpse but a full view of their world.If you haven’t read any of Marta’s books, pick one up – any one – and you’ll be enchanted.

  • Dawn Leonard
    2018-12-14 13:54

    Lydia who was introduced in Naomi's Christmas (Marta Perry's seventh book in the Pleasant Valley series) finds out that she has 2 sisters she remembers nothing about. This book concentrates mainly on Lydia finding her English sister Chloe and whether or not they can build a relationship. (Although Lydia also finds out about her sister Susanna, their relationship as sisters does not begin until Book two, Susanna's Dream.) Lydia must deal with her adoptive parents, a relatively unsupportive husband, a former neighbor who is no longer Amish and a sister who isn't sure she wants to be part of Lydia's life. I rated this a 4 because of some editing errors and because the story seemed to stop rather than have an true ending. I am looking forward to reading Susanna's Dream.

  • Gay Ann
    2018-12-08 11:40

    What would it be like to discover you have a sister your parents never told you about? How about two unknown sisters? This is a story of three very young Amish sisters being separated after a car accident. When Lydia questions comments made about her real mother by her aunt, Lydia realizes that she had two sisters when her parents died in the accident. She is determined to find her sisters, Chloe and Susanna. Other secrets bubble to the surface as Lydia searches. The themes of family betrayal and love weave in and out of the story. This suspense filled Christian fiction shows how one discovery after another has a ripple effect on the family and the community. What I enjoyed most was reconnecting with the realistic characters from other Marta Perry titles

  • Carol
    2018-11-23 09:35

    Marta Perry has done it again! This was a wonderful story about a young Amish woman who was orphaned after a deadly accident and subsequently adopted by a loving family. Now as a married woman and mother of two young boys she learns that she has two younger sisters; neither are are aware of the existence of the others. Lydia, always the big sister and caregiver seeks to find her lost sisters and reunite with them. She yearns to know more about her mother and have the family that was taken away from her by fate. Perry sets the stage for a drama of entangled, complicated and sometimes, strained relationships. Is it wise to reveal the truth and how will it impact the lives and dreams of others?I am eagerly awaiting the sequel to this great book.

  • Kathy
    2018-11-14 09:52

    This is the story of 3 sisters, who grew up not knowing the others existed. The complexities of an English sister meeting her Amish family are great, and Marta Perry does an excellent job of writing about the emotion, the tension and the ultimate resolution. I was nearing the end of the book and there were still unsolved questions, almost like a mystery novel. They were all answered in the last couple of chapters, so I enjoyed that element. Like Lydia's Mom, I am always attracted to the peace and simple life of the Amish. Life is not perfect, by any means, but it is a special way of living and trusting in God totally. This is my first book by Perry, but won't be my last. I plan to soon read the second in this Pleasant Valley series.

  • Ruth
    2018-11-27 09:53

    definitely a 10 star!!!! Loved this book and looking forward to reading Book #2, Susanna's Dream. Love it that you put some of the Amish recipes in the back of your book. Just wanted to make a note which I don't mean to be critical, I thought it was rather funny....on page 293, Aunt Anna stopped in the kitchen and told Lydia and Chloe to go on while she stayed in the kitchen and started the DUMPLINGS for dinner. Then on page 295, they all had chicken potpie, mashed potatoes, rhubarb sauce, bread and butter pickles, dried corn pudding, and Mamm's pies......what happened to the dumplings???? lol.....I know it is one of those proof reading errors!! Thanks Marta, for another wonderful Amish story. I admire those lovely people. May God continue His blessings on you.

  • Cindi
    2018-12-12 10:37

    This is a sweet story about three sisters that were separated after a tragic accident that takes the lives of the rest of their family. Lydia Beachy finds out about her sisters after her great aunt brings them up without intending to. Once Lydia learns this news, she decides to search for them. Can she find her long lost sisters? Are they aware of each other's existence? My favorite character in this story is Seth. He is a true friend to Lydia and does whatever he can to help her.The story ends with a cliffhanger so I'll have to read the next book in the series to find out what happens next.I give this book 3.5 stars

  • Jill
    2018-11-25 13:02

    Book one in The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley series. This is another Amish series. I think some of the ideas and story lines were a little different then I have read before. Lydia was badly injured in a car accident at age 5. She lost her early memories, now she is married with 2 children and in her mid 20's. Great Aunt Sara mentions Lydia's mother and her 3 daughters. Lydia knows she was adopted by her Aunt and Uncle, but no one had ever told her about sisters. It made me wonder just what I would think if that would have happened to me. Lydia feels she must find her sisters so she sets out to do just that.An easy read.

  • Carolyn E
    2018-11-21 13:36

    Another wonderful story from Marta Perry!! I loved this book. I am looking forward to reading the second book in this series, Susanna's Dream. According to the information in Lydia's Hope, this second book will be released in February 2014.

  • Rachel
    2018-12-10 10:02

    I always enjoy Marta Perry's book so I really like 'Lydia's Hope'. A different kind of Amish book, this story tells of Lydia Beachy's search for her two sisters that she only found out she had. After her parents deaths, Lydia was raised by her aunt and uncle but was never told that she also had sisters. Lydia decides she needs to find them but will they accept her now as one was raised Amish and one English? I can't wait for the next book.

  • A Leisure Moment
    2018-11-16 07:47

    Although it held my attention, I felt sad at the end for the outcome of one sister. I will be eager to to get my hands on the next installment.To read the rest of the review, simply follow the link: http://www.aleisuremoment.com/2014/06...

  • Cd Rodden
    2018-12-14 11:53

    I liked reading about the differences in the Amish culture. It is almost like reading about a family in another time or another country. I thought the author did a really nice job of showing how difficult the Amish life can be when interacting with those of us in the modern culture. There was just one part at the end where I would have liked to see something but didn't. This is the first book in a series so I think I'll try reading book two to see if it shows up there.

  • Pat
    2018-12-12 07:42

    An excellent story that was hard to put down. Lydia finds out that she has 2 sisters from whom she was separated after her parents were killed in an accident. She is determined to find them and to reunite with them. But not everyone thinks this is for the best.You will read about some characters from Pleasant Valley that have been in Marta Perry's previous books.

  • Diane Walters
    2018-12-09 09:50

    If Hallmark hasn't picked up this story yet, they should. It is right up their alley. I enjoyed it because it was a light, easy story, albeit a bit on the emotional side. The audio version was well done. It is nice to find another author where I can just relax and coast without thinking too much about characters or plots. And, it had a happy ending.

  • Kim
    2018-11-17 09:41

    When I saw this was part of a series about 3 sisters finding each other, I wasn't sure if I really wanted to continue reading. However, as I read further, I got into the storyline more. I read to relax and I didn't want to get into all the drama that some authors get into. Marta did a great job with the story. It had a good ending.

  • Marie
    2018-12-04 12:40

    Enjoyed the concept of this book, finding sisters at an older age. It happened to one of my best friends, a half brother found him at past middle age. A good experience for both families. Looking forward to the next in the series and sad I have to wait until February. Will certainly be on my Wish List.