Keepers of the Promise: Book One
By Marta Perry
Berkley Books, Paperback, 9780425271414, 384pp.
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
"Central Pennsylvania, current day." Rebecca Fisher gladly accepted her husband Paul's dreams as her own, but now that he has passed away, she's struggling to raise two children and keep her home. Renting her stable to carpenter Matthew Byler offers a partial solution--even though Matthew has a troubled history, having sometimes failed to embrace Amish beliefs. As Matthew seeks to prove himself, Rebecca realizes how dependent she has become on others. Where can she find the courage to grow and change?
"Lancaster County, 1941." As war threatens, Anna Esch pours her experiences into her diary. Her world seems to crumble as neighbors turn against the Amish and her love, Jacob, is sent to a camp far away for refusing to fight. She can't know, as she grows from a girl into a woman during a time of trouble and grief, that one day another Amish woman will gain strength from the words she writes and will learn that she, too, can become a keeper of the promise.
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES.
Praise for the Pleasant Valley and The Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley novels:
"What a joy to read Marta Perry's novels!"—Shelley Shepard Gray, author of the Sisters of the Heart series
"[Perry] never disappoints."—The Mary Reader
"A delightful novel!"—Romance Reviews Today
"A great story of friendship, second chances, and faith...Wonderful."—Reviews from the Heart
"Sure to appeal to fans of Beverly Lewis."—Library Journal