Hannah's Joy (Paperback)

By Marta Perry

Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425246948, 320pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

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Description

Returning to Pleasant Valley is giving Hannah Conroy a much-needed chance at a new life.But now she must discover her true place in the world

Unexpected tragedy has left Hannah without her soldier husband and a home for her baby son, Jamie. Seeking refuge, she comes to live with her aunt in Pleasant Valley, a place she hasn t seen since childhood, when her parents left the Mennonite faith. Working in her aunt's bakery is a way for Hannah to get back on her feet, but she isn t sure if she can live by tradition or if she and Jamie should stay for good. She finds an unexpected, sympathetic listener in furniture maker William Brand. His stutter makes him feel like a permanent outsider in his Amish community, and he understands her loneliness.

Hannah is irresistibly drawn to the shy, caring William, and her education in speech therapy makes it natural for her to want to help him speak more easily. But how can she encourage his attention when she might someday leave Pleasant Valley, and when her father-in-law, a military officer, is scheming to take Jamie away from her? As William seeks the courage to stand up for the woman who believes in him, Hannah must decide where her true home lies in the free, ever-changing world she knows, or in the simpler, loving community she's found



About the Author

A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and her own Pennsylvania Dutch roots led Marta Perry to write about the Plain People who add to the rich heritage of her home state. She is the author of more than fifty inspirational romance novels, including the Pleasant Valley series and the Keepers of the Promise trilogy. She lives with her husband in a century-old farmhouse.


Praise For Hannah's Joy

"What a joy it is to read Marta Perry's novels!"
-New York Times bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray

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