The Forgiven: Keepers of the Promise: Book One (Paperback)

Keepers of the Promise: Book One

By Marta Perry

Berkley Books, 9780425271414, 384pp.

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

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Description

In the first novel in the Keepers of the Promise trilogy, three cousins sort through the treasures of their Amish family and discover stories from the past that provide inspiration for their own lives...

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.


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 The Forgiven: Keepers of the Promise: Book One

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

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