Hannah's Joy

Hannah's Joy

Book - 2015
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Returning to Pleasant Valley gives a widow a much-needed chance at a new life. But now she must decide if she truly belongs in the Amish 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...
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780425246948
Branch Call Number: FIC Perry
Characteristics: 320 pages


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May 22, 2019

An excellent story with real life issues of faith and family colliding with outside world pressures.

Jul 04, 2012

I have read some other books about Amish life but I think Martha Perry is becoming my favourite author. I really enjoyed this book in the series. A great read when you want to escape.

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