MY REVIEW:

“Beyond Hope’s Valley”, the third installment of Tricia Goyer’s Big Sky series takes Marianna back to her home in Indiana to help her brother prepare for his wedding and to make plans for her own wedding to Aaron. Although everything she had dreamed of was working out for her, Marianna finds that everything and everyone in her old home seem to have changed.  Or is it that Marianna herself has changed. She finds herself missing Montana and the family and friends she left behind. Then there are the whispers behind her back and the secrets that no one wants to tell her. She  is even beginning to wonder if she is supposed to marry Aaron after all.

“Beyond Hope’s Valley” clearly contrasts the more legalistic group of Amish in Indiana to the Montana Amish who mix more readily with the Englisch. Marianna’s quest for a true relationship with the Lord is well written and helps the reader understand the difference between relationship and following a set of rules.

I very much enjoyed “Beyond Hope’s Valley” as I did the first two books in this series. I was quite happy with Marianna’s final decision and the overall conclusion of the book. The Big Sky series is not the usual Amish fiction I have become used to and I found it to be a refreshing change.

This book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity.



ABOUT THE BOOK:
Beyond Hope’s Valley – Book Three in the Big Sky series

After an extended stay in Montana, where Amish traditions are different than in her home state, Marianna Sommer returns to Indiana for two reasons, first to help her brother and his girlfriend prepare for a baby and their wedding. Second, to plan her own wedding to Aaron Zook — a marriage she’s been dreaming about ever since childhood. And yet, although she had missed the idyllic farms and families of her upbringing, Marianna is surprised that Indiana is somehow making her long now for Montana.

As months pass, secrets that were hidden in winter’s frozen grasp thaw and take on a life of their own. The truths about a child, about a past relationship, and about God’s plans are being revealed. Walking through a valley of questions, Marianna must hold on to hope as she decides where and with whom her heart truly belongs.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of thirty-two books including Beside Still Waters, Remembering You, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences and is the host of Living Inspired. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.

More info: Living Inspired and www.triciagoyer.com.

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