Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Susanna's Dream

 
GIVEAWAY

PERRY, MARTA
SUSANNA'S DREAM

As young girls, three Amish sisters were separated and told nothing about each other.  When the long-held secret of their parentage came to light many years later, two of the grown women reconnected.  Now they reach out to the third…
 
Susanna Bitler’s life is in complete turmoil. Still reeling from the death of her mother, she is further disheartened when her business partner hints that she is going to quit the gift shop they run together near Pleasant Valley. But the biggest revelation is yet to come.

Grateful for their own hard-won relationship, Lydia Beachy and Chloe Wentworth are eager to reveal themselves to Susanna as her long-lost sisters.  But their news utterly distresses Susanna, who is heartbroken to learn that the woman she’s been mourning was not actually her mother.  Despite Lydia and Chloe’s best efforts to make amends, Susanna resolves to keep them at arm’s length. It may take a force of nature to sweep away her fears.  Will that storm demolish all that the three women most value…or unite them in bonds of deep and abiding affection?

My Review:

While a sequel to Lydia's Hope, this reads wonderfully well as a standalone. Perry does a fantastic job of meshing story lines from the first book with this one and a new-to-the-series reader won't have any trouble jumping right into Susanna's story. And what a story it is!

A powerful and inspiring account of sisters separated at birth finding their way to relationship in adulthood. Susanna is shocked to discover that she has two sisters. Hurt and confused that her parents kept the devastating lie right to their deaths. Still reeling from the loss of her mother, she's thrust headlong into a battery of emotional turmoil as she struggles to get her bearings. Sparring with a 'helpful' Amish widower just adds to the chaos circling around her. And then, for good measure, Perry throws in a few dire circumstances beyond anyone's control to keep this plot fast-paced and utterly captivating.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Susanna's Dream please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday January 4  2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

26 comments:

  1. I would enjoy reading this book with a ' plot fast-paced and utterly captivating.' Enjoyed the review :)
    dkstevensne AT outlook DotCOm

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  2. Thank you for your review. This sounds like a great book. I would love to win a copy.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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  3. I have the 1st book...would love to read the sequel! Thx so much for the great review and opportunity to win this, Kav!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You'll love this one even more then. And Chloe gets to finish her story as well. Good luck, Diana.

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  4. This sounds like a book I would love to read. Dire circumstances, fast paced and captivating. Perfect for winter reading! Marta is a new author to me. Amish fiction is my favorite genre.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Oh, Maryann -- she has a number of Amish books out. I haven't read them all, but I've loved every one I have read. Good luck.

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  5. Having 2 sisters myself - I am very interested in this! Count me in, please :)

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Thank you so much for a great review, Kav! I would love this book! It sounds wonderful !

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  7. Amish books are always a favorite of mine and Marta Perry one of my favorite authors.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. She's definitely become one of my favourites as well. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  8. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  9. Thanks for the good review Kav. Yes it sounds like one I would love to read. Please put my name in the drawing.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. Your name is in the drawing, Maxie. Good luck.

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  10. Ohhhh, this sounds soooooo good. Thank you for the chance to win it.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. Count me in for this one! Thanks for the review, good to know you can read it as a stand alone, it sounds so intriguing right off! :)
    lieniitte(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It's a great storyline. Good luck, Lieniitte.

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  12. We have the book, "Lydia's Hope", in the church library. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win this book.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You definitely need to add this one then, Janet. Good luck.

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  13. Sounds like an interesting series... that would be devastating news to receive! and very shocking to say the least.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. And that's what's so fascinating to explore. The author did a fantastic job of showing the reaction not only from the sisters point of view but from those who care about them as well. A real ripple effect. Good luck, Patty.

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