Anna's Return

Anna's Return

Book - 2010
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In the third Pleasant Valley novel, the Amish community welcomes back one of their daughters, but she hasn't returned alone...

After spending three years in the English world, Anna Beiler has come back to Pleasant Valley with a baby girl, which will surely cause a stir since Anna is unmarried. She is also hiding secrets: the baby is not hers by birth, nor does she intend to stay. Rather, she desperately needs sanctuary from the child's violent father...

It surprises Anna how quickly her Amish habits return to her, and how satisfying it feels to reconnect with her friends and family. Even Anna's childhood friend Samuel, whose slow, thoughtful manner used to frustrate her, becomes a fond and reassuring companion.

But Anna hasn't fully faced the consequences of her irresponsible youth, and now, her mere presence may endanger the family she holds dear. If she wants to stay, she must seek forgiveness from the community whose blessing she took for granted, and experience the true change of heart required to make a new beginning.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, c2010.
ISBN: 9780425234266
0425234266
Branch Call Number: INSPIRATIONAL PERRY M
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 20 cm.

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silverbookworm
Mar 13, 2016

Another good read by Marta Perry. I've read several of her books, now, and have enjoyed everyone of them.

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Einekatze11
Apr 28, 2014

I LOVED this book! Very well-written and convincing. I learned a lot about the Amish and found the characters really relatable. Near the end I felt so anxious when Pete showed up. I could visualize everything that happened as if I were there, which for me is a sign of an excellent storyteller. Can't wait to read more from Marta Perry!

soblessed59 May 07, 2011

Anna's Return: Pleasant Valley Book Three by Marta Perry
I am very happy to say ,another satisfying book in this series
Anna's Return was another 5-star read for me! I really enjoyed the development of the romance between Anna and Samuel. Samuel was a great hero,who I had no trouble falling for myself!

I really liked the way the author had the Bishop tell Anna not to be in a hurry to go before the church with a confession. She realizes later after a lot of maturing that he was so right to tell her that because a confession and pledge for the church at that time would have been phony and not from the heart,plus she had not yet comes to terms with IF she really even intended to stay!

Enjoyed having the characters from previous books here too.

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