Thursday, May 3, 2012

Litfuse Tour: Beyond Hope's Valley – Book Three in the Big Sky series by Tricia Goyer

About Tricia:

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.

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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 belong.

Link to buy the book:
Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2012 by B&H Publishing Group 
ISBN143366870x (ISBN13: 9781433668708)

Win a Custom Amish Prize Pack from @TriciaGoyer in her Beyond Hope's Valley Giveaway!
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One fortunate winner will receive: 
  •  Custom Amish Wall Hanging {You choose the colors!} 
  • An Amish Doll {Sweet.} 
  • Amish-made basket {It’s picnic season!} 
  • Doilies, potholder and an Amish cookbook {All items form Bird-in-Hand, PA!} 
  • Three book Big Sky Amish series {Be swept away by this captivating series.} 
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 20th. Winner will be announced at "All Things Amish" Author Chat Facebook Party on 5/21. Tricia will be hosting an author chat (on Facebook and Live from her website) and giving away books, gift certificates and more!

So grab your copy of Beyond Hope's Valley and join Tricia on the evening of the May 21st for a fun chat, trivia contest (How much do you know about the Amish?) and lots of giveaways. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)

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My Thoughts:

This novel begins where book two in this series left off, with Marianna on a train with her future husband Aaron Zook.  They have just left Montana and are headed for their childhood hometown of Shipshewana, Indiana where Aaron has built them a new home.  Before they marry Marianna has promised to help her brother Levi and his future wife Naomi prepare for the unexpected birth of their baby.  Naomi's parents have asked they wait to marry until after the baby is born. So Aaron will get to court Marianna properly before they set a date for their own wedding.

I can't help but use the old saying that this little Amish community has turned into a regular Peyton Place.  The town folk seem to know everyone's family secrets, even some secrets that folks don't even know about their own relatives. Even though the Amish do not approve of gossiping, things sure do get spread from house to house like a wildfire.

So many secrets, temptations and past guilt are alive and abundant in this novel.  But so is Love.  Love and Faith in God's will and a new desire to read God's Word from the English Bible. Also praying and talking to God which created a personal relationship between God and themselves.

This book was definitely the icing on the cake, as some say.  I couldn't put it down.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from B & H Publishing Group for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review it is my own opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely review! I'll have to keep my eyes open for the first few in the series :) Thanks Patricia!