Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Beyond Hope's Valley

Beyond Hope's Valley
A Big Sky Novel
Tricia Goyer
(B&H Books)
ISBN: 978-1433668708
April 2012/304 pages/$14.99

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.


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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This was a wonderful end to a thoroughly satisfying series! Marianne endeared herself to me from the beginning of Beside Still Waters (reviewed here) and as I strolled Along Wooded Paths (reviewed here), and I was eager to discover what her choice would be and how her life would continue to unfold. I love Tricia Goyer's portrayal of the Englisch in this novel and the close relationship shared by them and the Amish in Montana, including their meeting together for prayer. Marianna's new awareness of God's closeness is beautiful, and I found myself cheering for her to hold onto her fresh faith. Tricia Goyer once again demonstrates her expertise in a variety of genres with this engaging story.

See what other reviewers on the blog tour are saying about this book here.

Win a Custom Amish Prize Pack from @TriciaGoyer in her Beyond Hope's Valley Giveaway! RSVP for All Things Amish Party {5/21}!

Celebrate with Tricia and enter to win a custom-made Amish Wall hanging in the colors of your choice ... and much more!

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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Don't miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 21st!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from B&H Books & Litfuse Publicity as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Beth said...

My mom just asked me yesterday if the 3rd book was out yet. She read the first 2 at my house over Christmas! Thanks for the review and I will NEED to get this one to read!

Cakeblast said...

I just entered through your Twitter link and RSVP'd for the party. I have never read any of the three books, but have always been fascinated by the Amish. Great review and Thanks!