Monday, October 13, 2014

The Forgiven By Marta Perry

When three women, all cousins, are given the task of sorting through the treasures of several generations of their Amish family, they each discover a story from the past that provides insights and inspiration for their own lives.
Central Pennsylvania, current day. Rebecca Fisher gladly accepted her husband Paul’s dreams as her own, but now that he has passed away, she’s struggling to raise two children and keep her home. Renting her stable to carpenter Matthew Byler offers a partial solution—even though Matthew has a troubled history, having sometimes failed to embrace Amish beliefs. As Matthew seeks to prove himself, Rebecca realizes how dependent she has become on others. Where can she find the courage to grow and change?

Lancaster County, 1941. As war threatens, Anna Esch pours her experiences into her diary. Her world seems to crumble as neighbors turn against the Amish and her love, Jacob, is sent to a camp far away for refusing to fight. She can’t know, as she grows from a girl into a woman during a time of trouble and grief, that one day another Amish woman will gain strength from the words she writes and will learn that she, too, can become a keeper of the promise.
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A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and her own Pennsylvania Dutch roots led Marta Perry to write about the Plain People who add to the rich heritage of her home state. She is the author of more than fifty inspirational romance novels including the Pleasant Valley series and the Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley series. She lives with her husband in a century-old farmhouse.

This is a fantastic start to the new series Keepers of the Promise.
I read all night until I finished the very last page. I hated to see this book end.
Perry has such a way with words and she know her stuff when it comes to Amish fiction, you would think that she was Amish herself.
You are sure to love this very inspirational read. You are going to love the characters as well.
You have to check out the three recipes at the end of this book.
I can't wait until book 2 in this series The Rescued is released.
I gave this book 5 stars and I highly recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Another great review on one of my favorite authors! This one is going on my wish list!

    Judy B

  2. Wonderful author and one of my favorites!

  3. This book sounds wonderful! Thank you, Mary, for your great review.

  4. Marta writes such good books. She is definitely a talent! Sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

  5. Wonderful review Mary. This book is one that want to get and read.

  6. Another great review.I am looking forward to reading this book.