Monday, January 31, 2011

Book Review: "Leah's Choice" by Marta Perry

Pleasant Valley Book One

Leah's Choice (Pleasant Valley, Bk 1)

Book Description:

All of Pleasant Valley seems to think the newcomer from Lancaster County is the perfect match for Teacher Leah. After all, so few new families come to their separate Amish community, and fewer still unmarried men. Daniel Glick is a widower with three young children to look after-clearly he's in need of a wife.

Daniel's past haunts him. Though he cannot miss the beauty in Leah's bright eyes and patient ways, he also sees a reminder of his pain-filled marriage. Leah, too, has a burden to bear. Years ago, she was engaged to Johnny Kile, and she was heartbroken when he decided to leave the Amish community. Since then she has immersed herself in teaching, forgetting any hopes of having her own family. When Johnny returns, seeking reconciliation, Leah must decide between two pathways, either of which will completely change her life.

My Thoughts:
When I looked at TBR pile trying to decide what I was in the mood to read, I decided on an Amish book.  I narrowed my choices down until I decided on "Leah's Choice".  It is the first book in the Pleasant Valley series and I have the next two books already on my shelf.
I enjoy reading the first book of a new series because I anticipate learning the new place and the new characters.
The author did a great job of introducing both in this new series.
I fell in love with the people and Pleasant Valley.  I might be a bit partial being a Pennsylvanian myself and I've visited Amish country many times.
My heart went out to Leah, Daniel and the Glick children and I hoped for a happy ending for them all.  I was not disappointed.  The road was rocky, bumpy and windy but I was well please with the ending.
I'm looking forward to reading "Rachel's Garden", the next book of the series.

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