Thursday, May 3, 2012

Beyond Hope's Valley by Tricia Goyer~ Litfuse Blog Tour with review and giveaway

Beyond Hope's Valley – Book Three in the Big Sky series

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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. 

My take on this book:
Since I enjoyed reading the first two books in the Big Sky series I knew that I would enjoy the final installment in the story, and I wasn't disappointed. This book takes off right where the last one ended. Marianna is  returning to Indiana from Montana, she plans on helping her brother and his girlfriend get ready for their new baby, and she is also looking forward to planning her own wedding to Aaron Zook. Once she is back home though, she finds herself missing Montana. Will she and Aaron marry, or does God have another plan for Marianna?

One of my favorite things about Amish fiction is the wholesome, christian themes woven into the stories, and we certainly get that with this story. I enjoyed seeing Marianna's faith grow as the story progressed.I also liked the interactions that the Amish had with the Englishers. I thought Ms. Goyer did a great job wrapping up this series with a satisfying ending. While we do get a bit of background to fully understand the characters I would recommend reading the other two books in the series first. The recipes included in the back of the book are an added bonus. 

To follow along on the blog tour and read what others are saying click here.

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.

To learn more about the author check out these sites: Living Inspired and

Now on to the giveaway!

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!)

    Enter via E-mail Enter via Facebook Enter via Twitter

    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!

    1 comment:

    1. "One of my favorite things about Amish fiction is the wholesome, christian themes woven into the stories, and we certainly get that with this story"...

      I feel the same way, there are so many good clean books. I don't feel like I'm missing anything by sticking to Christian fiction.


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