Do you have a sister? If so, you know that despite quarrels, envy, frustration, and all the other negative emotions that siblings can arouse so easily, a sister is still a treasure. Your sister is the person with whom you never have to pretend. She’s seen the worst in you, and she loves you anyway!
As we get older, we discover that our sisters are the only ones who truly
understand where we come from, the only ones who know what it was like growing
up in our families.
you were an adult when you discovered that you had not one, but two younger
sisters you didn’t remember? That’s the unimaginable truth that confronts Amish
wife and mother Lydia Beachy in my new book out on June 4th from Berkley
Books: Lydia’s Hope, The Lost
Sisters of Pleasant Valley, Book One. With no memory of her birth parents or the
tragic accident that took their lives and her memories, she has loved the aunt
and uncle who adopted her as if they were her parents. Now, it seems, they’ve
hidden a secret from her all her life. She has two younger sisters: Susanna, who
was adopted by an Amish couple in another community, and Chloe, who was raised
by their wealthy grandmother among the Englisch.
Angry and confused, Lydia first seeks out Susanna, but stops short of telling
her the truth. To track down Chloe, she enlists the help of a neighbor who has
spent some years in the Englisch world. Meanwhile, Lydia’s husband is keeping a
secret of his own. Lydia yearns to be united with the sisters she has never
known, but will revealing herself to them tear their lives apart…or enrich them
beyond all imagining?
The story of the three sisters will conclude in Susanna’s Dream, The Lost Sisters of
Pleasant Valley, Book Two, which will come out in February, 2014. I hope you’ll
enjoy the sisters’ stories.
My own dear sister, Patricia, passed away on December 31, 2012, just as I was
writing this series, and she has left such a hole in my heart. Thinking of her
lent a special poignancy to writing these particular books, and I’m sure I’ll
never look at them without seeing her dear face.
Please, take a moment to get in touch with your sister, just to let her know you're thinking of her.