Rachel's Garden

Rachel's Garden

Paperback - 2010
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An Amish widow must rely on her faith and the kindness of her close-knit community as she mends her broken heart in this compelling novel in the Pleasant Valley series.

It has been almost a year since the Amish community of Pleasant Valley lost Ezra Brand to a tragic accident. Since then, his wife Rachel has struggled to raise their three children and run their dairy farm...

Rachel's friends and family have come forward to help. But all of their constant advice, however well intentioned, puts undue pressure on Rachel. And when Ezra's best friend, Gideon Zook, asks her permission to build the greenhouse that Ezra had always promised her, she finds his presence too painful a reminder of the past.

As spring turns to summer, and Rachel puts her heart into growing the plants that have always brought her joy, can she discover the courage to embrace new beginnings?
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2010.
ISBN: 9780425232361
Characteristics: 343 pages ;,22 cm.


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soblessed59 May 07, 2011

Rachel's Garden(Book#2 Pleasant Valley Series)

I am really enjoying the Pleasant Valley Series by Marta Perry. I have become very caught up in her characters and am anxious to read more about them. Especially in book #3 Anna's Return about Leah's sister Anna who 'jumped the fence' and left her Amish community 3 years ago and now returns unmarried with a baby.

I thought both book #1 Leah's Choice and Book #2 Rachel's Garden were very well written and thoroughly engaging novels. I am also very happy the way each succeeding book includes characters from the preceding book.

This is very enjoyable because many authors of series do not do that. You get all caught up in some characters and then they are just dropped and you never see them mentioned again,even if something important was going on with them! That does not happen in this series.

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