Friday, May 11, 2012

Beyond Hope's Valley (and giveaway)

First, the winner of Tina Pinson's giveaway is Lynette Endicott. Congratulations, Lynette!

Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Broadman & Holman
April 2012
ISBN: 978-1-5336-6870-8
Genre: Inspirational/Amish

Where does her heart belong?

Marianna Sommer returns to Shipshewana, Indiana, with her long-intended future husband, Aaron Zook, to help her brother Levi and his girlfriend prepare for a baby—and their wedding. She also needs to plan her own marriage to Aaron. But things are not as they seem. Levi is adamant the baby Naomi carries isn’t his, but he doesn’t know who the father is. And Aaron seems to have secrets, his personality becoming more like his disapproving mother’s.

Not to mention, Marianna isn’t entirely certain she’ll be able to forget the handsome English singer/songwriter who lived in a cabin in Montana, Ben. As Marianna struggles to find her footing in the stricter Amish community in Indiana, will she be able to give up past hurts and past loves and focus on the future? Or could the secrets that are carried by others impact Marianna’s decisions and where she truly belongs?

BEYOND HOPE’S VALLEY is the third and final book in Ms. Goyer’s A Big Sky series. Readers will want to read these books from start to finish, Along Wooded Paths, Beside Still Waters, and BEYOND HOPE’S VALLEY, as the stories all tie together.

The series wrapped up the way I wanted it to, in a way, which made me glad, but the story lacked the passion that Ms. Goyer has in her World War II novels. It is a very good Amish story, and very well told, and I enjoyed it much. BEYOND HOPE’S VALLEY is a sweet ending to this series. Some recipes are included at the end of the book. $14.99. 390 pages.

About the book:

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

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.

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.

More info: Living Inspired and

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About the giveaway!

Tricia is hosting a Custom Amish Prize Pack Giveaway and an All Things Amish Author Chat Party!

Please help us spread the word about Tricia's fun promotion! A few ways to do that are:

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Beyond Hope's Valley, Book Three in Tricia Goyer's Big Sky series has arrived! Read the exciting conclusion to Marianna Sommer's story. Enter to win a CUSTOM AMISH PRIZE PACK in Tricia Goyer’s BEYOND HOPE'S VALLEY Giveaway! All the details here: "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." Pick up a copy today!

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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!)

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:

murray said...

This sounds wonderful! All the best with your writing and stories! God bless!