Marta Perry: The Rescued



To you by OBS reviewer ScottIn modern day central Pennsylvania Judith Wegler tries to heal the growing rift between her husband Isaac and his teenage brother Joseph whom Judith and Isaac have raised as their own Isaac s hurtful silence about this tragic past has robbed Judith of any certainty of her husband s love When Judith s grandmother gifts her with an antiue study table she discovers a hidden packet of letters that changes her life foreverIn the letters dated 1953 the widow Mattie Lapp fights against the county s attempts to force Amish children to attend a consolidated public school even if it means arrest and imprisonment Mattie knows she can t face this challenge alone and turns to her late husband s cousin Adam for help but she s terrified at the prospect of relying on someone elseNow as the two women s stories converge both must learn to stand p for their beliefs and to love again even when it means risking their heartsThis story follows the stories of two Amish Families the Weglers and the Lapps The Weglers live in modern day Pennsylvania and is the story of Judith Issac his brother Joseph and Judith s 3 children Judith s husband Isaac was victim of a horrible house fire that killed his parents and siblings He only was able to save baby Joseph whom he has raised with Judith s help Never talking about the night of the fire is driving a wedge between the couple and with Joseph turning 16 is putting Judith in between the two brothersOn the Lapps side though Mattie is a widow in the early 50 s and the government has decreed the Amish send their children to a consolidated public school the conseuences of which mean fines and imprisonment As an Amish wife and mother struggles to hold her family together a story from the past teaches her how to face her daily challenges with strength and love In modern day central Pennsylvania Judith Wegler tries to heal the growing rift between her husband Isaac and his teenage brother Joseph whom Judith and Isaac have raised as their own ever since both brothers lost their parents.

Attie knows what she must do but has to do so by herself In the background is Adam her late husband s cousin who has been a rock during these troubling times He has expressed his feelings for her but she is scared when she knows she has to turn to him for helpBack in the modern era Isaac wants Joseph to take over the farm and Joseph wants to fix engines Judith wonders if Isaac only picked her for a wife because she would make a good mother As the tension builds Judith is given a desk from her grandmother for the house and in the desk she finds letters As she reads these letters she bonds and with MattieThe weaving of the two plots was skillfully done and the writing was vibrant and tasteful The characters were three dimensional with a lot of depth put into them For lovers of Marta Perry Amish fiction or a fascinating cultural insight into the Amish lifestyle then this is right p your alley It is a short read and closes on a happy note Who could ask for a better story Excellent Another great book about family love patience and grief It always delves into the much needed open communication between spouses A heart warming story of family conflict This is the second book in this series I have read and i am still impressed how seamlessly the story goes from one era to another and how it points out the problems that the Amish have to work with when they are trying not to follower decisions made by the Government for their children Decisions which is against their religious beliefs of family responsibility for their children based on their religious beliefsIn current time Judith is faced with the struggle between her husband and his brother their fami. And siblings in a horrific fire Meanwhile Isaac’s hurtful silence about this tragic past has robbed Judith of any certainty of her husband’s loveBut when Judith’s grandmother gifts her with an antiue study table she discovers a hidden packet of letters that changes her life In 1953 widow Mattie Lapp fights against the county’s attempts to force Amish children to attend

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Ly were killed in a house fire leaving Isaac and Joseph to struggle with the lost of their family How far can Judith go to protect the dreams of Joseph without it being looked at as not supporting her husband The couple has problems which are not talked about mainly Judith thinking that Isaac marrying her just because he need a wife to help with baby Joseph and Isaac disappointment with Joseph not valuing his inheritances As Judith read the letters left behind in an old desk finds that Mattie who is experiencing problems with the Government wanting to demand that the Amish children be forced to attending English schools She is strengthen by the stance took by Mattie to the events happening in her era This is the 2nd in Marta Perry s Keepers of the Promise series Another interesting parallel story Her Amish heroine Judith is trying to keep the peace between her husband Isaac and his younger brotherJoseph whom they have raised togetherA deep sorrow has wounded Isaac which complicates his relationship with Joseph and catches Judith in the middle of two that she loves so muchAt the same time Judith is reading through an old family diary about an Amish widow caught in the crusade to do away with the old one room schoolhouses where both Englischer and Amish children traditionally learned together When the new high school is built the Amish are put in the crosshairs of the battle between modern and traditionalThis was such a true to life story about a family s struggles to work through pain and conflict And also a story of culture clash which we seem to be going through againI highly recommend this to any reader who loves a story about family and bravery. Consolidated public school even if it means arrest and imprisonment Mattie knows she can’t face this challenge alone and turns to her late husband’s cousin Adam for help but she’s terrified at the prospect of relying on someone elseNow as the two women’s stories converge both must learn to stand p for their beliefs and to love again even when it means risking their hearts.

Marta Perry is a Pennsylvania based author of over 35 novels many of them inspirational romances She uses her rural Pennsylvania life and her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage in writing her books especially in her Pleasant Valley Amish series for Berkley Books and her new Amish set suspense series for HN BooksMarta and her husband live in a centuries old farmhouse in a uiet central Pennsylvania v