Heroine Interview from Lydia’s Hope by Marta Perry

» Posted on Jun 18, 2013 in Blog | 9 comments

This week I’m hosting  Marta Perry with Lydia’s Hope (US and Canada only, Allie Pleiter with The Fireman’s Homecoming (US only) and Miralee Ferrell with Blowing on Dandelions (US and Canada only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (June 23rd) evening.

LydiasHope-LostSistersDec6Interview with the heroine from Lydia’s Hope by Marta Perry:

1.  Lydia Beachy, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m really a very ordinary Amish housewife. My husband, Adam, and I have two sons, and we run an orchard in Pleasant Valley. But recently I learned that my birth parents had two other daughters, younger than I, that I’ve never heard of. It’s hard, learning that people you love have kept secrets from you. But it may be harder still to find my two lost sisters.

2.  What do you do for fun?

I love playing with my two boys, going to work frolics with my friends, putting up preserves and canning with my adoptive mother. Most of all, I love the orchard. Just being in the orchard, tending the trees, harvesting the fruit, makes me feel close to the parents I don’t remember.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?

I hate to disagree with the people I love, and I have trouble telling them things they won’t want to hear, like the fact that I’m determined to find my little sisters, no matter what.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

I’m afraid of losing the people I love, maybe because I’ve already lost my parents.

5.  What do you want out of life?

I want my family to be complete.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

My family and my faith are the most important aspects of my life. I can’t imagine who I’d be without them.

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?

I like to read, especially in the winter when there is not so much outside work to do. I especially like stories of families.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 

I would like to be braver, because then I could search out my sisters for myself.

9.  Do you have a pet?

If so, what is it and why that pet? We have Shep, a dear old dog who is like a friend. He watches the kinder while they play and do their chores, and the minute I step outside, he is at my heels, looking out for me.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

I would like to go back to the time when my family was intact and see, just for a moment, my birth mother and father.



  1. I know I will enjoy Lydia’s story. I do like Amish stories.

  2. Thank you, Lydia, for a great interview. I’m interested in reading your story.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  3. This is a wonderful interview and sounds like a heartwarming story I would love to read! I, too, would love to go back to the time when my family was all intact. 🙁


  4. Such a great interview. I love Amish stories.


  5. I love the interview from Lydia’s point of view. Looks like a fun book.


  6. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful novel 🙂

  7. I love Amish stories. Thanks for the giveaway.


  8. Hi Lydia,
    You had a great interview with Margaret. You think you are an ordinary Amish, i love Amish books! So you found out that you have two other sister, and they are younger that you. You are afraid to tell the parents that raised you, that you are going to look for your sisters. I pray that every thing works out for you. God bless you.
    Norma S n38stanforth@yahoo.com

  9. Sounds like a lovely family

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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