I am a fan of novelist, Marta Perry. I have read many of her novels and just recently enjoyed “Susanna’s Dream”, the second book in the Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley series. I enjoy Ms. Perry’s books because her writing is so believable. She has the ability to make the reader feel what the characters are feeling and thinking. That is truly a gift.
Susanna Bitler has led a difficult life because of an injury that she believes keeps her from enjoying all that a young woman should. She has committed herself to her shop and seeks her fulfillment from that. Her partner in the business is an older woman whose son owns the shop itself and the bulk foods shop where most of the area residents shop. As his mother is getting older, he thinks that she should give up the shop. This leaves Susanna in a difficult position because she would have to buy her partner out, and her funds are non-existent. Added to the mix is the reality that Susanna is not really who she thinks she is.
Ms. Perry delights in providing plenty of situations that feed off each other and characters who are deeply intertwined. I enjoyed this book very much and will be looking for the rest of the books in the series.
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