While Perry’s latest is the Pleasant Valley series finale, it is strong enough to stand alone. Adding some twists to the classic prodigal son story, Perry crafts characters with compassion, yet with insecurities that make them relatable.

A devastating accident caused Anna Beiler to flee her Amish community for the English world. After three years, Anna returns with her adoptive daughter Gracie in tow. Anna is determined to keep Gracie away from the violent father who never wanted her … until now. Will Anna’s family and friends welcome her back despite the danger she has placed upon them? (BERKLEY, Aug., 291 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Leslie L. McKee