Sixth in the Pleasant Valley series, Hannah’s Joy is a bit slow to engage at first, but the pace picks up as Perry demonstrates that when we are searching for a sense of belonging, we should listen to our hearts.
After her husband, Travis, dies in Afghanistan, Hannah Conroy and her son move in with her Aunt Paula. She never finished her speech therapy program, but Hannah believes her knowledge could help William Brand with his stuttering problem. Hannah was raised a Mennonite but has lived in the Englisch world. William’s family is concerned about their relationship. Travis’ estranged father, Robert, does not want his grandson raised in a community that looks down on the military and threatens to sue for custody. Must Hannah leave her family in order to keep her son? (BERKLEY, Jun., 336 pp., $14.00)
Leslie L. McKee