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Perry, Marta

Works: 176 works in 725 publications in 1 language and 30,564 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Christian fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Religious fiction  Christmas stories  Legal stories  Legal fiction (Literature)  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3616.E7933, 813.6
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Most widely held works by Marta Perry
Leah's choice by Marta Perry( Book )
18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
All of Pleasant Valley seems to think the newcomer from Lancaster County is the perfect match for Teacher Leah. After all, so few new families come to their separate Amish community, and fewer still unmarried men. Daniel Glick is a widower with three young children to look after-clearly he's in need of a wife. Daniel's past haunts him. Though he cannot miss the beauty in Leah's bright eyes and patient ways, he also sees a reminder of his pain-filled marriage. Leah, too, has a burden to bear. Years ago, she was engaged to Johnny Kile, and she was heartbroken when he decided to leave the Amish community. Since then she has immersed herself in teaching, forgetting any hopes of having her own family. When Johnny returns, seeking reconciliation, Leah must decide between two pathways, either of which will completely change her life
Rachel's garden by Marta Perry( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,363 libraries worldwide
It has been almost a year since the Amish community of Pleasant Valley lost Ezra Brand to tragedy. Now his wife Rachel struggles to raise their three children and run their farm
Anna's return by Marta Perry( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,330 libraries worldwide
After spending three years in the English world, Anna Beiler returns to the Pleasant Valley Amish with a baby girl, which will surely cause a stir since Anna is unmarried. What they don't know is that the baby is adopted, and Anna desperately needs to protect it from its violent father. Anna finds it reassuring to reconnect with family and old friends. But she hasn't fully faced the consequences of her irresponsible youth. And now she may be endangering her family. If she wants to stay, she must seek forgiveness from the community whose blessing she took for granted, and experience the true change of heart required to make a new beginning
Katie's way by Marta Perry( Book )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
After a thwarted romance, Katie Miller starts over by moving to Pleasant Valley and opening a quilt shop. When acts of vandalism threaten Katie's shop, she turns to furniture maker, Caleb Brand, and their friendship deepens. But will Caleb's secret past prevent him from embracing a future with Katie? Or will their fragile romance develop the strength to last a lifetime
Lydia's hope by Marta Perry( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
"With no memory of her birth parents, or the tragic accident that took their lives, Lydia Beachy has always been grateful for the aunt and uncle who took her in and raised her as their own. Now a married woman with two sons, Lydia finds her life turned upside down when she discovers that she has two younger sisters: Susanna, who was adopted by an Amish family in another community, and Chloe, who was raised by their grandmother among the Englisch"--Page 4 of cover
The forgiven by Marta Perry( Book )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 964 libraries worldwide
When three women, all cousins, are given the task of sorting through the treasures of several generations of their Amish family, they each discover a story from the past that provides insights and inspiration for their own lives
Vanish in plain sight by Marta Perry( Book )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 940 libraries worldwide
Arriving in Lancaster County to find the truth surrounding her mother's mysterious disappearance, Marisa Angelo finds an ally in the man who discovered her mother's bloodstained suitcase in the wall of the house he inherited from his uncle
The rescued by Marta Perry( Book )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 libraries worldwide
"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 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 love. But when Judith's grandmother gifts her with an antique 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 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 else. Now, as the two women's stories converge, both must learn to stand up for their beliefs and to love again, even when it means risking their hearts. "--
Sarah's gift by Marta Perry( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Amish midwife Sarah Mast takes over responsibility from her aging aunt to run the Pleasant Valley birthing center and must fight those skeptical of her abilities, including Aaron Miller, who previously seemed drawn to her
Murder in plain sight by Marta Perry( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 791 libraries worldwide
"Did a sweet-faced Amish teenager brutally murder a young woman? To save her career, big-city lawyer Jessica Langdon is determined to defend him -- against the community's bitter and even violent outrage. Yet without an understanding of Amish culture, Jessica must rely on arrogant businessman Trey Morgan, who has ties to the Amish community ... and believes in the boy's guilt. Jessica has threats coming from all sides: a local fanatic, stirred up by the biased publicity of the case; the dead girl's boyfriend; even from the person she's learned to trust the most, Trey Morgan. But just when Jessica fears she's placed her trust in the wrong man, Trey saves her life. And now they must both reach into a dangerous past to protect everyone's future -- including their own"--Page 4 of cover
Home by dark by Marta Perry( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 libraries worldwide
Rachel Weaver Mason is finally going home to Deer Run, the Amish community she left behind so many years ago. Recently widowed, she wants desperately to create a haven for herself and her young daughter. But the community, including Rachel's family, is anything but welcoming. The only person happy to see her is her teenage brother, Benjamin, and he's protecting a dark secret that endangers them all. Determined to keep Benjamin safe from a suspected killer, Rachel has no choice but to turn to the one man she wanted to get as far away from as possible. Colin McDonald was her late husband's friend, and the man who came between them. He's never forgotten her and would do anything to keep her and her family safe. Rachel doesn't know if she can trust Colin, or her growing feelings for him. But as they hunt for the killer, the tension between them builds and soon both their lives - and their hearts - are on the line
The rebel by Marta Perry( Book )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 libraries worldwide
"In the final Keepers of the Promise novel, the acclaimed author of the Pleasant Valley series tells about a young Amish woman who must make a difficult choice, just as her grandmother did years ago. Central Pennsylvania, current day. Restless and adventurous, Amish Barbie Lapp has been stepping out among the Englisch. Minister Benuel Kauffman doesn't approve of her choices, but he can't deny the positive influence Barbie has on his wayward teenage sister. As Barbie is drawn to the kindness beneath Benuel's gruff exterior, the mementos she finds in a dower chest given to her by her grandmother, Elizabeth, provide the insight she needs to decide whether to fully embrace the Amish way of life or leave it behind for forever. Lancaster County, 1960. As working farms for the Amish become more scarce, Elizabeth Lapp's husband, Reuben, tries to persuade her that they would be better off moving north. But the prospect of leaving her close-knit community of family and friends frightens Elizabeth. Can she muster enough love and faith to leap into a new life? Two women from one family, separated by decades, both find that the ultimate adventure takes place in the heart"--
Search the dark by Marta Perry( Book )
15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 libraries worldwide
"While caring for her ailing mother in Deer Run, Pennsylvania, Meredith agrees to help her cousin find out what really happened to a teenage Amish boy whose death is still shrouded in mystery after twenty years. When a ghost from her own past reappears, there is suddenly a lot more at stake"--
Danger in plain sight by Marta Perry( Book )
15 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 692 libraries worldwide
Returning home to the Amish country she left behind, news photographer Libby Morgan is reunited with police chief Adam Byler, who, striving to keep peace between the Amish and their modern Englischer neighbors, needs her help in finding the person responsible for attacking a young woman
Hannah's joy by Marta Perry( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Years after leaving the Mennonite faith with her parents, the recently widowed Hannah Conroy returns to the simple life in Pleasant Valley with her toddler son to try and figure out where she truly belongs
Abandon the dark by Marta Perry( Book )
10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
"Lainey Colton returns to Deer Creek, Pennsylvania, to care for her beloved great-aunt Rebecca. Lawyer Jake Evans questions her motives, but is drawn to her. However, no amount of attraction will matter if he can't keep her safe from a mysterious threat"--
Restless hearts by Marta Perry( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 550 libraries worldwide
A search for her roots brought midwife Fiona Flanagan to Pennsylvania Dutch country--and made her wonder whether she should turn back. The area's mixture of Amish and English culture confused her, and her first encounter with local police chief Ted Rittenhouse didn't help. He'd thought she was breaking into her own office!
Naomi's Christmas : a Pleasant Valley novel by Marta Perry( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 libraries worldwide
When a new life beckons, a dutiful Amish woman must decide what she owes her family ... and what she owes herself
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