Books by Marta Perry

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A Springtime Heart

A Springtime Heart is a perfectly sweet romance between two former 'wild children' trying to fit back in with the culture of their native communities.  The only thing that really holds it back is occasionally dull narrative voice, which often comes off as pedestrian. The once-rebellious Dorcas B ...

B
Echo of Danger

Marta Perry has been one of my favorite authors for many years, and I’ve always enjoyed her short inspirational romances, many inspired by her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage.  Although Echo of Danger is set in Amish country, any inspirational elements are tangential to the strong romantic suspense. ...

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The Forgiven

World War 2 romances are a favorite of mine and I tend to pick up anything set in this time period. With this particular novel I was excited to explore a piece of history heretofore undiscovered by me – the part of the Amish in this important conflict. I hadn’t really thought about what it would ...

C+
Search the Dark

All the comforts of home. That saying serves to remind us that home is a place where many of us feel most at ease, most ourselves. But for some, home can have a far different meaning. Home can mean the place where you were abused, looked down upon, taken advantage of. For the hero of this story his ...

B
Lydia's Hope

Through a relative's slip of the tongue, Lydia discovers that she has living sisters. After her family's accident in which her parents were killed, the three young sisters were split up, Lydia and her sister Susanna to Amish couples and her youngest sister Chloe to her English, non-Amish grandmother ...

B+
Katie's Way

Like the Amish lifestyle at the heart of the story, Perry’s fifth book in the Pleasant Valley series ambles along, letting readers savor nuances and appreciate subtleties as it wends its way down the path of love. Always with an eye to God’s master plan, Katie’s Way exudes compassion and warmt ...

C
A Father's Place

A Father's Place is a low-key inspirational romance about forgiveness and moving on. Unfortunately, it never really fully engaged my attention. It was an average read. Quinn Forrester is a widower who has spent the two years since the death of his wife off working on engineering ...