I’m so glad you stopped by to visit the website dedicated to my inspirational romances. Nothing gives me more pleasure than hearing from readers, so I hope you’ll e-mail me. I’ll be happy to reply with a signed bookmark and my free brochure of Pennsylvania Dutch recipes if you’ll send me your mailing address. I also have book plates, and I’d be happy to personalize one for you to put in a copy of my book. Since I come from a long line of women who were only happy when they were feeding people, I enjoy sharing recipes. You’ll also find some on the recipe page of this site.
THE FORGIVEN, Book 1 of my new Keepers of the Promise series, is an October release from Berkley Books. I’m so excited about this new series, as it has given me an opportunity to include a story from the past in each new contemporary Amish book. In THE FORGIVEN, Amish widow Rebecca struggles to start a new life for herself and her children, with her plans challenged by circumstance, by those who love her but have differing views of her future, and especially by Matthew, whose return to the Amish has been a difficult one. As Matthew tries to live the non-violent life required of the Amish, his struggle is mirrored by a story from the past, when Rebecca’s ancestors, Anna and Jacob, try to cope with the threat posed to their peaceful existence by World War II. How is it possible to be a pacifist and a good citizen during wartime? And how does one live at peace in a modern society? Rebecca’s attempt to preserve and share the story of her Amish family in America leads to some unexpected challenges as well as to a renewed hope for the future.
I hope you’ve found SUSANNA’S DREAM, Book Two in the Lost Sisters of Pleasant Valley series, which came out in February. So many people have asked me if there will be a third book in the series that I thought I’d respond here. No, there are only two books in this series. But check back here in December for a Christmas story about the Lost Sisters.
If you enjoy suspense, my new Amish Suspense series begins in March, 2015, with WHERE SECRETS SLEEP, the first book of three which revolve around an Amish quilt shop. And this November, Love Inspired will re-issue a two-in-one Classics volume including SEASON OF SECRETS and A CHRISTMAS TO DIE FOR. Also coming in November is a brand-new Amish Christmas novella in AN AMISH FAMILY CHRISTMAS, from Love Inspired.
You can see my schedule of appearances, as well as read my ramblings about country life and the Plain People, by checking out my blog. Look for me on Facebook at Marta Perry Books, where I enjoy chatting with readers. I’d love to hear from you. I often run special book giveaways on my Facebook page, so you might want to check it out from time to time.
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A Pleasant Valley Christmas