Marta Perry Books In Order

Publication Order of Caldwell Kin Books

Hunter's Bride (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Mother's Wish (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Forgive (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promise Forever (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Flanagans Books

Hero in Her Heart (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Unlikely Hero (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hero Dad (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Only Hero (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hearts Afire (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Restless Hearts (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Soldier's Heart (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Three Sisters Inn Books

Hide in Plain Sight (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Christmas To Die For (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buried Sins (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Bodine Family Books

Twice in a Lifetime (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heart of the Matter (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Guardian's Honor (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pleasant Valley Books

Leah's Choice (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rachel's Garden (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anna's Return (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sarah's Gift (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Katie's Way (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hannah's Joy (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Naomi's Christmas (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Brotherhood Of The Raven Books

Murder in Plain Sight (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vanish in Plain Sight (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost in Plain Sight (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger in Plain Sight (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fallen in Plain Sight (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dark Books

Home by Dark (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Search the Dark (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abandon the Dark (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lost Sisters Of Pleasant Valley Books

Lydia's Hope (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Susanna's Dream (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lowcountry Suspense Books

Land's End (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tangled Memories (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Season of Secrets (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Keepers Of The Promise Books

The Forgiven (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rescued (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rebel (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Watcher In The Dark Books

Where Secrets Sleep (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Secrets Strike (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Secrets Die (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lancaster County Weddings Books

A Wife for Jacob and Buried Sins (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Father's Promise (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Since You've Been Gone (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desperately Seeking Dad (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doctor Next Door (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Father Most Blessed (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Father's Place (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Always in Her Heart (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doctor's Christmas (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
True Devotion (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Enemy's Sights (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Justice (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mission: Motherhood (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twin Targets (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Surprise Sister (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Christmas Treasury (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistletoe Prayers (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlequin Holiday Collection (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Crossings (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger in Amish Country (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Amish Family Christmas (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Her Dutch roots and rural Pennsylvania spirit fuse as a concept in the Plain People… An old farmhouse situated in a valley where she lives with her husband; during winter, they travel to their vacation house in South Carolina… She enjoys reading, gardening, baking, taking care of her six grandchildren… And writing books, as the number is close to fifty seven… She used to write short stories and articles when magazine fiction was still convertible… Now it is Amish books and romantic suspense she concentrates on… A cup of Earl Grey tea is an integral component of the requisites without which she can’t start writing… Those are some of the details and aspects of Marta Perry’s background, daily activities and lifestyle.

She developed an interest in mysteries when she was eight, and read about Nancy Drew. It was then when Marta realized that might be her aspiration, and why not ambition, to write challenging stories one day. Till now, her favorite books are the classic mysteries of British origin.

Perry used to combine her writing with her career as a director of Christian Education. Her first writing was directed to children’s stories, incorporated in the curriculum of Sunday schools.

She finds the different genres she switches from one to the other as a refreshing exercise.

For her fiction writing, Perry received the Maroon and Gold Pen Award in 2004. Her books enjoy different prestigious awards.

Marta Perry describes her well-crafted style as setting a romantic story as a focus against the background of either a suspense or inspirational romance. She is also fascinated by historical fiction, and this is materialized in the series Keepers of the Promise. A challenging mixture in the books of the series is a storyline of a past event with a present reference.

Real people have vaguely an effect on Marta’s conceiving the characters. She usually makes them up, subject to her imagination, starting the plot with a faced problem that is followed by a fight to survive. And love often merges into the tissue of the story. Ideas for her books, however, may stem from real situations and be provoked by impressions of places which she visits, like, for ex., the interior of the Victorian Italianate. She brings a specific message in her books that people run through trials to become what God wants them to be by drawing lessons.

Allison Standish from Perry’s Where Secrets Sleep starts breathing new life after the betrayal of the beloved man. Her only asset is the inherited property of her grandmother. Clubs, music, and other city challenges are lacking, and settling down in a small environment collides with Allison’s taste for life. Her greatest fear is to be deserted by someone she is in love with. Trust is what she seeks for. And a genuine desire to build her own happiness, relying on herself and her true potential. Grabbing an interest in the small community where she starts searching for new horizons, Allison absorbs information about the Amish quilts – she tries to adjust to the life and atmosphere of the small town.

Rebecca Fisher, a heroine from Perry’s The Forgiven, is an Amish. She is chosen by her grandmother to tell the stories of their Amish family. Exploring them in her granny’s diaries, Rebecca gets inspiration from her life experience during World War II, and integrates her courage in her own life and perspectives. Her dream is to be the woman of strength alike her grandmother, and to develop that quality in her two kids, having an early loss of their father. It is Rebecca’s faith that keeps her moving ahead.

Among Perry’s full-length series set in the Lancaster County environment, Fallen in Plain Sight examines the specific clash between the life and mentality of the Amish community and the external world; between idyllic life and exogenous challenges. Courage and strength to overcome difficult periods and accidents are gained from the family and community support, as well as from the strong belief and devotion. It is Perry’s pure provocation to the reader to set the story in the suspense framework and contrast it with the peaceful Amish way of living. It also adds value to the intriguing nature of the storytelling, behaviors and solutions.

In Murder in Plain Sight, as an Amish Suspense #1 book, Perry elaborates on the details in the background of her characters, and the approach provides the reader with further understanding of their specifics. Some experts refer to Perry as phenomenal at the dialogues and descriptions she develops. The insight into the customs, twists and turns hold the attention till the final page. The authenticity of both English and Amish culture surprises as well-laced with mystery and romance.

Marta Perry admits that she prefers writing a 400-page novel than a shorter form like a novella, because she feels like hard-wired to generate ideas and produce her fiction.

She loves collecting books. The passion has started with a Nancy Drew book and the Dana Girls, and the colored covers, still lining up on Marta’s shelves, scream out for attention. As if the story never ends and once a book has been finished, the next to it waits to be opened…

Perry’s faith plays strong in her writing – it is God’s guidance of the process. That is one of her main messages to the readers: to feel love and think about its power to overcome fragility and past misfortune.

Marta likes sharing recipes, and for next Easter she recommends preparing the snow flurries on Easter Saturday. She preserves recipes in handwriting in her special box. She loves describing how she catches up on the pleasures during winter – for example, to spread out a jigsaw puzzle of an Amish scene on the coffee table and fix the pieces. This is a peaceful Amish setting, miles away from the sense for suspense. Marta Perry, however, enjoys over six million book copies, and the only way to feel the antagonism between a peace of mind and the violent outside world is to embark on a book of hers.

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