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Publication Order of Amish Holiday/Promise Glen Books

The Second Christmas (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Promise of Easter (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thanksgiving Blessing (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bodine Family Books

with Winston S. Churchill
Twice in a Lifetime (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart of the Matter (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Guardian's Honor (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Brides Of Lost Creek Books

Second Chance Amish Bride (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wedding Quilt Bride (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Promised Amish Bride (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Amish Widow's Heart (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Secret Amish Crush (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nursing Her Amish Neighbor (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Widow's Bachelor Bargain (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Brotherhood Of The Raven Books

Murder in Plain Sight (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vanish in Plain Sight (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost in Plain Sight (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger in Plain Sight (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fallen in Plain Sight (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Caldwell Kin Books

Hunter's Bride (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Mother's Wish (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Time to Forgive (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promise Forever (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Dark Books

Home by Dark (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Search the Dark (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abandon the Dark (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Echo Falls Books

Echo of Danger (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sound of Fear (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shattered Silence (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Faith At The Crossroads Books

A Time to Protect (By: Lois Richer) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Danger Within (By: Valerie Hansen) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Enemy's Sights (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Strictly Confidential (By: Terri Reed) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hearts on the Line (By: Margaret Daley) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Flanagans Books

Publication Order of Homecoming Heroes Books

Mission: Motherhood (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lone Star Secret (By: Lenora Worth) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
At His Command (By: Brenda Coulter) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Matter of the Heart (By: Patricia Davids) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Texas Thanksgiving (By: Margaret Daley) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Homefront Holiday (By: Jillian Hart) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hometown Heroes Books

Desperately Seeking Dad (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doctor Next Door (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Father Most Blessed (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of House Of Secrets Books

Where Secrets Sleep (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
When Secrets Strike (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
How Secrets Die (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Keepers Of The Promise Books

Publication Order of Lost Sisters Of Pleasant Valley Books

Publication Order of Lowcountry Suspense Books

Land's End (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tangled Memories (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Season Of Secrets (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pleasant Valley Books

Publication Order of Promise Glen Books

A Christmas Home (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Springtime Heart (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Harvest of Love (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Protecting The Witnesses Books

Twin Targets (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Risky Reunion (By: Lenora Worth) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cowboy Protector (By: Margaret Daley) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Vows (By: Shirlee McCoy) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Reunion Revelations Books

Missing Persons (By: Shirlee McCoy) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hidden in the Wall (By: Valerie Hansen) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Look Back (By: Margaret Daley) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Face in the Shadows (By: Lenora Worth) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
In His Sights (By: Carol Steward) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Final Justice (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of River Haven Books

Amish Outsider (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amish Protector (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amish Secrets (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Texas Twins Books

Her Surprise Sister (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mirror Image Bride (By: Barbara McMahon) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Carbon Copy Cowboy (By: Arlene James) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soldier's Newfound Family (By: Kathryn Springer) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reunited for the Holidays (By: Jillian Hart) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Look-Alike Lawman (By: Glynna Kaye) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Three Sisters Inn Books

Hide in Plain Sight (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas to Die For (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried Sins (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Father's Promise (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Since You've Been Gone (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Father's Place (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doctor's Christmas (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Always In Her Heart (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Devotion (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Her Way (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Love Inspired Books

Guarded Secrets (By: Leann Harris) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Perfect Gift (By: Lenora Worth) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hometown Courtship (By: Diann Hunt) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cowboy's Sweetheart (By: Brenda Minton) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Daddy Surprise (By: Ginny Aiken) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
At Home in His Heart (By: Glynna Kaye) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Oklahoma Reunion (By: Tina Radcliffe) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Sky Family (By: CharlotteCarter) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small-Town Sweethearts (By: Jean C. Gordon) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forest Ranger's Child (By: Leigh Bale) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
High Country Hearts (By: Glynna Kaye) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redemption Ranch (By: Leann Harris) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alaskan Hearts (By: Teri Wilson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Gift of Family (By: Mia Ross) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fresh-Start Ranch (By: Leann Harris) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small-Town Dad (By: Jean C. Gordon) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sleigh Bell Sweethearts (By: Teri Wilson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rancher Next Door (By: Betsy St. Amant) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Canyon Springs Courtship (By: Glynna Kaye) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bundle of Joy (By: Annie Jones) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Courting Hope (By: Jenna Mindel) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
His Unexpected Family (By: Patricia Johns) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alaskan Hero (By: Teri Wilson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small-Town Mom (By: Jean C. Gordon) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Season of Redemption (By: Jenna Mindel) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Daughter's Homecoming (By: Ginny Aiken) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rescued by the Firefighter (By: Gail Gaymer Martin) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stranded with the Rancher (By: Tina Radcliffe) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Amish Family Christmas: Heart of Christmas / A Plain Holiday (With: Patricia Davids) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Small-Town Midwife (By: Jean C. Gordon) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rancher's City Girl (By: Patricia Johns) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lakeside Redemption (By: Lisa Jordan) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forest Ranger's Rescue (By: Leigh Bale) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alaskan Homecoming (By: Teri Wilson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Firefighter's Promise (By: Patricia Johns) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Safe in the Fireman's Arms (By: Tina Radcliffe) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Father's Second Chance (By: Mindy Obenhaus) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alaskan Sanctuary (By: Teri Wilson) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rocky Mountain Reunion (By: Tina Radcliffe) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lawman's Surprise Family (By: Patricia Johns) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Reuniting His Family (By: Jean C. Gordon) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Mom for His Daughter (By: Jean C. Gordon) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Father for Bella (By: Jill Weatherholt) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Secret Twins (By: Janette Foreman) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Building a Family (By: Jennifer Slattery) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Unlikely Proposal (By: Toni Shiloh) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding His Family (By: Christina Miller) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Her Courage (By: Christine Raymond) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost and Found Faith (By: Laurel Blount) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surviving the Storm (By: P.A. DePaul) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Mistletoe Prayers(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harlequin Holiday Collection(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Crossings(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danger in Amish Country(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Wife for Jacob and Buried Sins(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amish Christmas Blessings(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lone Star Promises(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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One Response to “Marta Perry”

  1. Julie Graham: 9 months ago

    I love your Amish fiction books!! As I child I visited Lancaster , PA and I was and still am fascinated by the Amish culture. Reading your books is like peeking behind the curtain of their lives. I too am a Christian and I appreciate wholesome reading material.
    Thank you for yourGod given talent of writing!! I am very appreciative!!
    Julie Graham

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