More by Marta Perry
After a terrible betrayal, Allison Standish flees Philadelphia for the small Amish village of Laurel Ridge to claim an unexpected inheritance. Allison intends to sell the mansion housing various shops on Main Street—until she meets Nick Whiting, a single father and tenant of Blackburn House, who challenges everything she believes about her estranged grandmother and the Amish community.
Strange stipulations in her grandmother's will soon bring distant relatives and seething townsfolk to Allison's door. As anonymous threats escalate, Nick grows protective of Allison, and she finds herself falling for the handsome carpenter… But then she discovers her grandmother's death may not have been accidental, and someone wants Allison gone. Permanently.
"Perry's story hooks you immediately. Her uncanny ability to seamlessly blend the mystery element with contemporary themes makes this one intriguing read."
—RT Book Reviews on Home by Dark
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 welcom ing. 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.
All of Pleasant Valley seems to think the newcomer from Lancaster County is the perfect match for schoolteacher Leah Beiler. After all, so few new families come to their secluded Amish community, and even fewer unmarried men. Daniel Glick is a widower with three young children to look after—clearly he's in need of a wife.
But Daniel’s past haunts him at every turn. Though he cannot miss the beauty in Leah’s bright eyes and patient ways, he also sees a reminder of the pain he came so far to escape. Leah, too, has a burden on her heart. Years ago she was engaged to Johnny Kile, and was heartbroken when he decided to leave the Amish community. Since then she has immersed herself in her love of the children she teaches, forgetting any hopes of having her own family.
When Johnny returns, seeking reconciliation, Leah must decide between two pathways, either of which will change her life forever...
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.
Angry and confused, Lydia first seeks out Susanna but stops short of telling her the truth. To track down Chloe, she enlists the help of a neighbor who has spent some years in the Englisch world. Meanwhile, Lydia’s husband, Adam, is keeping a secret of his own. Lydia yearns to be united with the sisters she has never known, but will revealing herself to them tear their lives apart...or enrich them beyond all imagining?
THE WEDDING QUILT BRIDE
Brides of Lost Creek
Widowed single mom Rebecca Mast returns to her Amish community hoping to open a quilt shop. She accepts carpenter Daniel King’s offer of assistance—but she isn’t prepared for the bond he forms with her son. Will getting closer expose her secret—or reveal the love she has in her heart for her long-ago friend?
THE RANCHER’S SECRET CHILD
Marcus Palermo’s simple life gets complicated when he meets the son he never knew he had—and his beautiful guardian. Lissa Hart thought she’d only stick around long enough to aid Marcus in becoming a dad—but could her happily-ever-after lie with the little boy and the rugged rancher?
Returning home, widowed former Green Beret Jaxon Pruitt is trying to put down roots and reconnect with his son. Though he took over the kayak shop his childhood friend Darcy Parks had been saving for, she shows him how to bond with little Brody—and finds herself wishing to stay with them forever.
When her family calls brokenhearted Georgia Lee Bodine home to Charleston, she knows there's trouble. Her beloved grandmother hired some fancy lawyer to carry out eccentric requests—and unearth an old family secret. Georgia plans to send Matthew Harper packing until she discovers how much the widowed father cares about her grandmother. And that his heart is even more deeply guarded than her own. As they work together on the Bodine history, they uncover a surprise about themselves: that love can strike twice in a lifetime.
Despite the misunderstanding, Fiona could see that Ted's tough-as-nails exterior hid a kind soul—one caught between two worlds, seeking a place to belong. She felt the same, but trusting him with her heart would require the biggest step of faith she had ever taken.
It was a chance to make amends in a family torn apart by the tragedy—and the suspicion that Marc was responsible for his wife's demise. But when several dangerous "accidents" occurred amid the colorful holiday celebrations, Dinah's recollections of that past dark night began to resurface. Would she discover a killer inside the man she'd grown to love?
Two years ago a tragedy had touched both their lives and almost destroyed Jacob's career. Now he was intent on rebuilding his reputation, and Terry's clinic was an unwanted distraction. Yet, with the well-being of women and children hanging in the balance, maybe it was time Jacob put aside his trust in himself…and turn to God.
A man whose life depended on keeping his secrets; a woman whose future depended on learning the truth — could her quest set them free, or would it destroy them all?
After years in a disappointing childless marriage, and now widowed at only twenty-six, Amish midwife Sarah Mast moves to Pleasant Valley for a fresh start. But unpleasant surprises beset Sarah when she joins her aging aunt’s dwindling midwife practice. Signs of her aunt’s decline suggest that she may no longer be capable of the rigorous demands of her work. With Sarah’s last dollar now invested in the birthing center, can she help her aunt face the truth and run the center alone?
Aaron Miller, Sarah’s neighbor, counts himself among the skeptics until he witnesses the dedication and love she has for her patients. But when an English doctor files a complaint against Sarah, Aaron’s misgivings resurface—just as his own sister faces a birthing crisis.
In the midst of such tribulations, Sarah prays for the strength to defend her practice, care for her patients, and win the hearts of the community she has grown to love.
Since she was a little girl, Marisa Angelo has been haunted by the image of her mother walking away, suitcase in hand, to return to her Amish roots.
Marisa and her "Englischer" father never saw or heard from her again. Now Marisa has received a shocking call from police. Her mother's bloodstained suitcase was found hidden inside the wall of a Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouse.
Desperate for answers, Marisa heads to Lancaster County. But no one—not the police or Marisa's tight-lipped Amish relatives—can explain what happened to her mother.
Only one man is as determined as Marisa to unravel the mystery—Link Morgan, the handsome ex-military loner who found the suitcase in the house he inherited from his uncle. Now both Link's and Marisa's family members are implicated in the decades-old disappearance.
The secret lies somewhere in the quaint Amish settlement. But someone will do anything to ensure the truth remains hidden forever.
But what future can they have together if suspicion makes Leah an outcast? As they attempt to learn the facts behind the accusation, danger grows around them. It's only through their trust in each other and the support of a faithful Englisch friend that Leah and Josiah can find their way through a tangled, dangerous maze to the truth.
An ebook exclusive novella from Marta Perry's The Brotherhood of the Raven series.
Two words had never held such power over CEO Tyler Winchester. He wouldn't have believed them, but the child in the photo he stared at resembled someone he'd never forget: Miranda Caldwell, the woman who had stolen his heart eight years before. The two of them had fallen crazy in love, but their runaway marriage had unraveled as quickly as it had started.
Seeing Miranda again after all that time brought back feelings Tyler had long since abandoned-feelings of love, and forever. But family, serenity and the faith she embraced weren't high on his life's to-do list. And Tyler had thought nothing could change that...until Miranda looked into his eyes once again, and little Sammy called him "Daddy."
Maggie knew her trust was well placed as this once-aloof doctor opened his heart to the children...and her. But as Grant's time in Button Gap ended, she prayed for one more miracle. Could God make this man who seemed to have everything recognize that it all meant nothing without Maggie's love?
The plan was for Annie to care for the baby, and Link-never the family man-to handle the finances. That part was easy. But Link's growing feelings for Annie were proving difficult.
As he saw Annie's tough exterior weaken, Link was discovering the beautiful, vulnerable woman he'd known underneath, and he wondered how he'd ever let her go. But he also wondered how a man who'd never known a happy home would ever be able to create one....
Physically fearless and an expert at avoiding romantic commitment, Ryan had nearly become his own worst enemy. But in the flames there's only one enemy: time, which just might be running out for Laura, unless Ryan's courage...and love...can withstand the test of fire.
Claire had confused feelings about the handsome, opinionated Pastor Flanagan. She didn't want a family, or even religion. So why was she pouring out long-held-in feelings to Brendan? And why was he gaining a stronghold on her heart?
Susannah's occupancy of the cottage where his wife had lived before her death reawakened painful memories for Nathan. Still, he couldn't deny his attraction to Susannah, and reluctantly agreed to help in her search. But the truth they uncovered threatened their burgeoning romance. Could God now give Susannah the strength to overcome her past and embrace this second chance at happiness?
Though Gabe clearly didn't want to depend on anyone, including God, he and Nolie became reluctant partners. And all too soon the courage she witnessed in his actions disarmed her. But his injury had convinced Gabe he had nothing to offer Nolie. Could God now make Gabe see he'd always be a hero in her heart?
Just when compassionate teacher Leigh Christopher was about to give up on her God-given talent, she bonded with a special littler girl. Rejuvenated, she vowed to do anything to inspire young Sarah—even if it meant clashing with the child's rugged, fiercely protective father. But the quiet agony in Daniel Gregory's eyes told Leigh that his daughter wasn't the only one who needed her. Despite herself, Leigh was deeply drawn to Daniel and longed to ease the bitterness in his heart. Would it take a miracle from above for Daniel to accept Leigh's tender love?
The foundation of Amanda Curtiss’s very existence cracks the moment she discovers the woman she thought was her mother has never given birth. Where she belongs is a question she can’t put to rest. But when the clues lead her to a charming yet chilling small town, the threat against her begins to unfold.
Trey Alter is a fixture in Echo Falls. The town and the people are his to protect. He was born to take his place in the family legal firm, but now that a stranger desperate to unlock her past is depending on him, he’s forced to make an impossible choice. If Trey doesn’t protect Amanda, she’ll walk straight into a deadly trap. If he helps her expose the secrets that haunt her, the truth could shatter them both.
SECOND CHANCE AMISH BRIDE
Brides of Lost Creek
by Marta Perry
Widower Caleb King is set on raising his two small children without assistance from anyone—especially a relative of the wife who’d abandoned them. When Caleb is injured, Jessie Miller is just as determined to help her late cousin’s family—never imagining that coming into their lives would lead to her own happily-ever-after.
HIS SECRET ALASKAN HEIRESS
by Belle Calhoune
When private investigator Noah Catalano is hired to spy on waitress Sophie Miller, he has no idea he’s about to fall for his assignment—or that Sophie is actually an heiress. Will the possibility of a future together shatter when their secrets are exposed?
THE BACHELOR’S UNEXPECTED FAMILY
by Lisa Carter
Suddenly guardian to his teenage niece, crop duster Canyon Collier is thankful to have single mom Kristina Montgomery living next door. The former Coast Guard pilot never expected that while bonding over their teens and giving the beautiful widow flying lessons, he’d begin to envision them as a family.
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...
To become one of the Brides of Lost Creek!
Widow Rebecca Mast returns to her Amish community with her son and a dream—to own a quilt shop. Carpenter Daniel King is determined to help Rebecca and revive their childhood friendship. But as he bonds with her son, Rebecca’s afraid the secret she’s been keeping will be revealed. Can Daniel convince Rebecca he’s a man she can trust—and love?
A hard-hitting reporter, Kate Beaumont unearths the deepest lies and brings harsh truths to light. But the story that lures her to the gentle town of Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, is closer to her heart than anyone knows. The details of her half brother's sudden death have never made sense. She owes him justice, yet the one man who can help her is the stubborn sheriff she can't stand.
Protecting his town is Mac Whiting's top priority. Everything else—including pacifying a beautiful crusader on a mission best left resting in peace—is secondary. But as Kate's search embeds her in his world and attracts a skilled criminal, she needs Mac's protection. Drawn together by deadly secrets, they must find a way to trust each other before a killer silences them both.
Susanna Bitler’s life is in complete turmoil. Still reeling from the death of her mother, she is further disheartened when her business partner hints that she is going to quit the gift shop they run together in a town near Pleasant Valley. But the biggest revelation is yet to come.
Grateful for their own hard-won relationship, Lydia Beachy and Chloe Wentworth are eager to reveal themselves to Susanna as her long-lost sisters. But their news utterly distresses Susanna, who is heartbroken to learn that the woman she’s been mourning was not actually her mother. Despite Lydia and Chloe’s best efforts to make amends, Susanna resolves to keep them at arm’s length. It may take a force of nature to sweep away her fears. Will that storm demolish all that the three women most value…or unite them in bonds of deep and abiding affection?
Season of Secrets
Years ago, Dinah Westlake witnessed the murder of her cousin, but lost all memories of that night. Now, her cousin's husband, Marc Devlin, is back in town for a true Southern Christmas. But when recollections of that night start to resurface, Dinah will have to uncover whether Marc is a murderer or the man she loves.
A Christmas to Die For
Tyler Dunn comes to Rachel Hampton's family inn seeking justice for a decades-old crime. Rachel wants to trust the attractive architect, but he's too secretive—until a shocking link to her past is uncovered. Suddenly Christmas in Amish country is full of danger as Rachel finds herself the target of a killer….
While searching for her Amish roots in Pennsylvania Dutch country, a young nurse falls for the dashing local police chief. The new doctor in town clashes with the Amish community's trusted midwife until they realize agree on what's truly important. A sensible young Amish woman must choose between family obligations and the love of a handsome newcomer with a bad reputation. If you love Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter, then you'll love these Amish books from Love Inspired. Three heartwarming books, one great price.
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RESTLESS HEARTS by Marta Perry
THE DOCTOR'S BLESSING by Patricia Davids
COURTING RUTH by Emma Miller
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.
Twenty years ago, Lainey Colton spent one perfect summer in Deer Run with her beloved great-aunt Rebecca. Since then, the beautiful graphic designer has been a gypsy, calling no place home. Now Rebecca is gravely ill, so Lainey has returned to Deer Run to care for her…and to escape her mistakes.
Lawyer Jake Evans gave up a high-powered job to build a quieter life in the small Pennsylvania town. So when a beautiful stranger appears after twenty years gone, he naturally questions her motives. Still, he is drawn to Lainey. But no amount of attraction will matter if he can't keep her safe from a mysterious threat….
Settle in to the quiet corner of Pennsylvania known as Pleasant Valley in these three novels of love, family, and the Amish community...
All of Pleasant Valley seems to think the newcomer from Lancaster County is the perfect match for school teacher Leah Beiler. Daniel Glick is a widower with three children—but his past haunts him, and Leah has secrets of her own.
Rachel is struggling to raise her young children and run her farm after her husband's death. A new life and a new love may be on the horizon for her—but only if she can discover the courage to embrace them.
Anna has come back to Pleasant Valley with a baby girl...which will surely cause a stir, since she is unmarried. But this close-knit community doesn’t know the truth about what Anna has done, and what she is running from...
Called home to the Amish countryside, city gal Andrea Hampton can't let go of her bitter memories. But she'll have to in order to help turn her grandmother's house into a bed-and-breakfast. When danger stalks her, Andrea must turn to carpenter Cal Burke, a man with his own secrets.
When the youngest Hampton sister, Caroline, returns to Amish country and her family inn, she hides a frightening secret. The dangerous husband she'd secretly married—and supposedly lost—might be alive after all. Yet Police Chief Zach Burkhalter knows more about her past than she expects….
SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE
Small-town bad boy Nick O'Neill was back—wealthy, powerful and seeking revenge against those who'd driven him away. Emily Carmichael, the girl he'd left behind, wondered if his embittered heart could give the town, and their long-ago love, another chance.
THE DOCTOR NEXT DOOR
Brett Elliot wasn't the same idealistic young man who'd gone away to medical school years ago. But Rebecca Forrester prayed that the cynical big-city doctor he'd become would stay—for the town that needed him so desperately, and for the woman who still loved him so deeply.
Overnight, Caitlyn Villard becomes mother to twin five-year-olds. Her darling nieces are orphaned, their parents fallen soldiers. So Caitlyn trades New York City for Prairie Springs, Texas, the small military town she'd run from at first chance. Loving the girls is easy. Learning how to be a slow-paced soccer mom is not. Which is where handsome army chaplain Steve Windham steps in. Just in time to show Caitlyn that sometimes you find the man—and life—of your dreams where you least expected.
A whisper of a threat looms over widow Deidre Morris. She and her young son have unwittingly become prisoners of her intimidating father-in-law's power. One wrong step could find her son torn from her and in the hands of the influential judge. But when Deidre collides with an intriguing stranger, the prospect of a new friendship gives her renewed hope…until a devastating murder rocks the quiet community of Echo Falls and Deidre learns first impressions can't be trusted.
Attorney Jase Glassman's assignment is straightforward: befriend Deidre, gather incriminating evidence…and allow her dogged father-in-law to take custody of her child. Anything else, including losing himself in her honest charm, will compromise the job he was hired to do. Yet when a murderer ushers danger into the town, Jase's only instinct is to protect Deidre and her son—no matter the sacrifice.
THE BODINE FAMILY CHRISTMAS
By Marta Perry
Left at the altar on Christmas Eve, Annabel Bodine has lost her holiday spirit. When her big brother brings home handsome Coast Guard buddy Travis McCall, can she summon the courage to open her heart to love for the holidays—and maybe for a lifetime?
THE GINGERBREAD SEASON
By Betsy St. Amant
Allie James returns to her hometown in need of a holiday job. Never did she expect old boyfriend Jordan Walker to hire her as his secretary! Years ago Jordan shredded her heart like wrapping paper. Now he must convince Allie that all he wants for Christmas is her love.
A DNA test revealed that Mason Grant had a nine-year-old daughter. He'd had no idea that the woman he'd loved and so tragically lost had been pregnant. Or that his own child had been in the custody of the woman's murderer all these years.
Now the killer wanted Mason to pay—in more ways than one— for the return of the girl. And for daring to fi nd love with old friend Jennifer Pappas. But the only payback the cold-blooded murderer would get was fi nal justice.
Hoping for a distraction after a thwarted romance, new arrival Katie Miller sets up shop on Pleasant Valley’s Main Street. It’s not long before a quilting circle forms and women from both the Amish and Englisch worlds are crafting and socializing together—much to the consternation of the furniture craftsman next door. Caleb Brand has kept to himself since he lost his betrothed under scandalous circumstances, and he could do without all the feminine chatter, not to mention Katie Miller’s carefree attitude.
When Katie becomes involved with her Englisch friends in promoting Pennsylvania Dutch Days, some in town appreciate the new business it brings. But others are upset about the flood of outsiders it attracts. When acts of vandalism threaten Katie’s shop, she turns to Caleb for comfort and soon a fragile friendship forms. 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?
After years of trotting around the world, running from his faith, detaching from love, stunning events
had flung the handsome bachelor back to quaint Caldwell Cove. But widow Sarah Reed, publisher of the Cove's Gazette, couldn't imagine that Matt's sudden return would be anything but trouble for her and her young children.
A BLESSING OR A CURSE?
Then the unlikely business partners met, and her once-silent partner, Matt, was no longer silent. Sarah had never imagined that love strikes twice, but she was beginning to hope that the heavens were smiling down on her. And that the path to righting old wrongs would turn out to have hidden blessings.
Paula Hansen had her doubts about returning to Bedford Creek and Alex Caine—the man she'd once loved—but she knew she couldn't deny her aunt's request. So she'd turned to God for guidance, and heard His answer loud and clear. She needed to put memories of their past aside and help bring this proudly independent father and his troubled son closer together….
Burdened with saving his family's company, Alex soon discovered Paula was the answer to his prayers. And now that he'd been blessed with a second chance, he'd do anything to make sure that this time, Paula would be in his life forever!
Some men were just unforgettable. And
Adam Caldwell was never far from Tory Marlowe's thoughts. Now that she was back in town, Tory hoped that their one magical night might help Adam remember her…and help her fulfill a promise made.
HIS SECRETAdam wasn't sure he wanted Tory prying into his life, trying to dig up a past that haunted him. But as
much as he tried, he soon found himself once again enchanted with her pure heart and unwavering faith. Could Tory's love help Adam open his own heart once more to God…and love?
Summoned home for a family emergency, engineer Quinn Forrester could no longer ignore a painful past. And though he didn't plan on staying long, it seemed his precocious daughter had been praying to God a lot lately…and decided He wanted her daddy to marry Sunday school teacher Ellie Wayne.
Drawn to the handsome widower, Ellie yearned to ease his burden with everything in her heart. But she feared that her most closely guarded secret could drive Quinn away. Now she sought a miracle. For if God truly meant for them to become a family, He'd somehow show Quinn where he belonged….
When Rebecca Forrester pledged her five-year-old heart to Brett Elliot, the idealistic doctor-to-be had vowed to return one day to care for her and the other townspeople. Well, Brett had finally come home—but not to stay. Still, Bedford Creek's medical future rested in this sophisticated stranger's hands, and Rebecca prayed the Lord would help Brett see where he belonged. God seemed to be giving Rebecca a chance to convince the young doctor to stay when Brett began helping out at the clinic. Was He also giving her the chance to claim the heart of the man she'd always loved?