When were you born?Katie’s Way was born November
Where were you born?
I was born to author Marta Perry in the Pennsylvania Dutch area of the
United States which makes perfectly good sense. Marta lives where the Amish do
and I'm an Amish love story.
Do you have any brothers and sisters?
Marta has written many, many books, but my particular family is called Pleasant
Valley. I am the fifth book in that series.
Some of my older many siblings include: Leah’s Choice, Sarah’s Gift,
Anna’s Return, and Rachel’s Garden.Hannah's Joy is the latest
book in the series and is available now.Then in November, book seven, Naomi’s
Christmas arrives. Whew! That Marta works fast!
What do you think made you a RITA finalist?
The Amish believe pride to be a sin so please don’t think I'm bragging.
After all, I am an Amish novel. But since you ask….My characters are extremely
well created, so much so that the lilt of Pennsylvania Dutch practically rises
from the page. You can tell my author knows her stuff. My plot is thick and
entwined, with many twists and turns, all of which grow naturally from the
characters and their stories. The rich texture of family weaves a lovely thread
throughout, and the faith issue of forgiveness, both of others and one self, is
subtly presented. In my very humble opinion, Katie’s Way is a
Here’s the cover blurb:
A quilt shop brings Amish and Englisch together, and trouble follows...
After a thwarted romance, Katie Miller starts over by moving to Pleasant
Valley and opening a quilt shop. Soon Amish and Englisch turn the store into a
lively spot...to the consternation of Caleb Brand, who crafts furniture next
door. Then Katie's sister joins her, to escape rumors of her wild rumspringa,
and Katie feels the burden of responsibility for a restless teenager. Even
worse, her efforts to bring more people to Main Street arouse resistance among
local businesses. When acts of vandalism threaten Katie's shop, she turns to
Caleb for comfort, and their friendship deepens. 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?