Thursday, May 31, 2012

RITA FINALIST – KATIE’S WAY-by Marta Perry


When were you born? Katie’s Way was born November 1, 2011

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 wonderful-gud book.

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?







8 comments:

  1. Yay, Marty!!! We're so excited for you! It's exciting to have all these fantastic finalists. :)

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  2. Wow! I'm overwhelmed. Thanks so much for the lovely post!

    Blessings,
    Marta

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  3. I love your Amish books, Marta. Wishing you the best on the RITA!!

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  4. Marta, so happy to see your name among the finalists. This book is on my TBR pile - can't wait to get to it.

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  5. Sounds like another winning story!

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  6. This is so exciting! Congratulations, Marty! What a fun way to feature the Rita finalists.

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  7. Congrats, Marty. I loved how Linda made your book have personality and humbleness.

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  8. Katie's Way is a wonderful story! Thank you, Marta, for setting it to words, and congratulations.

    Linda, I loved the interview!

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