Hoping to forget Jacob, Katie Miller moves to a new town and opens a quilt shop. But her chattering Amish and English customers irk next-door neighbor, furniture maker Caleb Brand. When vandals target Katie's store, she turns to Caleb for comfort, and their friendship deepens. Will a secret from his past destroy their chances for romance?
In this compelling novel in the Pleasant Valley series, a woman opens a quilt shop that brings the Amish and the Englisch togetherand brings her unexpected challenges...
Hoping for a distraction after a thwarted romance, new arrival Katie Miller sets up shop on Pleasant Valleys Main Street. Its not long before a quilting circle forms and women from both the Amish and Englisch worlds are crafting and socializing togethermuch 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 Millers 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 Katies 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?
A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and her own Pennsylvania Dutch roots led Marta Perry to write about the Plain People who add to the rich heritage of her home state. She is the author of more than fifty inspirational romance novels, including the Pleasant Valley series and the Keepers of the Promise trilogy. She lives with her husband in a century-old farmhouse.
Praise for the Novels of Marta Perry
"What a joy it is to read Marta Perry's novels!...everything a reader could wantstrong, well-defined characters, beautiful, realistic settings, and a thought-provoking plot. Readers of Amish fiction will surely be waiting anxiously for her next book."Shelley Shepard Gray, New York Times bestselling author of the Sisters of the Heart series
"A born storyteller, Marta Perry skillfully weaves the past and present in this heart-stirring tale of love and forgiveness."Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life
"Sure to appeal to fans of Beverly Lewis."Library Journal
"Perry carefully balances the traditional life of the Amish with the contemporary world in an accessible, intriguing fashion."Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Perry crafts characters with compassion, yet with insecurities that make them relatable."RT Book Reviews
"[Perry] has once again captured my heart with the gentle wisdom and heartfelt faith of the Amish community."Fresh Fiction