Marta Perry
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Marta Perry

I realized I wanted to be a writer at age eight, when I read my first Nancy Drew novel, The Secret of the Old Clock. Most little girl reach the end of that book wanting to be Nancy. I wanted to be the person who created the story!
The dream lay hidden for years while I became a teacher, married, had children...all the usual things. But eventually it re-surfaced, and I began to write, beginning with short children's stories for Sunday school take-home papers. It seemed a long time until that first acceptance, but eventually I began to sell. After some three hundred published short stories, I finally found the courage to work on the novel I'd always wanted to write.
Sixty-some published novels later, I still feel the same excitement every time I begin a new book--a mix of not believing I can do it combined with an overwhelming urge to see the story on the page.
A lifetime spent in rural Pennsylvania and my own Pennsylvania Dutch roots eventually led me to the books I'm writing now about the Amish. The Pleasant Valley Amish series from Berkley Books are longer, more complex emotional stories with Amish main characters, while my forthcoming HQN suspense novels are more adventure-filled books set in Pennsylvania Dutch country. I'm also writing a Love Inspired series about the Amish, The Brides of Lost Creek.
When I'm not writing, I'm busy with church activities, traveling, and spending time with my three children and six beautiful grandchildren.

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Best Sellers

    • Where Secrets Sleep

    • By: Marta Perry
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    After a terrible betrayal, Allison Standish flees Philadelphia for the small Amish village of Laurel Ridge to claim an unexpected inheritance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well written

    • By GrannyGoose on 01-13-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • How Secrets Die

    • House of Secrets, #3
    • By: Marta Perry
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • #3 Did not disappoint

    • By GrannyGoose on 07-31-16

    Regular price: $28.51

    • When Secrets Strike

    • By: Marta Perry
    • Narrated by: Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    In Laurel Ridge, Pennsylvania, a community once united must suspect one of their own....

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Danger in Plain Sight

    • By: Marta Perry
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57

    Libby Morgan never wanted to return to Lancaster County. She'd made her own life in the city as a news photographer, leaving the slow pace of Amish country behind....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Another Amish mystery series.

    • By Kathleen on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Anna's Return

    • Pleasant Valley, Book 3
    • By: Marta Perry
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    After spending three years in the English world, Anna Beiler has come home....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Echo of Danger

    • Echo Falls, Book 1
    • By: Marta Perry
    • Narrated by: Kate Zane
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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....

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Dark Crossings

    • By: Karen Harper, Marta Perry, Patricia Davids
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Audley, Therese Plummer, Laura Darrell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    At the intersection of hope and danger, three Amish women realize the importance of community - and love....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Learn about the Amish way

    • By kaylady on 07-15-18

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Vanish in Plain Sight

    • By: Marta Perry
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just okay

    • By LeftyMom on 07-08-11

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Murder in Plain Sight

    • By: Marta Perry
    • Narrated by: Therese Plummer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    Did a sweet-faced Amish teenager brutally murder a young woman? To save her career, big-city lawyer Jessica Langdon is determined to defend him....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By cathy on 07-09-12

    Regular price: $17.95

    • Rachel's Garden

    • Pleasant Valley, Book Two
    • By: Marta Perry
    • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    It has been almost a year since the Amish community of Pleasant Valley lost Ezra Brand to a tragic accident....

    Regular price: $20.99

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