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Katie's Way (Pleasant Valley #5)

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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 the consternation of Caleb Brand, who crafts furniture next door. Then Katie's sister joins her, to escape rumors of her wild rumsprin ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Berkley
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Oct 31, 2011 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Katie Miller finds herself moving to Pleasant Valley after her long planned on marriage falls thru. While her parents weren't really happy with her move her father pays the rent for one year allowing her to try and make a go of a quilt shop that she hopes will allow her to become financially secure. Her mother and sister come for the grand opening and Katie learns that her mother wants to leave her sixteen year old sister Rhoda with her to get her away from her wild rumspringa ways back home. ...more
Nov 21, 2011 Frances rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
The story line held my interest. I loved the characters. One thing I truly appreciated was the way Marta brought both communities together. In a lot of Amish based stories the community tends to be broken between the Amish and the Englisch. Marta acknowledges that but also weaves them together in a very believable way.The romance between Katie and Caleb had a rocky start. Katie was jilted by a man who married her best friend. Caleb was working through having the woman he was to marry leave the ...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
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 ...more
Feb 29, 2012 Melanie rated it it was amazing
Katie’s Way
Marta Perry
In Marta Perry’s Pleasant Valley series, book 5 she introduces Katie Miller who sets up a quilt shop on the main street in Pleasant Valley, right next door to Caleb Brand’s furniture shop. Oh how he had wished a hardware store would have set up shop next door rather than a group of chattering women!
Katie’s teen sister Rhoda comes to stay under the guise to help Katie with the quilt shop. Really Katie’s parents are concerned about the company Rhoda is keeping. Caleb of cours
Aug 11, 2014 Laura rated it liked it
I am always amazed and interested when people move to a new place and the interaction that results with the people in the new town. In this novel although moving into a place where other Amish persons lived it was like being back home in terms of how people gossip many times without knowing the full story of the event. It show how people respond to new commers when they think they know the person and not wanting them to get to close to persons their age. This is what happened to the sister of ...more
Dawn Leonard
Jul 14, 2016 Dawn Leonard rated it it was amazing
This is the fifth book in Marta Perry's Pleasant Valley series. Katie is just starting out in Pleasant Valley and opening her own quilt shop. She must deal with being her teenaged sister's guardian and having vandalism threaten her business while learning how to attract customers and falling in love. Although this is part of the Pleasant Valley series, you can read one without reading the others. It was great to see the previous books' characters in this as well and to see what has happened in ...more
Linda Rogde
Aug 23, 2012 Linda Rogde rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish-fiction
#5 in this series but the books can stand alone.

Katie comes to Paradise Valley to begin a new life after a painful betrayal by her boyfriend and best friend. When she opens her new quilt shop and shares the store front with Caled Brand's furniture store, things begin to change in both their lives much for the better.

I've read a lot of this type of fiction and this author, Marta Perry is able to capture the flavor and feel of Amish life in her stories. The characters are well developed and appr
Tina Watson
Nov 23, 2011 Tina Watson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-read
Marta Perry has done it again. She just keeps writing the most wonderful stories and keeps the Pleasant Valley series going.

Katie's Way is a sure page turner and the reader wants to read more.
Punny in parts and serious in others, but God helped Marta the whole way through to get the message across.

I sure cant wait to read Hannah's Joy book 6.
Carolyn E
Nov 29, 2011 Carolyn E rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Katie's Way is the fifth book in Marta Perry's Pleasant Valley series. I have now read all of the books in the series and loved all of them. I would like to see more in this series, but I suppose all good things must end eventually. Meanwhile, I will be content with reading Marta Perry's other books.
April Suter
Dec 05, 2011 April Suter rated it really liked it
Katie moves to Pleasant Valley sets up a new quilt shop near Caleb's business. She also has her little sister to help her and Rhoda also becomes friends with Caleb's sister, Becky. Caleb and Katie have some baggage: Katie's boyfriend left her for her best friend and Caleb's girlfriend left the Amish community with a baby. They work together to make Pennsylvania Dutch Days a success and find a few obstacles in the way--could love be something they can share?

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Nov 15, 2011 Kim rated it really liked it
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway! I have never read anything by Marta Perry before, but I plan to read more in the future. Marta has a way of making you care about her characters, and she unfolds the story in such a way that it makes you want to keep turning pages until you are finished - even if you have to stay up all night to do it. (I did get 6 hours sleep between starting and finishing the book, I confess.)
Jun 17, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Katie moves to Pleasant Valley to escape the pain of betrayal. Her ex-intended married her best friend. Can she ever truly forgive Eli & Jessica? Will she be able to make a go of the quilt shop she opens in Pleasant Valley? Very captivating. A must read for all Amish fiction readers and others as well.
Joan Lovemore-hope
Aug 31, 2013 Joan Lovemore-hope rated it liked it
Shelves: amish-fiction
The final book in the series. This one was possibly the best. Was it because of the strong references to quilting? Possibly... However I lived the characters of Leah and Rachel in books 1&2. Once again I feel a diagram of how all the characters are connected would be beneficial. I would have gone back to the other books to check relationships, but I had already returned them to the library.
Mar 25, 2014 Colette rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish
Another very sweet heartwarming story. Kate opens a quilt shop and is beginning to make a life for herself when the town is hit by vandalism. She fears every one will blame her, including the attractive man in the adjoining suite!
Jan 27, 2016 Larisha rated it it was amazing
A Beautiful story of faith, friendship, and second chances in this 5th installment in the Pleasant Valley series.

Marta Perry's characters will have you loving the town of Pleasant Valley and the characters. It's a great read with a lot of heart tugging in the story line.
Sherri Meinke
this was an excellent book, started off slow, but I read it in 1 day. After it got going I could not put it down. It was not your typical Amish read a lot more interaction with the English which was neat.
Feb 04, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This is a well-written Amish novel. The characters are well-developed, and I enjoyed the storyline.
May 03, 2012 Sierra rated it really liked it
It took me awhile to get sucked into this book compaired to the pervouse in the series. I really enjoy this story.
Jan 15, 2012 Gail rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!! I love this whole series, too! First series I read that got me interested in amish stories.
Feb 03, 2012 Helen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read everything I can get my hands on this is written by Marta Perry= she outdid herself on this book- one of the best Amish novels I have EVER read!!!!
Oct 03, 2012 Kristen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, amish
This is the fifth book in the Pleasant Valley Series. I really loved this book and currently have book 6 on hold at my local library.
Mary Beth
Jan 11, 2014 Mary Beth rated it did not like it
I stopped reading these books because they became too graphic and too violent! I don't need that kind of stuff going into my brain!!!
Tricia Cheung
Mar 17, 2013 Tricia Cheung rated it liked it
Easy quick read. There are a couple my library doesn't have in ebook format, so I won't read those I guess LOL
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Marta Perry is a Pennsylvania-based author of over 35 novels, many of them inspirational romances. She uses her rural Pennsylvania life and her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage in writing her books, especially in her Pleasant Valley Amish series for Berkley Books and her new Amish-set suspense series for HQN Books.

Marta and her husband live in a centuries-old farmhouse in a quiet central Pennsylvania v
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