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Berkley Trade Katie's Way, Pleasant Valley Series #5

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?
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Customer Reviews for Katie's Way, Pleasant Valley Series #5
Review 1 for Katie's Way, Pleasant Valley Series #5
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Loved this book

Date:April 20, 2012
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NewfieSmile
Location:Fort McMurray AB
Age:45-54
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I loved this book also. I love books that are based on the Amish or Mennonite people. The way they live is so simple and touching. They focus on God and family and these days it's hard to find alot of people that do that .
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Review 2 for Katie's Way, Pleasant Valley Series #5
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Love this series, Marta Perry shines as usual!

Date:January 15, 2012
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Vana
Location:Plattsburgh, NY
Age:35-44
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I have read all the books in this series so far and have not been disappointed in the least. Marta Perry is a terrific story teller! Interesting use of the Amish dialect with true to life situations. Delightful!
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Review 3 for Katie's Way, Pleasant Valley Series #5
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Date:January 4, 2012
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admom
Location:Joplin, Missouri
Age:55-65
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I thought this book was great and can hardly wait for the next book in the series. I have read the first four books and love the family dynamics of each book.
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Review 4 for Katie's Way, Pleasant Valley Series #5
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Wonderful book series!

Date:January 3, 2012
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Julie Vehrs
Age:35-44
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This is an excellent book series, and the 5th book was as good as the first! You won't go wrong by purchasing the whole set!
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Review 5 for Katie's Way, Pleasant Valley Series #5
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Enjoyed the story.......

Date:December 27, 2011
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Evelyn Schmitt
Location:California
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I have been reading about the amish people. The above series was very enjoyble.
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Review 6 for Katie's Way, Pleasant Valley Series #5
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Not to be missed!

Date:December 26, 2011
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Lesa Brassette
Location:Grand Junction, CO
Age:35-44
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This was the last book I read before I embarked on my annual Christmas story cram! I had a hard time putting it down and found it to be a flowing, engaging story that I read through rather quickly.
Being a quilter, I particularly liked the inclusion of quilters and the quilt shop. It hasn't been that long since I took my first classes so I could place myself right along side the quilters!
Marta Perry was my first experience with Amish fiction and I wish everyone could gain some exposure to her unique writing style and the stories (and often mystery-tinged ones) she shares.
This is another great book in the Pleasant Valley Series! Don't miss it!
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Review 7 for Katie's Way, Pleasant Valley Series #5
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Another wonderful novel from Marta Perry

Date:October 31, 2011
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Brenda
Location:WV
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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. Caleb Brand has a furniture shop next door to Katie's newly opened quilt shop and while he isn't overly happy with her being there he tries to make her welcome. But when his young niece Becky comes to work in his store he isn't sure that he wants Becky to become friends with Rhoda because he overheard the conversation about her wild ways. He also has issues from his past that causes him to try and guard his heart from Katie, but it seems God just might have other ideas.
I loved this story. Most Amish women Katie's age are already married and raising children, but Katie is different. When the one she loved married someone else all she could do was leave home to try and start over. Starting over for her meant becoming independent because she figures she will never love anyone else. Caleb Brand is a man who distances himself from most people to keep anyone from getting inside his heart. Rumors from his past haunt him and as much as he tries to guard his heart sometimes the heart has other ideas, especially after that first unplanned kiss between him and Katie. The tension and banter that went on between the two make the story interesting. While I could go on about the relationship between the two the author gave us a few secondary stories that made the plot move along at a brisk pace. From the diverse group of quilters that met in the shop to the plans Katie has to grow her business each facet was interesting. I enjoyed seeing the sisterly bond grow between Katie and Rhoda as well.
While this is the fifth book in Marta Perry's Pleasant Valley series it can easily be read as a stand alone work, for me I have only read a couple of books in the series and had no problems jumping right into this story. The author provides sufficient background information about the characters and town so that I didn't feel lost at all. Overall if you enjoy reading Amish stories with interesting characters, a fast moving plot, and a nice inspirational message then your certainly going to enjoy "Katie's Way."
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