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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (642 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marta Perry Narrator: Tanya Eby Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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All of Pleasant Valley seems to think the newcomer from Lancaster County is the perfect match for teacher Leah. After all, so few new families come to their separate Amish community, and fewer still unmarried men. Daniel Glick is a widower with three young children to look after - clearly he's in need of a wife.

Daniel's past haunts him. Though he cannot miss the beauty in Leah's bright eyes and patient ways, he also sees a reminder of his pain-filled marriage. Leah, too, has a burden to bear. Years ago, she was engaged to Johnny Kile, and she was heartbroken when he decided to leave the Amish community. Since then she has immersed herself in teaching, forgetting any hopes of having her own family. When Johnny returns, seeking reconciliation, Leah must decide between two pathways, either of which will completely change her life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley Green | 2/20/2014

    " While the family went to the water park I stayed in the pool and read this one yesterday. Its good but predictable amish romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 2/10/2014

    " I loved Leah's Choice by Marta Perry. Marta Perry is rapidly becoming one of my favorite authors. This is a great story, and I plan to read Rachel's Garden next (Book #2 in this series). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 2/4/2014

    " This is the first book that I have read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. I like Amish stories and this one kept my interest till the end. I'm going to try more of her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith | 1/22/2014

    " A lovely tale about the Amish people, their way of life, and the inner conflict experienced by those who, on the one hand, love the communal nature of The Plain People lifestyle, who treasure the comraderie and togetherness, but who are drawn to the Outside World--the world of The English--for various reasons. This novel also relates the personal conflicts in the main character's experience over a lost love returned, a new man in the community who seems to want a relationship but is emotionally "shut down" because of past hurts, and her own journey of discovery regarding her own feelings and future. This is especially dear to my heart as my father's heritage is being raised in a similar environment in a Mennonite community. The story is well-told by someone who genuinely appreciates the positives of the Amish way of life, and who also understands the push-pull between the two "worlds." There is no overt sexuality in this book--it just isn't a part of that culture. But the match-making mommas are really humorous and the underlying tension in potential love relationships carries the story well. This is a wonderful read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia Cheung | 1/21/2014

    " This was a nice story. I enjoyed it. I will most likely read the rest of this series if I can finish it in ebook format on the Library's website. Fast, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/31/2013

    " I have become quite fond of Amish fiction; it's nice to read books emphasized on faith and family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 India | 12/26/2013

    " Amish romance novels are so fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Uriana Zeta | 10/27/2013

    " Nice story... I'll probably read the rest of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 8/27/2013

    " The first book I've read by this auther. Looking forward to the second book in the series "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dixie | 7/20/2013

    " Pretty simple reading and not particulary interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Nielsen | 4/5/2013

    " Loved this book - great story line and I couldn't put it down. It was interesting to read about the Amish way of life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marg | 12/28/2012

    " Excellent book. strong characters great story line "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/2/2012

    " All the same but I enjoy them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ingrid | 4/23/2012

    " First book I read by this Author.I will read book two of this series. I was drawn in from the start,hard to put down.Good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/7/2012

    " Novel about an Amish woman's choice between her now-English first love and a new member of the community. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/26/2012

    " This was a pretty good book. I found myself googling a few of the things they talked about, which made it even more interesting. I like this writers style a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nili | 12/4/2011

    " Very well written. Interesting insight into Amish culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra Neal | 6/14/2011

    " Marta Perry is another "first time read" author! I truly enjoyed this book. I finished it in less then 24hrs, as it was a "can't put it down" book. It is a book that really speaks to the heart about family and faith! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia | 3/26/2011

    " I am surprised I liked this book as much as I did. I picked it off the shelf from our local library and it turned out it was a great read. I liked learning more about the Amish culture and the story line carried the book until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb Simmering | 12/9/2010

    " LOVED THIS BOOK. READ BOOKS 2,3,AND 4. THEY WERE ALL REALLY GOOD BOOKS. JUST FINISHED READING AMISH KITCHEN. WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE WHO ENJOYS READING AMISH FICTION. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/12/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book, enjoyed the characters, and the community. Cant wait to start the second in the series, and Looking forward to more Marta Perry books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 10/25/2010

    " I liked it better second time around. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marg | 10/10/2010

    " Excellent book. strong characters great story line "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 8/12/2010

    " Excellent Amish story! I had never read this author before but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can't wait to read the next on in the series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dixie | 6/6/2010

    " Pretty simple reading and not particulary interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 3/26/2010

    " It was simple, okay. Almost better for a pre-teen to read. In the back, it has a note from the author and if you write to her, you get a bookmark! I thought that was cute. I like reading about the Amish though, that culture is interesting. I learned some vocab. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/29/2010

    " This is the first book that I have read by this author and I was pleasantly surprised. I like Amish stories and this one kept my interest till the end. I'm going to try more of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi | 1/21/2010

    " The first book I've read by this auther. Looking forward to the second book in the series "

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About the Author
Author Marta Perry

Marta Perry is a Pennsylvania-based author of over three dozen 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. When she’s not writing, Marta is active at her church and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. Marta lives in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.

About the Narrator

Tanya Eby is a narrator and novelist who has narrated more than fifty New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, earning two AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has a BA in English language and literature from Grand Valley State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her children.