Heroine Interview from Susanna’s Dream by Marta Perry with a Giveaway

» Posted on Feb 11, 2014 in Blog | 16 comments

This week I’m hosting Marta Perry with Susanna’s Dream, Veronica Heley with False Diamond (pdf file for giveaway) and Linda Clare with A Sky Without Stars. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Feb. 16th) evening.

SusannasDream_cover_v2Interview with the heroine from Susanna’s Dream by Marta Perry:

1.  Susanna Bitler, tell me the most interesting thing about you. A month ago I’d have said that the most interesting thing in my life was my partnership in an Amish Gift Shop in a small Pennsylvania town. But my life changed abruptly when my partner developed health problems and her son began pushing for her to sell the shop. I couldn’t afford to buy it, and with my only family gone, I felt panic at the thought of facing the future. But that was nothing compared to the shock I experienced when I learned that I had been adopted as a small child, and that I had two sisters, one Amish and one Englisch, about whom I knew nothing!

2.  What do you do for fun? My love is handcrafts, as you might guess from my involvement with the shop. I enjoy quilting and creating my own herbal tea blends from the herbs I grow.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? I am putting off getting better acquainted with these two women who call themselves my sisters. How can I accept a whole new family when the woman I’d always considered my mother is so recently gone? It feels like a betrayal of her.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life? I’m afraid of being alone, and sometimes I think that very fear makes it more likely to come true. The basic structure of my life has been swept from under me, and I don’t know which way to turn.

5.  What do you want out of life? A family, doesn’t everyone? Still, I’ve always thought it unlikely that I would marry. The lameness that resulted from the accident that killed my parents seems to make most men look on me as a friend, rather than a sweetheart.

6.  What is the most important thing to you? The shop is the most important thing in my life now, but I seem destined to lose it one way or another. If Nathan Gaus doesn’t sell it out from under me, the rising waters of the river may well sweep it away.

7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? Most Amish are great readers, and I love having a library so close here in town. I grew up reading the Little House on the Prairie books, and they’re still my favorites.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would be braver, so that I could face what comes with courage.

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? No, I don’t. Before we moved here to Oyersburg, there were plenty of animals on the farm, but since I’m so busy in the shop, it wouldn’t be fair to keep a pet inside all the time.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? Perhaps I would go back to those days when my birth family was intact. I want to see what we were like before the accident ripped the family apart.



  1. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy! 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    🙂 Smiles & Blessings,
    Cindy W.

    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

  2. I love Marty’s books. Would like to read this one.

  3. Love Marta Perry & Amish fiction. Would love to win, thanks for the opportunity!

  4. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel, Margaret 😉

  5. I really enjoyed the interview! I, too, wish I was braver in certain situations. 😀 Love Marta Perry’s books and would love to read this! Thank you for the opportunity!

  6. I really enjoyed the interview and I know I would enjoy this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  7. Lots of very interesting things happening.


  8. I love reading Amish fiction and I would love to read Susanna’s story. Marta is a new author to me. Thank you for this interview and book giveaway Margaret.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  9. Nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  10. I would love to win this book. I love Amish books and Marta Perry writing. Blessings to all.

  11. I enjoyed Susanna’s interview and would love to read her story!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  12. Would love to know how Susanna’s store and life goes on for her.
    Marta Perry on of my top 10 favorites and Amish life also a favorite storyline.


  13. I didn’t include my email for comment above. Sorry. 🙁


  14. Fun interview! Books sounds really good. Would love a chance to win a copy.

  15. Susanna’s Dream by Marta Perry sounds wonderful. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Have a wonderful weekend.

  16. I love reading Amish fiction. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of Marty Perry’s new book.

    msbookwormlady (at) aol (dot) com

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