When a local Amish man is found dead, the Middlebury Amish Artisan Village comes under suspicion. Two amateur sleuths—one Amish, one English—will have to work quickly to keep fear from dividing their community.
As fall blankets the Pumpkinvine Trail with leaves of brown, gold, and orange, a local Amish man is found dead on the path. The only clues to the murderer’s identity point in two very different directions—toward the local survivalist group and toward the Amish Village—specifically the village’s knitting shop, The Cat’s Meow. The police call in a federal investigator, and he quickly puts everyone on the suspect list. Amber Wright and Hannah Troyer know who isn’t guilty—they know this community down to the last buggy, but can find the guilty party before someone else is in danger?
While Hannah helps Amber solve the mystery, she and Jesse Miller continue courting. But when Jesse’s prodigal brother returns to their farm, Jesse becomes distracted by family troubles. He and Hannah will have to overcome the tension in order to keep their relationship alive. And Amber and Hannah will need to work quickly to solve the murder mystery and bring harmony back to the Amish community.
About the Author
Vannetta Chapman is author of the best-selling novel A Simple Amish Christmas. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. In 2012 she was awarded a Carol Award for Falling to Pieces. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.
My review: This is the second book in a mystery series involving the unlikely duo of an Amish girl and her Englisher employer. I love the idea of this combination and I am enjoying reading as this series progresses into an enjoyable cozy mystery series with such a unique twist. I think the author does a good job of creating an intriguing plot and interweaving characters. I love that it isn’t obvious “who-dun-it” and that the mystery keeps you turning the pages to find out. I also enjoy the characters and I’m growing fonder of them the more I read of this series.
I hope the author continues to challenge this unlikely duo with more mysteries to come. This is definitely a series worth reading!
*I received a copy of this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review by BookLook Bloggers.