A Perfect Square, Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series #2 -eBook
Good Christian reading.
Wonderful book! I enjoy reading, and can count on CBD always having enjoyable fiction.
November 6, 2013
God's plan is perfect in good times and bad times!
In book two of the Shipshewana Amish mysteries, A PERFECT SQUARE is not only quilted by the Amish women in this community, but it becomes the guidance for God's perfect leading in one's life, even in the painful and difficult times for God's people.
When a young girl is found dead in a local pond, all the evidence points to one man, but the ladies of Callie's quilt shop are sure that the wrong man has been arrested. The biggest problem in proving his innocence, is his determination to say nothing in his defense. At the same time, an elderly Amish man shows up in Callie's garden, wanting Callie to find his daughter, but his dementia makes his request seem a bit unbelievable, as the man's grown son says that he doesn't have a sister.
Once again the "Englisher", Callie, and her new Amish friends, are drawn into both of these mysteries. Through many situations of family life, romantic strife, thrilling situations, and the love of God and his people, everything fantastically, comes into perfect alignment for everyone's lives in the long run. Though everything does not necessarily turn out as the characters would have hoped for, they all see God's leading in their lives.
Lovely story of friendships and belief in God, once again produces a winning book in this fun and beautiful series. There is just enough tension to keep the reader thoroughly interested in what will happen next. And just enough comic relief to keep the story from becoming maudlin. Looking forward to reading the next book in this very enjoyable series!
August 10, 2013
Vanetta Chapman is a gem!
This is the second book of Chapman's that I have had the pleasure of reading. I received this book as a gift, not realizing it was the second in a series. (I prefer to read series books from the beginning to the end!) But let me say that I was only 3 chapters into the book when I stopped reading and went online to purchase the remaining two books of the series!
Vanetta Chapman writes in an Amish setting, yet portrays her characters as individuals first and Amish second. She winds characters together in real friendships, Amish and non-Amish, in a natural way that makes you understand that she has experienced life in this way. There is nothing about her books that is not believable. The characters are real, possess flaws and quirks just like any of us, and deal with "real" life.
One could read this book as a "single" and not purchase the others, as I did. But I think that once you have met Callie, Deborah, Esther, Faith and all the others, you will, like me, want more.
May 21, 2013
Another Great Cozy Mystery!
Vannetta Chapman has done it again, folks! She manages to bring us another cozy mystery in this sequel where the Amish community must figure out another death. This time Esther (Deborah, Melinda, and CallieÃ¢ÂÂs best friend) discovers the body and itÃ¢ÂÂs a young girl floating face down in a pond on her fianceÃ¢ÂÂs property.
Callie has a much smaller role in this book than before and most of the narration is from Deborah or EstherÃ¢ÂÂs perspective. However, she does get to solve one mystery and she spends more of her time learning how to quilt in this story. I was disappointed she didnÃ¢ÂÂt throw a drink on anyoneÃ¢ÂÂs head in this sequel, but she does manage to sew cloth to her blouse at one point while speaking in frustration over something. ThatÃ¢ÂÂs sooo Callie! SheÃ¢ÂÂs the character I relate to the most being an Englischer; sheÃ¢ÂÂs the big kid of this group and the little sister to the three Amish friends. Her and Max are very precious to the story, but since their role was smaller I didnÃ¢ÂÂt feel the same connection to the story as I did in Falling to Pieces.
The themes of friendship, family, faith, and forgiveness are very powerful in this enjoyable mystery so that the reader isnÃ¢ÂÂt just witnessing on the side, but experiencing with the characters as they go. Vannetta Chapman skillfully writes about realistic people that you are both rooting for and eagerly waiting for the end so that all answers are discovered and new friends are made along the way. I highly recommend this book for fans of the Amish genre as well as those who love a good mystery! Please visit VannettaÃ¢ÂÂs facebook page to receive updates, giveaways, prayers, and other information that she likes to post: http://www.facebook.com/#!/VannettaChapmanBooks?fref=ts
I want to thank Zondervan for sending me a review paperback copy. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
January 8, 2013