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Publication Date: 2011
Series: Shipshewana Amish Mystery
Murder, Simply Stitched, Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series #2Isabella AlanSignet / 2014 / Mass Paperback$5.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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A Promise for Miriam, Pebble Creek Amish Series #1Vannetta ChapmanHarvest House Publishers / 2012 / Trade Paperback$7.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 30 Reviews Video
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Murder Simply Brewed, Amish Village Mystery Series #1Vannetta ChapmanZondervan / 2014 / Trade Paperback$8.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 37 Reviews
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In this first book of a three-book series, author Vannetta Chapman brings a fresh twist to the popular Amish fiction genre. She blends the familiar components consumers love in Amish booksfaith, community, simplicity, familywith an innovative who-done-it plot that keeps readers guessing right up to the last stitch in the quilt. When two womenone Amish, one Englisheach with different motives, join forces to organize a successful on-line quilt auction, neither expects nor wants a friendship. As different as night and day, Deborah and Callie are uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary situation. But a murder, a surprising prime suspect, a stubborn detective, and the town's reaction throw the two women together, and they form an unlikely alliance to solve a mystery and catch a killer. Set in the well-known Amish community of Shipshewana, Falling to Pieces will attract both devoted fans of the rapidly-growing Amish fiction genre, as well as those who are captivated by the Amish way of life.
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 grandfathers birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Visit Vannetta's website: www.vannettachapman.com Twitter: @VannettaChapman Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks
DonnasBookshelfTennesseeAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I had no idea I would enjoy the story as much as I did!September 16, 2014DonnasBookshelfTennesseeAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When I began reading this story, I had no idea I would enjoy it as much as I did and although Ive been reading mysteries most of my life, I was caught off guard more than once and I went through the entire book not knowing who the murderer was (what a relief; thats actually a good thing).
I loved getting to know Callie, Deborah, Esther and Melinda, as well as the others in the story. The interaction between Callie (an Englischer) and her Amish friends is highly entertaining. Theres enough controversy to keep the story hopping!
Callie soon gets herself arrested or almost!
If I were Callie, I would never have the nerve to do some of the things she does yet it is all very believable. Getting involved in the lives of her friends is just what she needs.
Most series are written so that you can pick up any of the books and catch up easily with whats happened before. You can probably do this with the Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, but you will miss so much if you do. Get all three books in the series and begin at book one Falling to Pieces. Youll be so glad you did.
MotherMaryGreen Bay, WIAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5This is a good Amish based mystery.July 26, 2012MotherMaryGreen Bay, WIAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4There was a good mix of Amish and Englisher parts to it, showing that the two communities can get along well. The mystery kept you guessing right up to the end.
lilakaserCoshocton, OhioAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5March 16, 2012lilakaserCoshocton, OhioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This is the first book I have read by this author. For me, it was kind of slow but as kept reading it got better as the book went on. It is about a niece of a woman who own a quilt shop in Indiana in Amish country. T.he aunt dies and she comes to close the shop. A group of Amish women comes to her and ask her to put their quilts on Ebay. Some people don't like the idea especially the towns newspaper editor. This book is sort of different for an Amish book. It has suspense and romance and friendships between two people who are entirely different from each other. I recommend this book highly.