Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman

All she wanted to do was pick a few pretty flowers with the children.  She never expected to find a body...

Zondervan and Edelweiss allowed me download an ebook of this story for review (thank you).  This book will be available to purchase on March 31st.  It's the second in the Shipshewana Amish Mystery series.

This Amish group is living in Indiana.  The description of the life they live reminds me of my grandparents on my father's side.  They came from the old country, Czechoslovakia.  They raised their own food, harvested their own animals, hunted, fished and worked hard in general.  Life was simple.  The Amish are like that.

Their fundamental belief is that they must do the right thing.  Their definition of the right thing may not be the same as yours or mine.

The young woman found in the pool had a head injury, so the Sheriff begins a hunt for a murderer.  When he finds she was living in Reuben's grandparents home and had the key to it, he arrests Reuben.  Not everyone thinks Reuben did it.  But the women who decide to try to prove that are an odd couple; one is Amish and one is an Englisher.  They make a  good team despite their differences.

This tale is set in the present but has links to the past.  It's a twisted about mystery that affects several lives.  As the threads unwound, I waited anxiously to see how the story would end.  This author did not disappoint me.  I'd like to read the next in this series and see where the story goes from here.  It's a good read.

Happy reading.

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