Friday, January 10, 2014

Plain Murder by Emma Miller

Rachel was back home.  She'd gone away to school and to visit the Englisher's world and she's not Amish anymore.  She's running her own bed and breakfast and trying to make a life for herself.  The Amish life still draws her but she likes living her life free from all the rules and without the restrictive clothes.  When her Uncle is accused of murder, she can't just stand by and let God handle it.  She has to find out what happened.

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this story for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

Uncle Aaron will not defend himself.  He simply tells them he's innocent when they take him to jail and then he says nothing more.  Rachel tries to get him to talk to his attorney, but that's not the Amish way.

It's hard to run a bed and breakfast and be gone all the time to look for clues.  When the word gets out that her Uncle may be a murderer, her guests begin to cancel appointments.  That gives her more time but less money to run her business.  Despite the stress and strain, she still tries to find out who the real killer is.

This is a well written story with enjoyable characters.  I was amazed by the killer.  How could someone so good and kind have killed Willy?  We all do things we think we must when confronted by danger.  

This has the feel of a new series.  I hope to read more about Rachel and her adventures.  

Happy reading.

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