In her signature style, Vannetta Chapman is back with another cozy Amish mystery with a twist! In A Perfect Square, Amish-English sleuthing duo Deborah Yoder and Callie Harper set out to solve a murder. But more than an innocent man’s future is at stake. In book two of the Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, God’s grace touches the long-lost past as well as lives shaken by current tragedy.
There’s more to the quaint northern Indiana town of Shipshewana than handcrafted quilts, Amish-made furniture, immaculate farms and close-knit families. When a dead girl is found floating in a local pond, murder is also afoot. And Reuben Fisher is in jail as the suspect! Reuben refuses to divulge any information, even to clear himself of a crime Deborah is certain he didn’t commit. So, with her English friend, Callie—fellow sleuth and owner of Daisy’s Quilt Shop—Deborah sets out to uncover the truth. But the mystery deepens when an elderly man seeks Callie’s help in finding his long-lost daughter, missing since the days of the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes. An old man who has lost his past. A young man who may lose his future. Once again Deborah and Callie find themselves trying to piece together a crazy quilt of lives and events—one that can bring unexpected touches of God’s grace and resolve the tragedy that has shaken this quiet Amish community.
You can read a sample of A Perfect Square here, in PDF format
About The Author:
Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a bestseller. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.
I was first introduced to the work of Vannetta Chapman with the first book in this series, Falling To Pieces, and I was so excited to read this second book, A Perfect Square, that I finished in one sitting (took a couple hours). It is one of the first times that I have seen my two favorite Christian literature genres, crime/suspense and Amish fiction, combined. And I have not been disappointed.
Once again you are introduced to the various characters from Shipshewana, Indiana, and plunked into the world of the Amish. The characters are priceless, the writing fantastic - keeping your attention throughout, and I love the addition of romance as well. I loved how Chapman integrated Amish living with mysteries to solve and I cannot wait to see if a book three is coming for this series, or what Chapman writes next! She writes with a fantastic flow, and includes Christian messages without being overly preachy, which will attract fans of both Christian and non-Christian Amish fiction. I will definitely have her work on my TBR list for sure.
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.
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