Sunday, August 5, 2012

Review of A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower




The people of Appleseed Creek in the heart of Ohio's Amish Country are under attack. Soon after the dust has settled on a buggy accident that turned out to be murder, an unknown assailant begins cutting off the long hair of Amish women and the beards of Amish men. 
New to the area, computer specialist Chloe Humphrey may not share their customs, but she is certainly alarmed over these crimes against the Amish and worries how such events will impact her growing number of friends who are more connected to that way of life. 
In this small community, when Chloe discovers the body of an Amish businessman who was stabbed in the back and whose beard was cut off, she knows that finding the murderer and restoring peace to Appleseed Creek is as much her responsibility as anyone else's.

My thoughts on this book:   Oh, I love mysteries!  this was such a great one!  I honestly never figured out who was doing the crime!   I was very surprised at the conclusion to see what had happened, who did it, and why they did it.    I love how this puts the Amish and English together as Chloe and Becky live together, and Timothy is around quite a bit since he and Chloe seem to have developed a chemical attraction or magnetism for one another:  good old-fashioned romance is a part of A Plain Scandal too.   So if you love romance, mystery, the Amish, and suspense, read this book.  It is a real nail-biter and will leave you hanging on the very edge of your seat.   Amanda Flower is a gifted writer and uses beautiful descriptions to make you feel that you are actually a part of the very scene you are reading about.
5 Stars *****     Read it, you won't be sorry!  

About the Author:

Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery,Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. She also writes mysteries as Isabella Alan.
Amanda is represented by Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency.
Amanda has a website:  www.amandaflower.wordpress.com
Also, I'm excited to tell you that Amanda will be my guest on Monday, August 6, for an interview and she is giving away a copy of A Plain Death.as well.  So check back here as you won't want to miss that!
This book will be published in February 2013.   Don't miss it!
I received a free copy of this book from netgalley and B& H Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review.   

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