I love reading and reviewing books....many Christian books, Amish/Mennonite fiction, biographies/autobios, nonfiction, historical fiction, mystery/suspense. I am a retired teacher on disability due to health. I am a Master Food Volunteer and volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension. I am also a grandma to the cutest two-year-old and several stepgrands! I love my pomeranian, Cocoa! I am a crochet fanatic!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Review of "Murder Tightly Knit"
Review of Murder Tightly Knit
by Vannetta Chapman
When a local Amish man is found dead, the Middlebury Amish Artisan Village comes under suspicion. Two amateur sleuths—one Amish, one English—will have to work quickly to keep fear from dividing their community.
As fall blankets the Pumpkinvine Trail with leaves of brown, gold, and orange, a local Amish man is found dead on the path. The only clues to the murderer’s identity point in two very different directions—toward the local survivalist group and toward the Amish Village—specifically the village’s knitting shop, The Cat’s Meow. The police call in a federal investigator, and he quickly puts everyone on the suspect list. Amber Bowman and Hannah Troyer know who isn’t guilty—they know this community down to the last buggy, but can find the guilty party before someone else is in danger?
While Hannah helps Amber solve the mystery, she and Jesse Miller continue courting. But when Jesse’s prodigal brother returns to their farm, Jesse becomes distracted by family troubles. He and Hannah will have to overcome the tension in order to keep their relationship alive. And Amber and Hannah will need to work quickly to solve the murder mystery and bring harmony back to the Amish community.
MY REVIEW: This return to Pumpkinvine Trail and another murder brings with it many questions. Amish are suspected as well as Englisch! I just love seeing Amber happily married to Tate in An Amish Village Mystery's book 2. I think readers will enjoy seeing the place the homeless Veteran has in this book as well. Amber is out to solve another murder and keep her village quiet and safe. She may irritate a few others in the process and many will still be in danger.
I rate this book a definite 5 stars! I was on the edge of my seat and I never figured out who committed the crime until it was revealed in the book.
I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than 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 novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award winner for best mystery. All of her books have been Christian Book Distributor bestsellers. She currently writes Amish fiction for Abingdon Press, Zondervan, and Harvest House. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.