Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Winner of A Perfect Square along with a mini review of the book

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (March 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310330440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310330448

Book Description

March 31, 2012 A Shipshewana Amish Mystery (Book 2)
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.

My take on this book:
After devouring the first book in this series I was anxious to find out where the author would take us with the next book, and I must say this Amish mystery series is second to none!

This book easily pulled me right back to Shipshewana Indiana. Deborah Yoder and her friend Esther are headed to Daisy's Quilt Shop which is run by their friend Callie Harper, and contemplating the wedding that is going to take place between Esther and Tobias in a few weeks when the find a body floating in a local pond. Thing is the body is found in a pond that Tobias and his cousin Reubin have been farming. When Reubin is arrested as a suspect, can Callie and her friends figure out who committed the crime and exonerate Reubin?

I love a good cozy mystery and when several of the primary characters are Amish it's even better. The author not only provides realistic characters, but also provides the reader with a fast moving plot that kept me riveted until the final page. While the main focus was figuring out who-dun-it there were a few secondary stories that the author tied together perfectly to the main storyline. I enjoyed visiting all the old characters from the first book, and couldn't help but wonder if Callie might find romance in this story. I love that Max Callie's dog plays such a great role in this mystery series. The pretty  covers and the promise of an Amish mystery drew me to this series but a fast moving plot and interesting characters is what keeps me coming back. I can't wait to take another trip to Daisy's Quilt Shop!

While this book is the second in the Shipshewana Amish Mystery series the author provides enough background information that this book can easily be read as a stand alone work, but anyone who loves a great mystery will certainly want to read the first book "Falling To Pieces" as well. Highly recommended!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.

The winner of the giveaway for "A Perfect Square" isssss:: PJarrell! Winner has been contacted. Thanks to everyone who entered, stay tuned for more great giveaways.

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