Sunday, March 6, 2016

Murder In The Amish Bakery ~ Samantha Price

  • File Size: 1965 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

When Ettie has problems with her bread sinking in the middle, she turns to her friend, Ruth Fuller, who owns the largest Bakery in town. 
When Ruth and Ettie discover a dead man in Ruth's Bakery with a knife in his back, Ruth is convinced the man was out to steal her bread recipe. 
It was known that the victim, Alan Avery, was one of the three men who were desperate to get their hands on Ruth's bread secrets. 
When it's revealed that Avery owed money all over town, the local detective believes he was after the large amount of cash that Ruth banks weekly. 
Why was Alan Avery found with a Bible clutched in his hand? And what did it have to do with a man who was pushed down a ravine twenty years earlier? 

Also in this series: 
Secrets Come Home 
Amish Murder 

My take on this book:
Who would think that trying to find an answer to why her bread was sinking in the middle would land Ettie Smith in the midst of another murder mystery? Ettie has been baking bread for years, but lately it just doesn't turn out right, after talking to her sister Elsa-May she decides to call Ruth Fuller, who just happens to own a local bakery, and has the best bread around. Ruth invites Ettie to the shop to try and figure out what's going on with Ettie's bread, but instead they find a dead man in Ruth's office, clutching a Bible. Turns out a few people had been interested in  purchasing Ruth's bread recipe, but would someone kill for it? One things for sure and certain Ettie will be lending a hand in order to find out!

I love this series and while I always enjoy reading the books, I always hate thinking that I have to wait for the next installment. Samantha Price really has become one of my favorite writers because she provides plenty of twists within her mysteries, while also allowing glimpses into the lives of Ettie and her sister Elsa-May, a pair of widowed Amish sisters who live together. While Ettie truly has a penchant for solving mysteries, Elsa-May is always a good sounding board. It is so easy to imagine these two sisters, while older, both are as sharp as tacks, sometimes funny, and overall easy to care for characters. I love the addition of  Snowy to the mix, and look forward to seeing him in future stories. Now on to the mystery, it was well thought, moves quickly and provides more than a few suspects for the reader to consider. While there were a few editing issues in the story, it doesn't take away from the flow of the story, or my enjoyment in reading it. Fans of Amish fiction will certainly enjoy this book ,and entire series for that matter, but anyone who enjoys a page turning mystery that isn't easy to solve will probably enjoy it as well! I am hooked on this series and can't wait to read the next installment.

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