Thursday, June 28, 2012

An Amish Mystery

I love to read Amish fiction. I recently received an Amish mystery from Zondervan Publishers.  I had never read a book quite like this one.
The Perfect Square is part of a series of mysteries based on a small town of Shipshewana in Indiana. This is a close knit community of Amish along with some Englisher friends, who have already been previously involved in several mysteries together. This book is interesting in the fact that it involves more than one mystery - a murder and a missing child - the possibility that one mystery could solve the other.  Unexpectedly, one of the well known, highly regarded characters, Reuben is arrested for murder after a young girl is found dead in a pond on his property. For reasons he cannot divulge he refuses to talk to friends, his lawyer, or the authorities about what happened. Close friends, Callie (Englisher) and Deborah (Amish) work together to discover the truth and have Reuben released before its too late and he is convicted of a crime they are certain he did not commit. Will they be able to do it without Reuben's help?  And what of a supposedly senile older man who keeps showing up asking Callie to find his missing daughter?
As the story unfolds we find so much that can relate to our own everyday life; tragedy, regrets, love, grace and mercy, fear, faith, and a touch of romance.  This story will keep you reading. I certainly enjoyed the plot, characters, and felt the author did a great job.  I am eager to read other books in this series. If you haven't read the previous books though, this is a stand alone book. Although it includes characters introduced in previous books, the plot is not related or necessarily tied into a prior book in the series.

*I received this book from Zondervan for the purpose of my review and am not required to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.*


You can get to know the author Vannetta Chapman on her website. Vannetta Chapman
And you can purchase this book from Zondervan  or another retailer.

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