Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman

This is a fun whodunit mystery taking place in the Amish town of Shipshewana.  After Callie's aunt passes, she arrives from Texas with the intent of selling her aunt's quilt shop.  After a little coaxing the Amish ladies that provided quilts for the shop, convince her to re-open the now forlorn looking shop. Deborah's family comes to help Callie restore the shop and clean the grounds. 

Deborah, one of the Amish women quilters and Callie work together to sell some of the quilts on EBay.  The editor of the local newspaper finds this as a good story to sell a few more of his papers and embellishes the story with incorrect information which gives Callie a bad start in her new business. 

Callie becomes friends with the Amish women and gains their trust.

The editor is found dead in his office and Callie finds him and somehow becomes entangled legally with this apparent crime.  More incidents happen in town and the police are looking to capture the person responsible.   Callie and Deborah play detectives, plotting together to figure out how to find the person responsible for the crimes and find themselves in a scary situation.

The story is one of trust and friendship among women of different backgrounds and how they can bond together and work together even though they have many differences.  I enjoyed the story very much and it was a fun read.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Callie's story! And yes it IS a story of friendship--as well as community and faith. Thank you for the review!