Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman

The Shipshewana series of cozy mysteries by Vannetta Chapman is a wonderful set of books that will enthrall any mystery readers.  The books are set in the charming Amish community of Shipshewana.  I read this book last, although it was actually book 2 of the series.  It read well as a stand-alone book, as well.  It continues with some of the main characters of the previous book, but engages you right away and if you didn't know anything about them, you would still easily be caught up in the tale.

A dead Amish girl is found in the pond of Reuben Fisher, a local Amish man.  After all the evidence is gathered, it would appear that Reuben is the culprit that caused this event.  But is he?  As in the previous book, Callie Harper and her Amish friend Deborah and others of the community find themselves trying to figure out what happened and who is really to blame for what has happened.

An older Amish gentleman with Alzheimer's also engages Callie into looking for a daughter who he claims disappeared in the towns worst tornado experiences back in the year 1965.   But no one seems to believe him, but Callie seems to have a warm spot in her heart and tries to find the daughter who would now be in her 50's.  After all this time, is it even possible?

I enjoy how the book has moments that make you feel just plain good.   The character, Esther, who says, "I do believe the Lord's Word, but when my heart hurts, as it does today, I have to wonder if his plan doesn't include a bit more refining and learning than I would have chosen.   I have to wonder if there couldn't have been an easier way.  I wonder why."

I really liked that because each of us probably needs more refining and learning, probably more than any of us would want, because the refining is usually not easy but therefore, makes each of us a bit stronger than we might have been before.

This was a great book, and I highly recommend it to others who enjoy the Amish genre, and a good mystery.

To find out more about Vannetta and her wonderful books click this link!
To grab a copy of this fun read check out this link!

And soon there will be another book to read.  Hidden is Vannetta's forthcoming book!  You can pre-order here at Amazon!

No comments:

Post a Comment