- Taschenbuch: 336 Seiten
- Verlag: Shipshewana Amish Mysteries (7. September 2011)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0310330432
- ISBN-13: 978-0310330431
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,9 x 2,2 x 21,4 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 658.835 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Falling to Pieces (Shipshewana Amish Mysteries) (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 7. September 2011
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Vannetta Chapman holds a BA and MA degree in English and has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. Her debut novel is a romantic suspense, The Cost of Love, and will be published by Five Star Press (library markets only) under the pen name Drue Allen in March of 2010. She will also publish one Amish novel with Abingdon Press called A Journey Home for Christmas 2010. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.
'Falling to Pieces' was marketed as an Amish mystery but in some ways both the Amish aspect, and the mystery aspect, were secondary to the story of Texan Callie Harper finding herself anew after making friends with Deborah, an Amish woman.
Callie is Englisch (not Amish) and arrives at Shipshewana, where both Amish and Englisch live, to pack up and sell her deceased aunt's Quilting shop. She meets Deborah, an Amish woman, and finds herself drawn into life in Shipshewana, making friends and meeting a variety of people, both Amish and Englisch.
The mystery aspect of the story was perhaps a little simplistic (the 'baddie' seemed a bit cardboard-cutout), and there were some slight loose ends about Callie's personal circumstances when the story finished, but the development of Callie through her friendship was well handled. We meet other Amish characters and learn about their life and this made the book more enjoyable. Overall I was pleasantly surprised, especially as the Christian aspect of the story was natural and believable, not preachy and forced.
I enjoyed this, my first Amish novel, and look forward to reading another from Vannetta Chapman.
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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.
Ms. Chapman took the time to produce an 'Amish' or Pennsylvanian Dutch glossary. This was fun to read and it allowed me to enjoy the book all that much more.
For, I did. I did enjoy this book a great deal. We have a murder mystery and more going on from the very first pages. Callie has come to settle her deceased aunt's shop and estate. Callie is at lost ends when her job refuses her compassionate leave. Deborah and her two best friends are quilting for more than something to do. They had a verbal contract with Callie's aunt, Daisy, and they are desperate to continue it.
Callie also inherits a dog named Max who is also a victim in this book, as well a hero.
I hope you are intrigued enough to sample this author's work. This book is supposed to be three novels, however, after finishing the first, I hope the contract extends as I grew to love this town and folks within.