As many of you know, I’m always attracted to new ideas in fiction, to new angles and new ways of doing things. Today I’m thrilled to be featuring Vannetta Chapman’s wonderful and inventive Amish-cozy mystery, FALLING TO PIECES. This is Amish with a bit of a new twist.
In the Amish community of Shipshewana, two women — one Amish, one English — reluctantly join forces for a short-term business venture. Neither is looking for friendship, but when the town’s newspaper editor is murdered, and an unexpected prime suspect is identified, the women form an unlikely alliance to solve the mystery.
In this first book of a three-book series, a fresh twist is brought to the popular Amish fiction genre. She blends the familiar components readers love in Amish books — faith, community, simplicity, family — with an innovative who-done it plot that keeps readers guessing right up to the last stitch in the quilt.
When two women — one Amish, one English — each with different motives, join forces to organize a successful on-line quilt auction, neither expects to gain a friendship. As different as night and day, Deborah and Callie are uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary situation. But a murder, a stubborn detective, an unlikely suspect, and the town’s reaction throw the two women together, and they form an unlikely alliance to solve a mystery and catch a killer.
Set in the well-known Amish community of Shipshewana, FALLING TO PIECES will attract both devoted fans of the rapidly-growing Amish fiction genre, as well as those who are captivated by the Amish way of life. This is a novel both traditional Amish fans and also cozy mystery fans will love.
Vaneerta’s blog. http://www.vannettachapman.com/falling-to-pieces.html
Barnes & Noble. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/falling-to-pieces-vannetta-chapman/1102909224?ean=9780310415855&itm=2&usri=falling%2bto%2bpiec
Vannetta holds BA and MA degrees in English and has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen award from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She previously published an Amish novel with Abingdon Press, SIMPTLE AMISH CHRISTMAS.