The Book – Murder Simply Brewed
Amber Wright has been managing The Amish Village, a collection of Amish shops, for a very long time and nothing ever really happens there. Then an employee, manager Ethan Grey of A Simple Blend coffee shop, ends up dead and she doesn’t quite believe that is was due to any vandalism.
Amber then hires Hannah Troyer, a young Amish woman, to start managing A Simple Blend, and more unusual things begin to happen around The Village. Amber and Hannah team up to investigate because even the local police think the women are seeing more than is truly there to see.
Mysteries include clues that do not make any sense and Amber and Hannah end up enlisting the help of a neighbor with their investigation. The tides are turning quickly around The Village; will the amateur detectives find themselves at death’s door? Or will they spill the beans and nab the killer before one of them ends up becoming the next victim?
Amber and Hannah must trust each other and overlook their age difference so that they can figure out why things have gone terribly wrong at The Amish Village shops. They will need to learn to rely on each other and God to help them discover the truth, a truth that might have been better left hidden.
If you know me at all, you know that I am always up for reading a good Amish story. This one takes the cake though! I LOVED the fun mystery and intrigue that this story delivered. There is plenty of Amish characters, traditions, dress, relationships, and more but there is the always engaging Englischer (English) characters that this story does well!
I loved the way that in this story the English and the Amish are working together in The Amish Village. And it was an interesting bond that the author creates with the two main female characters. It was real. I could see myself interacting with these characters, Amber and Hannah, on a daily basis. They are so well written.
Vanessa Chapman does an excellent job in reeling you into the story with a very gripping incident. Not only does she write murder well, she writes detecting and investigating well…amateur super sleuths are on my “to-do-list” so I especially enjoyed the writing of this story.
If you are looking for fun, excitement, a little bit of romance, a healthy dose of relying on God, then grab yourself a copy of this book and dig in. Coffee anyone? There seems to be an opening at the local shop…
I hope you enjoyed this book review and come back soon to see what else I have on my reading list.
In His Grace.
— This book was NOT a required review. I have one by this author from this series though that I will be reviewing soon. I wanted to read up on the series before I got to that book though. —