Saturday, April 5, 2014

Murder Simply Brewed Book Review

I have a wonderful combination book to tell you about today called Murder Simply Brewed which is a murder/mystery but it's also an Amish story written by Vannetta Chapman.
When the coffee shop manager is murdered in Middlebury’s Amish Artisan Village, two women from different walks of life must join together to solve the mystery.
Spring has arrived in Middlebury, Indiana, and Amber Wright is optimistic about the growing profit from her collection of Amish shops---until she receives a call that Ethan Gray is dead. Hurrying over to A Simple Blend, she finds a solitary hole in the front window and the store manager lying next to the espresso machine, dead from an apparent heart attack. All the money is still in his register. 
When Amber hires a young Amish woman, Hannah Troyer, to take over the shop’s duties, the two women become fast friends---as well as amateur sleuths. The police believe Gray’s death is a by-product of vandalism, but Amber and Hannah aren't convinced. 
Clues that don't add up, a neighbor who is pulled into the midst of the investigation, a town with secrets to hide, and a blossoming romance---all will combine to push Amber and Hannah into unfamiliar roles in order to reveal answers to the mysteries around them.
Just because this is an Amish community doesn't mean nothing ever goes on there! They are human just like us and make mistakes and this particular case it is all about greed.
Because the police don't think that foul play is involved in Ethan's murder, they rule it a heart attack but Amber and Hannah decide that they will have to figure out what is going on. They already know that his sister, Patricia is probably one screw lose in the head so they decide to concentrate on her and see where it leads.
This case is sad in some ways but you will get hooked into the story and won't want to put this book down until you have figured out who and why Ethan was murdered. It's told in a suspenseful way that draws you into the scenes and leaves you wanting more!
Happy Reading!
About the Author: 
Vannetta Chapman writes fiction full of GRACE. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.
Her first novel, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a bestseller. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.
I thought this book was so good and wanted to share it with someone so I am giving my copy to one reader. It is a hard copy book and can only be mailed inside the U.S. Good Luck Everyone!


Lisa Brown said...

i like all kinds of mystery stories; i don't have a favorite since there are so many great authors

christina dutra said...

i like Sneaky People by Thomas Berger

Renee G said...

I enjoy reading Amish stories -- and my mom is an even bigger fan.
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Vennie Martinisi said...

I love mysteries! My favorite author is Preston and Childs and my favorite book of theirs is White Fire.

But I do enjoy Amish books. They have such nice and slow pace to them, at least most of them. So they're super when just need a little down time from the world.

Zelia Correia said...

I really love Steven king books!

Anita Yancey said...

I do enjoy reading Amish stories, I love learning all about them. As for a favorite mystery writer, I don't have just one, I have a lot of favorites. Just some of them are Andrea Kane, Lisa Unger, Elizabeth Lowell, Karen Rose,Tess Gerritsen, etc. Thanks for having the giveaway.


KayM said...

I have only read 5 or 6 Amish books, so I don't have a favorite author yet. I did read Vannetta's book, The Christmas Quilt, last Christmas. It was a complex and interesting story. I enjoyed it a lot. I like the Hannah Swenson Murder Mysteries by Joanne Fluke. They are not Christian fiction, but are nice, clean reads. I think they are what is called "cozy mysteries". I've read 14 or 15 of those. I am really looking forward to reading Murder Simply Brewed.

Maryann Skaritka said...

I love reading Amish fiction. Its my favorite genre to read.
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Gala said...

Ilove reading Amish stories