Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Great New Amish Mystery

  "A Perfect Square"Product Details
By Vannetta Chapman

Vannetta has again succeeded in writing a winning Amish mystery, the second book in her series, involving a quilt shop, its owners and the community of Shipshewana , Indiana. I thought that nothing could surpass her first book, "Falling to Pieces", however, I am glad to say that I was mistaken. Each mystery is getting better than the last. This new book, "A Perfect Square" involves more than one plot line that keeps you engrossed throughout.  A murder in an Amish book???? Yes!!! And the circumstances surrounding it are certainly not what we think of as typical of Amish life. Yet, these people do have the same challenges and  problems that we have. They may have their faith and peacefulness, however they do not escape everyday life and difficulties. Vannetta is sensitive to their way of life and approaches the problems in a way suitable, yet at times, unusual for them.

The characters are well developed , so that you get to know them in a very personal way. You feel their hurts, pain and suffering. The mixture of Amish and Englischers within the story is unique. They work together to solve a crime that is disturbing to the entire community surrounding Shipshewana. A second mysterious event appears midway through the book. This was a total shock and surprise to me. Vannetta then uses her creative talents to connect the  startling events and makes it all come together.

This is definitely a page turner. Just when you think you have it figured out, the plot twists and turns once again.  What started as a story about a quilt shop, ends up being about murder , crime and the court system's injustice (that is my opinion!).  

I am eagerly waiting for the next book in this series. A totally different picture of Amish life!! Loved it !!!

Great job, Vannetta!!! Just keep writing!!

ebook was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Thank you for your review, Karla. I'm so glad you enjoyed this story ... one that was very close to my heart. : ) I recently finished the proofs for Book 3, and I do adore the characters we've placed in Shipshewana.

  2. I can't wait to read this one.
    I love all of Vannatta's books
    & I know this one will be great.
    Wilma Metcalf

  3. Great review Karla, I read the first book in this series and will have to get this one next. I love to read about the amish.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Paula O

  4. Nice review! I loved this book.You are right it really is a page turner! Fans are going to really enjoy this book:)