25 Book Reviews

Friday, June 1, 2012

A New Author to Watch!!

"A Plain Death"

A Plain Death: An Appleseed Creek MysteryBy Amanda Flower

Amanda is a new author to me and one which I will definitely read more of!! She is a talented woman who writes with detail, mystery and intrigue. Her attention to detail is outstanding as is her ability to involve you with her characters. Your attention is maintained throughout the entire book and I , myself, did NOT want this book to ever end!! I lived the lives of the characters and felt their desperation, joy and pain. They became so much a part of me that I thought of them even after I put the book down to retire for the night.In fact, I had difficulty putting the book down at all- meals could wait, housework will always be there, sleep... who needs it???

The setting is Appleseed Creek, Ohio. The main character is Chloe, coming to a small town from the big city, a computer tech , who takes a short term job here, thinking she will be removed from the problems of the city. Boy, is she mistaken!!  

As Chloe is driving along a country road, she observes a young lady being "bothered" by two men and decides to stop to see if she can be of some help. 
Indeed, she is. She frightens the men away and ends up taking Becky, a young Amish girl to her home with her. Becky is attempting to leave home and Chloe is in the right place at the right time. She agrees to allow her to stay with her.  Becky promises that she will get a job and in fact, does get an interview almost immediately. THEN, comes the big mistake: Becky borrows, without asking, Chloe's car- has no license, AND a tragedy occurs! A nightmare begins. Becky, through no fault of her own, as is eventually discovered, hits an Amish buggy, killing the  driver- the Bishop of her Amish community. Chloe and Timothy, Becky's brother , rush to her aid. Becky is left with a broken arm and is physically not seriously injured, however, suffers greatly from the  behavior and attitude of the Amish community.
When it is discovered that the cause of the accident was not her fault, there are many more questions. Who cut the break lines, who was supposed to be the driver, was the death meant to be????

You are constantly in suspense, wondering what will happen next. Who will be involved. Why is Chloe the one who rescues Becky?  So many questions run through your mind as you read this book. A great novel full of mystery and twists and turns of plots.

Amanda Flower is an author who is going great places- at least in this reader's heart!!

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


  1. Sounds like a really great book by this new author! I love books with twists and turns as it keeps my attention. Love to read those Amish stories especially when there is suspense involved! Keep them coming Amanda and THANK YOU Karla!

  2. Looks like a great book to read, going to see about it, it is always nice to see a new author.
    Karen s at khsmith97217@yahoo,com

  3. I loved this book so much! Her books will be at the top of my must reads!


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