Today I am reviewing A Perfect Square, the second novel in the Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series by Vanetta Chapman.
Here is a brief synopsis from Goodreads:
There’s more to the quaint northern Indiana town of Shipshewana than handcrafted quilts, Amish-made furniture, immaculate farms and close-knit families.
When a dead girl is found floating in a local pond, murder is also afoot. And Reuben Fisher is in jail as the suspect! Reuben refuses to divulge any information, even to clear himself of a crime Deborah is certain he didn’t commit.
So, with her English friend, Callie – fellow sleuth and owner of Daisy’s Quilt Shop – Deborah sets out to uncover the truth. But the mystery deepens when an elderly man seeks Callie’s help in finding his long-lost daughter, missing since the days of the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes.
An old man who has lost his past.
A young man who may lose his future.
Once again Deborah and Callie find themselves trying to piece together a crazy quilt of lives and events one that can bring unexpected touches of God’s grace and resolve the tragedy that has shaken this quiet Amish community.
I finished the first book, Falling to Pieces, and I couldn’t wait to begin the sequel, A Perfect Square.
I have learned how impulsive Callie is and how she doesn’t exactly “tread softly”… she usually stumbles into messes easily!
This second book is easily as wonderful and exciting as the first one was; I was shocked when Reuben refused to speak, refused to defend himself. What on earth could have happened?
Vannetta Chapman has a special way of drawing you in and making it difficult, if not impossible, to put down the book until you read the last page! I lost a lot of sleep, but it was definitely worth every minute!
Vannetta does a superb job of taking us through the book… wondering what is going on with Reuben… wondering who Samuel is… wondering what happened to the young girl.
This is a wonderful Amish mystery and one you don’t want to miss!
Now on to the third book of the series… Material Witness…
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You can read more reviews and more about the book on Goodreads HERE
You can find more about Vanetta Chapman on her website… HERE
God bless you!
©Donna J. Mynatt 2014