Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Plain Death

A Plain Death by Amanda Flower is a sweet Amish mystery. It is the first book in the Appleseed Creek Mystery series.  Chloe Humphrey has a new job at Harshberger College in Appleseed Creek as the Director of Computer Services.  She is hoping to work there for two years to get the experience she needs for a job at a bigger college.  On her way to her new home she encounters Becky Troyer.  Becky is being hounded by new men and is desperate to escape them.  Chloe rescues Becky and gains a new friend and roommate! 

Becky Troyer is nineteen and has decided to leave her Amish home.  Becky wants to be an artists (portraying faces) and it is not allowed by her Bishop.  Chloe agrees to let Becky temporarily stay with her.  Timothy Troyer is ex-Amish and is now a carpenter in Appleseed Creek.  Timothy is Becky’s brother.   Timothy tries to convince Becky to go home, but he is unsuccessful.  Becky wants to pursue her art and is not ready to settle down and get married.

Chloe’s first week in Appleseed Creek is not what she expected.  Her new rental home is very dilapidated.  She meets her new employees and only two of them are welcoming.  Then she gets a call from Becky.  Becky has been looking for a job and decided to “borrow” Chloe’s car for an interview.  Of course, Becky not having a driver’s license, insurance, or any driving experience did not stop her.  Unfortunately, Becky had an accident and Bishop Glick is dead.  Appleseed Creek Chief of Police, Greta Rose is looking into the incident.  Becky could be charged with manslaughter. 

At the same time someone is terrorizing the Amish in the community.  They are destroying property.  Who is trying to hurt these peace loving people and why are they doing it?  Chloe and Timothy set out to clear Becky and find out who are hurting the Amish.  A Plain Death has romance, mystery, friendship, great characters, and a lovely setting!  I give it 5 out of 5 stars.  The mystery is pretty easy to solve, but I enjoyed the story and characters.  

I wanted to tell you about a new cozy mystery that was just listed on Amazon.  Farmed and Dangerous by Edith Maxwell.  It is the third book in Local Foods Mystery.  It will be out May 26, 2015.  The first two books in the series are A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die (is currently $1.99 on Amazon) and Til Dirt Do Us Part (which is available on Kindle Unlimited).

Thank you for checking out my latest review.  I am currently reading Stolen Child by Laura Elliot.  I hope you had a delightful day and Happy Reading!


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