Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Amish Country Murder by Mary Alford: Review, Recipe & Giveaway

About the Book

Book:  Amish Country Murder

Author: Mary Alford

Genre:  Amish Suspense

Release Date: March 1, 2020

An Amish woman targeted by a serial killer

Is the only living witness…

As the sole woman to escape the Dead of Night Killer, Catherine Fisher’s the key to catching him—if he doesn’t kill her first. Now it’s up to FBI agent Sutter Brenneman to protect her. But with her memory missing and all clues indicating the serial killer took her for very personal reasons, it’ll take everything Sutter has to keep her safe.

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About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author, Mary Alford, loves giving her readers the unexpected. Her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestselling List, Publisher’s Weekly bestselling list, and have finaled in the Daphne Du Maurier award of excellence in mystery, The Beverly, The Maggie, and The Selah Awards.

As a writer, Mary is an avid reader. She loves to cook, can’t face the day without coffee, and her three granddaughters are the apple of her eye. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two cats and one dog.

Mary is very active online and would love to connect with readers on Facebook and Twitter or any social platforms listed at

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Thank you for coming with me on this journey to the mountains of Montana, where the Amish Community of West Kootenai is nestled in the wide-open spaces of Big Sky Country, and a simple Amish way of life can be anything but. Especially when a serial killer is lurking nearby, waiting to take his next victim, and the clock is ticking.
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Amish Country Murder is my second book set in the Amish Community of West Kootenai, Montana. My first book, Amish Country Kidnapping is available now at most book retailers. As a reader, one of my favorite genres is Amish Suspense. There’s just something about a story that pits the simple and innocent Amish lifestyle with the dark and sometimes deadly world of a suspense. Good versus evil, so to speak.

When Catherine Fisher escapes the clutches of a serial killer, she can’t remember as single thing about her past before the monster took her.  

FBI agent Sutter Brenneman has been working the Dead of Night Serial Killer case for a while. Catherine is his first living victim. Protecting Catherine and finding the killer before he strikes again is critical. Hiding out in Amish Country, Sutter is surrounded my memories of his own Amish past, rekindling old longings for the life lost to him. Is it possible to have it back? In the middle of a killer stalking their every move, Catherine and Sutter share many tender moments as their feelings for each other grow into love.  
FBI Agent
One of the things I love most about the Amish is their amazingly simple recipes that remind me of my childhood and the meals my mother used to prepare.

During one meal shared with an Amish couple, Catherine and Sutter enjoy sweet potato croquettes with meat loaf. Sweet potato croquettes are a simple side dish that is delicious and easy to prepare. I thought I’d share this recipe with you here.
How to Make Delicious Sweet Potato Croquettes
Amish Sweet Potato Croquettes

  • 1 pt. of mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 tblsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tblsp. sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • breadcrumbs
  • marshmallows (optional)

  • Mash sweet potatoes very fine.  Add salt, sugar and melted butter to mashed sweet potatoes. Shape sweet potatoes into croquette rolls or patties.  Cool them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator and roll in breadcrumbs.  Dip them in the slightly beaten egg white, and then into the crumbs again. Bake in a shallow, greased baking dish for 20 minutes, at a temperature of 400 degrees F.  For an even sweeter version of this dish, you can place a marshmallow in the center of each (make sure it is covered completely by the potato mixture).

    I so hope you enjoy this recipe and Amish Country Murder. And stay tuned for my next Amish Suspense set in West Kootenai, coming in November of this year.
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    My Thoughts

    Amish Country Murder by MaryAlford has Catherine the only surviving victim of the Dead of Night Killer.  Special Agent Sutter Brenneman must find the man who has killed six women and he believes Catherine could be the key.  The only problem is Catherine only remembers her name and the events that took place since she awoke in her kidnapper’s basement.  Since she saw the killers face, the man is determined to kill her.  It is up to Sutter to keep her alive while hunting this deadly murderer.  Amish Country Murder is a fast-paced suspense novel.  I began reading Amish Country Murder and did not want to put it down.  I liked the main characters of Catherine and Sutter along with the setting of Eagle’s Nest, Montana.  I could feel the tension and danger as they attempted to elude the Dead of Night Killer.  Amish Country Murder has action, intrigue, mystery, romance and suspense.  I appreciated the epilogue which nicely wrapped up the character’s story.  Amish Country Murder is a page turner that will have you riveted until the very last page.  


    To celebrate her tour, Mary is giving away the grand prize package of a Lavender Spa 10-piece Gift Basket with Tote, and a print copy of Amish Country Murder.  Be sure to comment on the blog stops (schedule below) for nine extra entries into the giveaway!  Click here to enter.  Good Luck!  You can purchase Amish Country Murder from Amazon and Harlequin.  Mary Alford's Amish Country Kidnapping is her first book set in West Kootenai, Montata.  Thank you for dropping in today.  Tomorrow I am featuring The Shop Girl at Sea by Rachel Brimble.  It is the 4th novel in the Pennington's series.  If you are looking for a face mask tutorial, check this one out which utilizes fabric ties.  For a little book humor, keep scrolling down.  I hope you have a satisfying day.  Take care, stay safe and Happy Reading!


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    1. Thank you for your review on "Amish Country Murder" by Mary Alford and for being part of the Celebrate Lit book tour.

      Fabulous cover! This book is on my TBR list and I can't wait for the opportunity to read it.
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    2. Thank you so much for having me at your blog today.

    3. I really enjoyed the synopsis of the book. Looking forward to reading.