Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Book Review - "Murder Simply Brewed"

Book Description from the publisher:

What will happen when two amateur sleuths, one Amish and one English, combine forces to solve the string of crimes happening in the Amish Artisan Village? Spring has arrived in Middlebury, Indiana, and Amber Wright can see profits in sight for her collection of Amish artisan shops—until she receives a call that Ethan Gray is dead. Hurrying over to A Simple Blend, she finds a single hole in the front window and Mr. Gray dead from an apparent heart attack. All the money is still in his register. Hannah Troyer takes over the shop’s duties, and she and Amber become fast friends as well as amateur sleuths. The police believe Gray’s death to be a by-product of vandalism, but Amber and Hannah aren't so easily convinced. Old Testament clues that don't add up, a neighbor who is pulled into the midst of the investigation, a town with secrets to hide, and blossoming romance—all will combine to push Amber and Hannah into unfamiliar roles in order to solve a mystery and bring peace to the Amish community.

My Review:
I loved "Murder Simply Brewed," book 1 in Vannetta Chapman's Amish Village Mystery series.  This is a well-written story that has both suspense and romance.  Amber and Hannah are both so different yet so alike and it was great to see what good friends they are although they are from two very different cultures.  Vannetta does a fabulous job with bringing to life this town and this collection of shops as well as the characters. I was immediately drawn into this community and the characters' lives and did not want to stop reading once I started!  This is quick and enjoyable read that will have you looking forward to book 2 in the series!

*Thanks to the BookLook Bloggers program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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