About this Book

When delicious baked goods become lethal, a trail of poetry leads to sweet-toothed killer.

Don’t taste it

Don’t share it

Just throw it away

If you try my bakery pie

You won’t live to see another day

The Amish Artisan Village of Middlebury, Indiana, might be the last place you would ever expect to find a murderer, but Amber has been managing the Village for decades, and there’s nothingshe hasn’t seen. Or so she thought.

When poetic notes begin appearing around the bakery, warning that some of the pies have been poisoned, Amber is as confused as she is concerned. Who poisons pies? And more to the point, who leaves poems of warning after they’ve done it? When Amber decides to help the police track down the sweet-toothed saboteur, she enlists the young Hannah Troyer for another round of Amish-style detective work.

Meanwhile, an attractive, older Englischer is preying on the single women of the Village, dating several of them at a time and generally alarming everyone who cares about the Amish girls’ hearts. It’s going to be a long summer in Middlebury.

Can Amber and Hannah help the police before the Poison Poet strikes a target? Both women will need to draw on their faith to preserve the peaceful community they’ve built in Middlebury . . . and protect the hearts and health of the girls who work in the Amish Artisan Village.

About the Author

The first thing you need to know about me is that I write Fiction full of GRACE.  Every plot is different. The characters change. Some of my books are mysteries, others are novellas, and some are romances. But they all are stories of light, hope, and truth. Stories that at least for a moment touch the deepest places in our heart.

Tales that whisper hope. That speak of family and community. That remind us of God and His love.

What do I write? If I had to reduce it to four words, I suppose I’d say I write Fiction full of GRACE.  Learn more about Vannetta Chapman

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Website: https://vannettachapman.com/

My Review

I love book series. In a series we get to watch the characters develop and grow, they become part of the family. The hard part of series like this one is sooner or later you have to say goodbye to characters you’ve fallen in love with, like the characters that Vannetta Chapman created in this series.

The author took a different approach in the point of view of this story. The reader experiences the murder when it happens and then the author takes us back to the weeks before the event. I enjoyed this approach very much and appreciated the author giving us something new.

What the author didn’t change was the strength of the characters. Amber, once again, is watching out for her employees with compassion. She does let her care for them cloud her judgment and she takes some risks. I especially enjoyed seeing how Hannah has grown through the series. This little Amish girl will surprise you.

The author once again gives the reader a mystery to solve. She does drop clues along the way, but they were subtle, to me at least. I also enjoy the secondary story with Preston. The author dealt with a reality that many of our veterans face everyday. His story impacted me on an emotional level.

I would definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy Amish stories. I particularly enjoyed the interaction of the two cultures. Although this is  part of a series I think someone could read this as a stand alone and enjoy it.

Disclaimer:  I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


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