About this Book
Welcome to Appleseed Creek, the heart of Ohioâ€™s Amish Country, where life is not as serene as it seems.
While her Cleveland friends relocated to Southern California and Italy, 24-year-old computer whiz Chloe Humphrey moves with some uncertainty to Appleseed Creek to direct technology services at a nearby college. Her first acquaintance is Becky, an ex-Amish teenager looking for a new home.
While driving Chloeâ€™s car, Becky collides with a buggy, killing an Amish elder. But what looks like an accident is soon labeled murder when police discover the carâ€™s cut brake line.
Now, Chloe must take on the role of amateur sleuth to discover who the real intended victim was before the murderer makes a second attempt. Beckyâ€™s handsome Amish-turned-Mennonite brother, Timothy, a local carpenter, comes in handy along the way. With Godâ€™s help, theyâ€™ll solve the mystery thatâ€™s rocking this small community.
This is the second book I’ve read by this author, the first is Book 2 of this series,Â A Plain Scandal, which releases in mid-February 2013.Â I enjoyed that story so much I got the first book. And I’m very glad I did!
I love the contrast of the main characters in this story. Chloe is a computer geek with no real family and Becky is a wayward Amish girl with an extremely loving family. At times I found myself smiling at the differences between these two girls, especially Becky’s naive nature. I also loved the mystery aspect in this story. I thoroughly enjoy trying to figure out “who done it” along with the characters. I thought I had it figured out, but was pleasantly surprised at the twist the author gave us.
The only negative thing I could say about this story is the portrayal of the Amish. I’ve only read a handful of Amish based stories, but in most of them the Amish are shown as very forgiving and docile people. This author shows a darker and angrier side in the Amish of Appleseed Creek.
I would recommend this story to anyone who enjoys Amish based stories as well as those that are checking Amish stories. It is a good mystery as well and just a dash of romance in the story.
I did receive this copy from the publisher through netgalley.com however I was under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.