26 May 2015

Murder Freshly Baked by Vannetta Chapman

When delicious baked goods become lethal, it's time to find a killer.

Kindness is a virtue
Meanness is a sin
Better watch your bakery pies
For poison I've slipped in

The Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana, has been decorated with every color of balloon and flower for the Race for a Cure. As manager of the Village, Amber Bowman is thrilled to see the turnout-and relieved to have something to distract her from the “Poison Poet” – an individual who has been sending notes containing bad poetry to warn of poisoned baked goods.

Then Ryan Duvall crosses the finish line of the race – and falls down dead, murdered in broad daylight. But who did it? And why? The police suspect Preston Johnstone, but Amber refuses to believe her employee could do such a thing.

Amber once again looks to her young Amish friend Hannah Troyer to help her find the killer – and to determine if it's the same person leaving the cryptic poems and pies. Can they help the police before the Poison Poet strikes again? Both Amber and Hannah will need to draw on their faith as they fight to preserve the peaceful community they've built at the Amish Artisan Village.

A deliciously suspenseful addition to her Amish Village Mystery series, Vannetta Chapman’s Murder Freshly Baked kept me intrigued and delighted from start to finish. It revisits the Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana, introduced and explored in the two previous novels, Murder Simply Brewed and Murder Tightly Knit, and once again, Amber and Hannah - along with their now familiar group of friends, family and coworkers - wind up in the middle of a dangerous murder plot and investigation. As well-paced and full of wonderful mystery and drama as the other novels, Murder Freshly Baked will please any fan of the series. I know I welcomed the chance to catch up with these characters, as they moved forward in life and embraced the changes that naturally come in the midst of lurking dangers,  and really enjoyed every bit of the story. It’s a great read that readers of mystery and Amish fiction will not want to miss.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers, I received a copy of Murder Freshly Baked and the opportunity to honestly review it. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. (I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”)

About the Author
Vannetta Chapman is author of the best-selling novel A Simple Amish Christmas. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. In 2012 she was awarded a Carol Award for Falling to Pieces. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Visit Vannetta online at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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