Thursday, October 27, 2011
“Falling to Pieces, A Shipshewana Amish Mystery” by
Callie, from Austin, Texas, is not Amish, and neither is her aunt who just passed away in Shipshewana, Indiana, where she was just found dead face down in her garden, the same place she owns a quilt shop.
Callie needs to go to the Quilt Shop her aunt owned
there so she could sell it and get back to her own home.
Callie was in Shipshewana, she found
this shop also attracted quite a few tourists, and she also met and befriended
many wonderful Amish women there as well who really depended upon this quilt
shop for all of their quilting and sewing needs. These women had also helped her aunt run the
quilt shop she owned. They knew
everything about the quilt shop, and were quite able to run the shop without
her. They also held some of their
quilting bees at the quilt shop.
The local newspaper editor ran a rather derogatory article against the quilt shop, and
Callie was all set and ready to go
to the newspaper for an after hours meeting to discuss this problem.
When she arrives, she finds he is dead. She ran out of the building frantic. She caused such a ruckus, it attracted the police. Now
Callie is being held
responsible for the murder of this man.
Everyone knew she didn’t do this, except the police who were constantly
after her. Callie
takes the investigation of this murder into her own hands. Callie
is bound and determined to solve this murder on her own. Despite the police investigating this crime
and getting nowhere but to continue to blame Callie,
even the Amish women knew Callie did
not commit this murder and helped her to prove it.
I found this book very enjoyable and completely different than all the other Amish books that have been written. The difference is this book is not specifically about an Amish woman, but an Outsider who comes to Shipshewana. There are many Amish women who work at the shop and
does befriend one in particular who happens to know a lot more about the local
police than what she leads Callie to
believe. The rest of this book focuses
on the murder investigation and Callie
trying to prove herself innocent.
I do look forward to the next book in this series. The writing was good, and the story really held my interest as well as the characters..
The really neat part about this book is I have been to Shipshewana and could relate to the town’s description.
I received this book for “FREE” from HarperCollins Publishing courtesy of NetGalley as an ebook through their Book Reviewer’s Program in exchange to read and write a review about this book. It is NOT required for my review I write to be either positive or negative, but, “of my own opinion.” I was NOT provided with “ANY” monies to accept this book, “
to read it, NOR were “ANY” monies
given to me to write the review for this book. All that was ‘expected’ of me was to enjoy the
pure pleasure of reading it. Again, the
opinions expressed for and about this book are ‘of my own opinion’. I am disclosing this information in
accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR,
Part 255, http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html
Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Posted by Laurie Carlson at 5:04 AM