Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Review ~ A Plain Disappearance: An Appleseed Creek Mystery by Amanda Flower

About the Book

It’s Christmastime in Amish Country, and Chloe Humphrey has begun settling into her life in Appleseed Creek excited to see where her new relationship with Timothy Troyer will lead. Unfortunately it leads to murder when the couple discovers the body of Amish teenager Katie Lambright while on their first date.
Near the scene there is evidence that Timothy’s friend and auto mechanic Billy Thorpe is involved with the crime. The police reveal Billy is not really who he said he was and has been living the last decade in Knox County under a stolen alias. Now, Chloe and Timothy must find Billy, bring him to justice, or prove his innocence.

About the Author

Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland. She also writes mysteries as Isabella Alan.

Amanda is represented by Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency.

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My Review
An enticing blend of Amish and English cultures, A Plain Disappearance gives an intimate look into the lives of Amish young people who are searching for their place in community and not necessarily among their own.

From beginning to end this story is full of mystery and intrigue. Chloe and Timothy are only two of many fascinating characters with problems that seem genuine. Not only is there a murder mystery that kept me glued to the pages but since I haven’t read the first two books, my curiosity was piqued to see what choices these young adults would make that impact their future together.

The easy dialogue makes this is a fast read. Humor comes into play at just the right moment, blending in naturally with the flow of the story. I think anyone who enjoys a good mystery series will delight in this one. Hopefully, there will be another installment to find out if Becky stays in the English world or goes back to the Amish, and does Chloe reunite with her dad?
I was provided a copy of A Plain Disappearance: An Appleseed Creek Mystery by the author, Amanda Flower, and B&H Publishing Group for review purposes only. I was not required to write a positive review nor have I received any other compensation from them for this review. 

Have you read any books by Amanda?

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  1. Great review Anne. Thanks for posting.

  2. This is sounds like a book and author I'd enjoy, so no I haven't read any of her books but I will, thanks for sharing this!

  3. Hi Anne! This sounds like a wonderful read! I have not read any books by Amanda, but will have to add her to my list :) Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs!

  4. I have read the previous Appleseed Creek Mystery books and am eager to read this one as well :-)

  5. Thank you for the wonderful review, Anne!


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