By: Vannetta Chapman
- Reading level:Ages 18 and up
- Paperback:352 pages
- Publisher:Zondervan (March 31, 2012)
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
There’s more to the quaint northern Indiana town of Shipshewana than handcrafted quilts, Amish-made furniture, immaculate farms and close-knit families. When a dead girl is found floating in a local pond, murder is also afoot. And Reuben, brother of Deborah’s best friend’s fiancé, is in jail as the suspect! Reuben refuses to divulge any information, even to clear himself of a crime Deborah is certain he didn’t commit. So, with her English friend, Callie—fellow sleuth and owner of Daisy’s Quilt Shop—Deborah sets out to uncover the truth. But the mystery deepens when an elderly man seeks Callie’s help in finding his long-lost daughter, missing since the days of the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes. An old man who has lost his past. A young man who may lose his future. Once again Deborah and Callie find themselves trying to piece together a crazy quilt of lives and events—one that can bring unexpected touches of God’s grace and resolve the tragedy that has shaken this quiet Amish community.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
A Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman
I was excited to revisit my friends in Shipshewana again in Vannetta Chapman’s second book in the Shipshewana Amish Mystery series. I really grew to love Deborah and Callie, Esther and Melinda and couldn’t wait to see what this book has in store for readers. And I can say that I love this book as much as I did the first, and was hooked from the very first pages.
When a young Amish girl is found dead in Ruben’s pond, he ends up being the only suspect, especially since he wouldn’t answer any questions the authorities were asking him. Who is Ruben trying to protect? Will he actually go to prison for life to protect this person? This murder of an unknown young lady has the Shipshewana community in an uproar.
With officer Shane Black on the case, Deborah knew that he would do nothing to find out Ruben’s innocence. That meant the job was up to her, and she would have Callie’s assistance. Turns out, Callie is looking for someone herself. A daughter, one that no one knows about except her very ill father. These ladies have their work cut out for them as the try to solve these mysteries.
I love how Vannetta Chapman weaves these stories together with characters that are well created and developed and a plot that will keep readers wanting to find out what’s gonna happen to whom. I highly recommend A Perfect Square for your enjoyment.
This book was provided by Zondervan Publishers for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.
About Inspirational Amish Author Vannetta Chapman
Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. She published a novel with Abingdon Press called A Simple Amish Christmas in October of 2010. Her first Quilt Shop Murder Mystery, Falling to Pieces (Zondervan), released in September 2011. Falling to Piecesis the first book in Vannetta’s Amish mystery three-book series. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.