For a second time, I was lucky to win a free book from katiescottagebooks.com
A huge “Thank you” goes out for this giveaway. If you haven’t checked out her blog, click on the link above.
This is my first read of this author and also my first Amish mystery. The book centers around a small quaint town in Pennsylvania which has a predominantly Amish population. It is Christmas and the main character/amateur sleuth who is “English” (non-Amish) is planning a holiday celebration for the entire community. When a double murder takes place, some of her closest friends are suspects and she must solve the murder before it jeopardizes the way of life she knows and the people she loves in her town.
I enjoyed this book very much. It kept me interested and I learned several interesting things I didn’t know about the Amish culture.
There are a lot of suspects/characters in the story. I must admit at first I was confused as to who was who when it came to some of the characters in the book but as the story progressed, I began to sort them out. This character-driven story is very well-written and well-plotted. Toward the end, I will say I had an inkling of who the killer was, but the way the story played out made this a page-turning cozy for me. I am anxious to pick up another book by this author.
Thank you Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin and katiescottagebooks.com for offering me a chance to read a book I might not have otherwise picked up. I will be sure to keep an eye out for other reads by Laura Bradford.