FALLING TO PIECES
Chapman’s characters in the first Shipshewana Amish Mystery are charming and offer a refreshing take on the typical Amish-themed novel. The concepts of casual vs. real friends and envisioning problems as a quilt are novel. The mystery will keep you speculating throughout.
When Daisy Powell is found dead, Deborah Yoder lost a good friend. Daisy’s quilt shop is left to her niece, Callie Harper, who comes to town planning to sell the shop. After the newspaper editor is found dead shortly after Callie threatens him for slander, she becomes the prime suspect. Determined to prove Callie’s innocence, Callie and Deborah concoct a plot to uncover the real suspect. (ZONDERVAN, Nov., 352 pp., $12.99)