Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Material Witness {Shipshewana Amish Mystery, Book 3} by Vannetta Chapman

Book Description:  The Fall Crafters Fair has barely begun in Shipshewana when murder strikes the small town once again---this time on the property of Daisy's Quilt Shop. It will take all of the sleuthing skills Deborah Yoder and Callie Harper possess to catch the perpetrator. But the stakes are higher than ever before, since the material witness is their best friend's child. Everyone will have to go on a journey of faith deep into the heart of God’s grace.

My Thoughts:  Material Witness by Vannetta Chapman is the third book in the Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series.  Having read the first two books A Perfect Square and Falling To Pieces, I was excited to read this third (and hopefully! not final) book in this series.
I was pleasantly surprised at how Vannetta Chapman's story telling had "increased."  I loved the first two books but in this third book she has "come into her writing!"  The characters, the sights & sounds and the development of the story are so GOOD!
Now, one doesn't have to read the first two books to understand the mystery of the third book but it would be best to read the books in order for more understanding of the characters.
A murder has been committed in the small community during the fall festival and one little crippled, wheelchair bound boy is the only witness.
Callie and her quilt shop are in the middle of the tragedy.  
The robber somehow thinks that Callie knows where the treasure is hidden.  Callie is clueless but with the help of her trusty Amish friends, Deborah and Esther, they piece the heirloom quilts together coming up with an interesting idea.
This mystery has a lot of action, hidden messages, friends that help and a dash of romance.
Here's hoping that there will be a fourth book.  I love this series!
*This book was provided by Zondervan Publishing*

About the Author

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 of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her first novel, A Simple Amish Christmas, quickly became a bestseller. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310330459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310330455

1 comment:

  1. HI Tammy.
    Thank you so much for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed MW.