Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman

Book Description: 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 Fisher 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 Review:  Having read Falling To Pieces the first book in this series, I was expectantly waiting for A Perfect Square to be released.  So when I received my copy I immediately dove into another mystery with Callie, Deborah and Esther.
I loved the mystery in Falling To Pieces and getting to know the three besties and Max but in A Perfect Square the reader quickly recognizes that Mrs. Chapman has "grown" in her development of a grand story.  A Perfect Square can be a stand alone read but I was so glad I read Falling To Pieces first....getting to know the "ins and outs" of Callie's life in this small community and understanding her friendships makes for a simply divine read!
In this cozy Amish mystery it seems that Deborah is the one to get into the mix of the mayhem!  I truly enjoyed this second Amish mystery and am {im}patiently waiting for the third read!  
Love good reads with a twist?  Then don't miss this grand-tastic cozy Amish mystery!
*Zondervan Publishing*
Meet the Author:
Vannetta Chapman has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than 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.
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  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (March 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310330440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310330448


  1. I read and loved all three books in this series, but honestly I love everything Ms. Chapman writes!

  2. Tammy, thank you for the review. I adore A Perfect Square. The young people in this book were very near and dear to my heart and of course the character with Alzheimer's ...

    Brenda, thank you!