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by Vannetta Chapman

Falling to Pieces (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery) download ebook
ISBN:
0310330432
ISBN13:
978-0310330431
Author:
Vannetta Chapman
Publisher:
Zondervan (September 26, 2011)
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Pages:
336 pages
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1254 kb
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1540 kb
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Literature & Fiction
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Rating:
4.3

In the Amish community of Shipshewana, two women--one Amish, one join forces for a short-term business venture.

Award-winning author Vannetta Chapman’s Shipshewana Amish Mystery . In book two of the Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, God’s grace touches.

In the Amish community of Shipshewana, two women-one Amish, one English-reluctantly join forces for a short-term business venture. Amish-English sleuthing duo Deborah Yoder and Callie Harper set out to solve a murder. But more than an innocent man’s future is at stake. In book two of the Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, God’s grace touches the long-lost past as well as lives shaken by current tragedy.

In this first book of a three-book series, author Vannetta Chapman brings a fresh twist to the popular Amish fiction genre

In this first book of a three-book series, author Vannetta Chapman brings a fresh twist to the popular Amish fiction genre. She blends the familiar components consumers love in Amish books-faith, community, simplicity, family-with an innovative who-done-it plot that keeps readers guessing right up to the last stitch in the quilt. Finalist for 2012 Golden Quill, Best Inspirational Romantic Suspense. Winner of 2012 Southern Magic Best Inspirational Single Title.

a Shipshewana Amish Mystery. Shipshewana, Indiana June 1. DEAD BODIES had never bothered Deborah Yoder. Discovering old Mrs. Daisy Powell facedown in her garden had been a surprise. To my mom, Wanda Van Riper. Her friend had died there between the butterfly weed and white indigo, had died with the dog she loved so keeping her company. Deborah had found her when she stopped by to deliver a casserole, rushed to her side and knelt there, not even thinking to go for the police, but she hadn’t been upset. Amish considered death a natural part of the cycle of life, and Daisy Powell had lived life to its fullest.

Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman is a mystery fiction and Amish romance novel originally published in 2011. This book belongs to Chapman's A Shipshewana Amish Mystery series. It is followed by A Perfect Square. As someone who is very interested in Amish culture a good book about the subject is Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman. It delves into the Amish world very well with this mystery story.

In this first book of a three-book series, author Vannetta Chapman brings a fresh twist to the popular Amish . I liked the plots and the characters of each individual book.

In this first book of a three-book series, author Vannetta Chapman brings a fresh twist to the popular Amish fiction genre. She blends the familiar components consumers love in Amish books―faith.

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Falling to Pieces: A Quilt Shop Murder. by Vannetta Chapman .

Falling to Pieces: A Quilt Shop Murder. In this first book of a three-book series, author Vannetta Chapman brings a fresh twist to the popular Amish fiction genre. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

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In this first book of a three-book series, author Vannetta Chapman brings a fresh twist to the popular Amish fiction genre. She blends the familiar components consumers love in Amish books―faith, community, simplicity, family―with an innovative who-done-it plot that keeps readers guessing right up to the last stitch in the quilt.When two women―one Amish, one English―each with different motives, join forces to organize a successful on-line quilt auction, neither expects nor wants a friendship. As different as night and day, Deborah and Callie are uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary situation. But a murder, a surprising prime suspect, a stubborn detective, and the town's reaction throw the two women together, and they form an unlikely alliance to solve a mystery and catch a killer.Set in the well-known Amish community of Shipshewana, Falling to Pieces will attract both devoted fans of the rapidly-growing Amish fiction genre, as well as those who are captivated by the Amish way of life.
Reviews:
  • Aiata
What a great read this book was! I was pulled deep into the story from the very first, a page turner for sure.
I couldn't put my Kindle down at all, but when I had to, all I could think of was how quickly could I get back to it.
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Vanetta Chapman is a master at creating complex characters and plots with great twists and turns. I loved all of the characters and the highs and lows of extreme emotion that were woven throughout Falling To Pieces.
  • Arihelm
Callie is a young widow who comes to Shippshewanna after her beloved aunt dies. Auntie owned a quilt shop and several Amish women are reliant upon her to sell their quilts. One of the women has a significant need for the funds as she has a child with a rare illness. Callie is a spunky woman from a big city in Texas suddenly in small town Indiana. A real fish out of water. But as the story progresses one senses she was a goldfish swimming in the ocean who needed to be in a tank, required the cozy closeness that provided. Lovely job of dropping that into the story over time. The Amish quilters are lovely women, each with distinct voices that are also unlike most other Amish stories I have heard.

Callie hasn't gotten over the loss of her husband, in fact doesn't even share this with her new friends until very late in the book. She is an endearing character despite her prickly behavior, which furthers the story line, especially when she becomes the prime suspect in a murder. This is not a romance but there are a couple of romantic possibilities. By the end of the story we have a real possibility for a boyfriend in the next book, which I am looking forward to reading/listening to!

This was a great Christmas season listen because it a) has an easy tempo b) has an excellent narrator (amazingly she sounds almost exactly like the real Vannetta Chapman!) c) it's like having a girlfriend in your room with you telling you the story d) while it is a suspense/mystery it has a cozy feel and is not knuckle whitening - I mean who needs that this time of year? It has a soothing quality to it despite the suspense and the murder mystery. It may be one of the first women's fiction reads I've read in a long time, but Vannetta's book almost defies genres.

I plan to listen to this book again sometime as I really liked it and it has the qualities of a repeat listen - great voice, characterization, and pleasing story line.

Bibliotherapy: Loneliness, estrangement, grieving, child with a rare disease, and friendships.
  • Bele
I bought this book because I love murder mysteries and books about simple, old fashioned ways of life. This seemed like the perfect combination! It did not disappoint. The Amish main character, Deborah, is so warm and loving that I wish she could be my friend as well as that of the book's English main character, Callie. Callie is also a lot of fun - spunky but vulnerable so that you really connect with her.

The depiction of Amish life in Indiana feels warm and wonderful - difficult, but full of the rewards of family and close friendships.

The mystery is not really a whodunnit. That is, the reader doesn't have the chance to figure out who the killer is, but it is quite suspenseful. I thought the cop characters were especially well drawn.

There are a few Kindle formatting problems, including some missing puncutation, missing paragraph breaks, and insufficient space to indicate switches in point of view.

I am really looking forward to the other books in this series!
  • Wild Python
I really enjoyed this book. It's refreshing to read a good story with well developed characters and plot without having to weed out the heavy breathing and four lettered words. I liked the book so well that I purchased the next one in the series and look forward to reading more by this author.
  • Mysterious Wrench
i won't discuss the plot as many others above have done such a fine job.

i found this to be a very satisfying cozy mystery. it took a while for it to take off, however. you learn things slowly in this book. at first it bothered me, but it might be a metaphor for simpler, peaceful ways. i did like the friendships that developed between the women characters. that was particularly satisfying and true.

this is positive book where the good guys are pretty good most of the time and the bad guys are pretty bad all of the time.

this story is not a religious or preachy in any way. it is a mystery set in an amish community, where amish and non-amish co-habit. you learn about the amish ways and their faith via the amish characters and it it a warm feeling. i'm not at all religious and i didn't mind it.

i am certainly no expert at all - but it seems a rather accurate portrayal of modern amish culture - if maybe a tad on the sunny side, but that isn't a problem as far as plot or characterization. and to be fair, the amish do teach (and practice - as best they can) inward peace and patience.

i enjoyed this story.
  • Kalv
All 3 of these "A Shipshewana Amish Mystery" books were a delight and certaninly deserving of a 5 Star rating. I liked the plots and the characters of each individual book. I came as a bride to Indiana in1989 and Shipshewana is one our favorite places. We have spent time in and around Shipshewana visiting Middlebury and Topeka for their Amish restaurants and, of course, enjoying the many shops. The books were about quilting and Shipshewana so it was a given that I would read them. We traveled to Shipshewana in August 2014, our 25th wedding anniversary, and we were tickled to see that they had much more to offer. I recommend reading all the books and a trip to Shipshewana. What out for the buggies!!!

Review by J Matthews
October 4, 2014
  • breakingthesystem
This is my first book by this author and I was quite impressed. It grabbed by attention from the beginning and just when I thought I had figured out where the story was going, it took another twist that I did not expect. I look forward to more of her stories!