Saturday, June 27, 2015

Falling to Pieces


GIVEAWAY

CHAPMAN, VANETTA
FALLING TO PIECES

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.

My Review:

Somebody slap me upside the head for taking so long to get started reading this series! Loved it to pieces! Getting to know Deborah and Callie and a host of secondary characters that make up the unique Shipshewana community was sheer reader delight. The mystery is engaging...and frustrating -- especially with Callie's short-fused temper miring her in the thick of things. Of course she and Deborah decide they have to solve the case since the police are obviously on the wrong track. And speaking of police -- there's a certain straight laced officer that might become a love interest for Callie as the series progresses. Mind you, there's a couple of other candidates as well. Can't wait to find out. I'll be reading the other two books in the series in short order so stay tuned to retro Saturdays for a chance to win them as well.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Falling to Pieces please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 28 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 


17 comments:

  1. I haven't read this series either. Vanetta Chapman is one of my favorite authors and my love for Amish books makes me anxious to read the series.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I've only read three of her books and I've loved each one so I need to get to it and read the rest. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  2. I do enjoy Amish and Mennonite mystery novels! I would definitely love to try this series as well. I'm going from fierce pirates to the gentle Amish. Aren't books grand? We can just travel wherever we want to go! Lol

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Yes!!!! I swashbuckling to plain living in a heartbeat. Mind you, Callie isn't all that gentle. She's downright ferocious at times. I think she could take on a pirate. LOL. Good luck, Diana.

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  3. My favorite genre! I so love a good Amish story and a mystery at that and glad to see it was engaging and frustrating and you still loved it to pieces Kav! Sounds like a great read!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. LOL -- yes, well I thought it was. Good luck, Maryann.

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  4. I've read Vanetta's A Simple Amish Christmas and really enjoyed it so would love to read this one, too. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You'd love the mystery aspect as well, Cheryl. Good luck.

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  5. Oh this sounds excellent! I read out loud to my mom when we're on long road trips and it's usually an Amish mystery series! We just finished one and this would be another great one to start! :)

    Sincerely, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. What a great way to pass the time on road trip, Amada. Good luck!

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  6. I haven't read this book yet. I love Amish fiction, but I have yet to read one that is a mystery. I'm sure it's great. Love this author!
    Susan in NC
    susanlulu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I think the mystery/Amish combination makes for a great read. Good luck, Susan.

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  7. Love her books kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com kim

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    1. Me too, Kim. I need to read more. Good luck.

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  8. I wasn't aware of this book of hers. I've read some of her more recent books though and really enjoyed them. I think I need 2 lifetimes to read all the fabulous books I want to ! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity Kav !
    Deanne Patterson
    Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I think this is her first mystery series. I'm looking forward to reading the next one too. Good luck, Deanne.

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  9. Mystery and Amish, sounds like a great combo.

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