HEARSE AND BUGGY
Claire Weatherly has fled a high-stress lifestyle for a slower pace—in Amish country: Heavenly, Pennsylvania. She only planned a short visit but instead found herself opening an Amish specialty shop, Heavenly Treasures, and settling in. Claire loves her new home, and she’s slowly making friends among the locals, including Esther, a young Amish woman who works in the shop. So when the store’s former owner, the unlikable Walter Snow, is murdered, and the man Esther is sweet on becomes a suspect, Claire can’t help but get involved.
I really adore these cozy mysteries. Hearse and Buggy is the first book in An Amish Mystery series. I've been reading them out of order and trying to catch up before the fifth book releases in March. The snappy pace with a hint of romance make for a winning combination.
Recently divorced and in search of a fresh start, Claire joins her aunt in Pennsylvania's Amish country. She's setting up a new business and learning all the ins and outs of living and working among the Amish. It's the perfect respite...until a dead body is found outside her shop. The cleverly contrived mystery kept my mind whirling with all the possibilities. Loved putting the pieces together right along with Claire.
There's a bevy of secondary characters both English and Amish that bring life to the town of Heavenly. Lots of scope for suspects. And then there's the handsome and attentive detective, Jakob Fisher -- a shunned Amish man trying to solve a murder when half the town won't talk to him. Interesting dynamics that pull Claire into the investigation as a go-between. Page-turning mystery ensues. A truly delectable read.
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