The Armour Of God
Who The Bishop Knows by Vannetta Chapman is a wonderful Amish murder mystery. It is the third book in the Amish Bishop Mysteries series but can be read as a stand-alone.
Once again Bishop Henry and Emma are called upon to solve crimes in partnership with the police department. It is all very ‘Miss Marple’ as the Amish duo do the thinking and the police department provide the back-up.
The Amish are community based. “We celebrate together and we mourn together.” They are there to support each other. “Very few burdens are heavy if everyone lifts.” This sense of community reaches out to the reader.
Anything But Plain And Simple
When The Bishop Needs An Alibi by Vannetta Chapman is a thrilling murder mystery that has the reader gripped from the start.
The novel shows that no matter how old we are, God’s not finished with us yet. Romance is not just for the young. Exciting times are not just for the young. It was refreshing to have main characters in their sixties proving that life is still for living no matter what your age. There are no retirement plans in the kingdom.
All the characters are wonderfully drawn, warm and welcoming. The Amish are an open community. All are welcome. There are some wonderful bonding scenes over food which really whets the reader’s appetite for more. Homes and hearts are opened to all. In times of difficulty, the Amish community comes together.
Getting Lost In A Good Story
Sarah’s Orphan’s by Vannetta Chapman is a contemporary Amish romance. It is the third book in the Plain And Simple Miracles series but can be read as a stand-alone.
I absolutely loved Sarah’s Orphan’s. Very few books manage to bring a tear to my eye but this one did! I fell in love with all the characters but especially young Mateo and Mia. Both were delightfully drawn and bought out the maternal side in me.
The novel deals with the whole theme of taking care of the widows and orphans. It has a secondary theme of belonging. My heart broke as I read “When had anyone ever wanted them?” It just takes one person to make all the difference in another’s life.