BookReview Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman

BookReview Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman
Callie Harper went to Shipshewana, Indiana because she needed to settle her Aunt Daisy's estate after her unexpected death. She regretted not visiting her aunt for 15 years. Daisy was the last surviving family member Callie had. Callie felt she had no friends either, her job kept her too busy. She was feeling very alone.

Callie met Deborah Yoder, an Amish woman, who was Daisy's friend. Daisy owned a quilt shop where Deborah and her friends sold their quilts. Deborah approached Callie about keeping the quilt shop open. They become fast friends. Callie decided to re-open the quilt shop so that it would sell faster.

Mr. Stakehorn, the editor of the local newspaper, printed a lie about Callie and the quilt shop in the Gazette. Callie threatened she would get even with him unless he printed a retraction. Mr. Stakehorn was found dead. Callie became a suspect.

Deborah and Callie's friendship continued to grow. Callie found out all of the stereotypes she believed about the Amish were not true. Deborah reminded Callie of the importance of prayer and that God had plans for her life. Callie hadn't thought much about God in the past year.

If you like Matlock or Murder She Wrote, you will enjoy this story. It involves the search for Mr. Stakehorn's killer. There is death, but it is not described with gory details. All the characters were likable or not likable, as they were supposed to be. As the story continues, the reader discovers more about Callie. You see why she seems so out of sorts. You also find out the reason why Deborah wants the quilt shop to stay open. Most of all, you'll discover that friendship is what helps everyone get through life.

This is the first of three books in the Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series. I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.

Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series    
Falling to Pieces - read  review here
A Perfect Square - read review here 
Material Witness - to be reviewed

Check out more cozy mysteries from Vannetta Chapman with her Amish Village Mystery Series here.

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  1. Anonymous1/04/2012

    Thank you for the review, Tammy. I'm glad you enjoyed Deborah and Callie's story. Book 2 releases in March and is titled A Perfect Square.