Thursday, April 2, 2015

Book Review-Murder Freshly Baked By Vannetta Chapman

Murder Freshly Baked
(An Amish Village Mystery Book 3)
By:  Vannetta Chapman
Publisher:  Zondervan
Release Date: June 9, 2015

Once again we meet in Middlebury, Indiana in the Amish Artisan Village as they are getting ready to host a race for the cure.  Village manager, Amber Bowman is only too happy to have something else to distract her thoughts from the “Poison Poet”---someone is leaving bad poetry in baked goods with a warning that it may be poisoned. 

Amber and Hanna Troyer struggle to find the person responsible for the poetry and sinister warnings before someone else dies.  Meanwhile play-boy type Ryan Duvall is dating three women from the village at the same time and has no regard for their feelings when they find out about his duplicity.  He feels he has done nothing wrong, until someone comes after him.  Could it be a case of women scorned or is there more to the story?  Is there a link between the Poison Poet and Ryan’s death?

The book begins with Ryan Duvall being shot just has he crosses the finish line in the race for the cure.  The story then backtracks to the beginning to fill in the events leading up to this culmination.  The plot is filled with twists and turns that keeps the story interesting and keeps you turning the pages.  Telling Ryan’s story would give away too much of the plot, but it is filled with love and forgiveness along with a good dose of God’s marvelous redeeming grace.  If you have read the other two books in the series, you won’t want to miss this one and if you haven’t read them you do not need to do so to read this book, however you may want to go back and read the others.  Once again MS Chapman brings us another book from Middlebury filled with mystery, intrigue, love and reminders of how fragile life can be along with God’s unconditional love for us. 

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this eBook by the publisher, Zondervan, through NetGalley blogger program for review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.

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