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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Shunned and Dangerous: An Amish Mystery by Laura Bradford - Book Review

About The Book:

Living in the small town of Heavenly, Pennsylvania, Claire Weatherly has come to admire the Amish for their wholesome, honest way of life. But she also knows that nothing is as simple as it seems—especially when murder disturbs the peace.

Claire has always been game for a good puzzle, so when she hears that Mose Fisher has made one of his famous corn mazes, she can’t wait to walk the paths and test her skill. But she’ll have a much more serious puzzle to solve when, deep inside the maze, she discovers the body of Amish dairy farmer Harley Zook.

It won’t be easy for Detective Jakob Fisher to investigate a murder on his own father’s farm—not after being shunned by the man  for leaving the Amish community and becoming a cop. With Mose himself as a suspect, and old family secrets cropping up, it’s up to Claire to help catch the killer before she finds herself at a dead end.

My Thoughts:

In "Shunned and Dangerous," her third book of her Amish Mystery series, author Laura Bradford really hits her stride and delivers a wonderfully creative story that is as intriguing as it is charming.

Readers will get to better know Claire Weatherly, the gift shop owner in Heavenly, Pennsylvania who has found a different but wonderful life among her Amish friends. She has even had flickers of romance come alive. But just when it seems that Claire has it all figured out, another pesky murder comes along and grabs her attention.

See, Claire has an uncanny ability to nose around and find clues that seems to unlock the crimes that have come to the quiet little town. Handy ability to have, especially when your boyfriend is a detective on the town's police force.

I really enjoyed this installment of Laura's series and I felt she really gave the reader a deeper understanding of her main characters while treating them to a fascinating crime at the same time.

If you find stories of the Amish, mixed with mystery and intrigue, then Laura Bradford's Amish Mystery series are the books for you!  I highly recommend them.

About The Author:

While spending a rainy afternoon at a friend’s house more than thirty years ago, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do or be anything else. Today, Laura is a bestselling mystery and award-winning romance author. She lives in Yorktown Heights, New York, with her husband and their blended brood.

Check out her website at www.laurabradford.com

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