Monday, June 29, 2015

"Murder Simply Brewed" by Vanetta Chapman

About this book:

  “Spring has arrived in Middlebury, Indiana, and Amber Wright can see profits in sight for her collection of Amish artisan shops—until she receives a call that Ethan Gray is dead. Hurrying over to A Simple Blend, she finds a single hole in the front window and Mr. Gray dead from an apparent heart attack. All the money is still in his register. Hannah Troyer takes over the shop’s duties, and she and Amber become fast friends as well as amateur sleuths. The police believe Gray’s death to be a by-product of vandalism, but Amber and Hannah aren’t so easily convinced.
Old Testament clues that don’t add up, a neighbor who is pulled into the midst of the investigation, a town with secrets to hide, and blossoming romance—all will combine to push Amber and Hannah into unfamiliar roles in order to solve a mystery and bring peace to the Amish community.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Amish Village Mystery” series.

Spiritual Content- 2 Samuel 22:4 & Daniel 5:25-26 at the beginning; Prayers; A few Scriptures are quoted or mentioned; Talks about God, His will, trusting Him & peace; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Mentions of those in the Bible; Tate tries to read the Bible; Church going; Ephesians 5:20 at the Acknowledgments.
*Note: a “as if the demons of hell were chasing me.”.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘idiot’, two ‘stupid’s; A man dies (Murder or foul play? Discussions of it.); Blood, dead animals, & warning notes (barely-above-not-detailed to semi-detailed); Many mentions of poison; Mention of drugs and overdosing; a couple mentions of drunks and drinking; Mentions of gambling.

Sexual Content- two not-detailed kisses, seven border-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kisses, and a semi-detailed kiss; Noticing; Touches (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of crushes, flutters & dating; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Amber Wright, age 45
-Hannah Troyer, age 22
-Tate Bowman, age 52
                                         P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        352 pages

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My personal Rating-
(and a half)
While I really appreciate that the murder & warning notes weren’t detailed, it was a bit kissy—which affects the overall ratings…had there been less kisses this book would have gotten a higher rating. It’s a good mystery, though, one where you can follow along and try to figure it out. :)

See y’all on Wednesday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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