Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Plain Disappearance



It’s Christmastime in Amish Country, and Chloe Humphrey has begun settling into her life in Appleseed Creek excited to see where her new relationship with Timothy Troyer will lead. Unfortunately it leads to murder when the couple discovers the body of Amish teenager Katie Lambright while on their first date.

Near the scene there is evidence that Timothy’s friend and auto mechanic Billy Thorpe is involved with the crime. The police reveal Billy is not really who he said he was and has been living the last decade in Knox County under a stolen alias. Now, Chloe and Timothy must find Billy, bring him to justice, or prove his innocence.

My Review:

The third book in An Appleseed Creek Mystery, A Plain Disappearance is just as good as the first two. Readers will be reunited with some well-loved characters that feel like family. No worries for those of you who haven't read the other books in the series though because this story reads well as a standalone but series fans will still get an extra kick out of it. :-)

The mystery is solid and I totally didn't solve it until the very end. Love it when a mystery keeps me on my toes like that.  Flower really knows how to pace the suspense while interspersing sweet romance and a few interesting character twists  along the way. And the solid message of forgiveness adds substance and wonder to an already stellar read. This is a quirky, cozy mystery that you don't want to miss out on!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Plain Disappearance, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 1 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 


  1. Thanks for the review! I haven't heard of this author so I'll start with her first mystery :)


  2. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

  3. She's great, Heidi. Suspense with a bit of comedy. Good luck!

    Your welcome, Karen. Good luck!

  4. I love Amish fiction and mysterys both so this is a double treat. I have just returned from Montgomery and Washington, Indiana where one of the largest Amish communities is. We came back with an assortment of jellies and jams and had lots of fun.
    Thank you so much for having this giveaway,


  5. new author for me ~ please add me to drawing for this mystery ~ thanks!
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  6. Oh Carol, lucky you! I dream of going to Amish country...and being able to afford one of their quilts! Good luck!

    Kathleen, Amanda Flower is fantastic. You are on the cusp of a great discovery. Good luck!

  7. I would love to win this book, it sounds great.


  8. Love suspense and also Christmas so I'd love to read this one! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

  9. Good luck Wendy and Cheryl!

  10. We have Amanda's books in the church library. I would love to win this one to add to our collection.
    Janet E.

  11. I love reading all kinds of Amish books. Would love a chance to win and read this book.
    Thank you for the chance and the review.
    Karen G.

  12. Please enter me in the drawing, Kav! I would love to read this as I really love suspense with a twist of romance!

  13. Good luck Janet, Karen and Laura!

  14. Kav, thanks for the good review. I've been wishing for this series by Amanda. Hoping I might get lucky and win this time. Thanks for the chance.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  15. Sounds like a great book - mystery & romance! Haven't read any of Amanda's books & would love to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  16. Enjoyed the great review. I love Amanda's books. Would love to win this book. Please enter my name in the giveaway. Thank you!!
    Barbara Thompson