A PERFECT SQUARE
There’s more to the quaint northern Indiana town of Shipshewana than handcrafted quilts, Amish-made furniture, immaculate farms and close-knit families. When a dead girl is found floating in a local pond, murder is also afoot. And Reuben, brother of Deborah’s best friend’s fiancé, is in jail as the suspect!
Reuben refuses to divulge any information, even to clear himself of a crime Deborah is certain he didn’t commit. So, with her English friend, Callie—fellow sleuth and owner of Daisy’s Quilt Shop—Deborah sets out to uncover the truth. But the mystery deepens when an elderly man seeks Callie’s help in finding his long-lost daughter, missing since the days of the 1965 Palm Sunday Tornadoes. An old man who has lost his past. A young man who may lose his future. Once again Deborah and Callie find themselves trying to piece together a crazy quilt of lives and events—one that can bring unexpected touches of God’s grace and resolve the tragedy that has shaken this quiet Amish community.
This is the second book in the Shipshewana Mystery series, published in 2012. It reads well as a standalone though there's a bit of a romance spoiler. Once again Chapman has woven together an incredible blend of mystery and the intricacies of plain living. Vivid descriptions bring this small town community to life, complete with laughter and strife and the deep, abiding faith of a simple people. Honestly, I was laughing over the antics of Deborah's children one moment and then howling in frustration over Reuben's stubbornness the next. And the mystery is just as complicated as the myriad of characters that become involved in solving it. Definitely the perfect read for cozy mystery fans.
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