Saturday, August 1, 2015

Material Witness


GIVEAWAY


CHAPMAN, VANNETTA
MATERIAL WITNESS

Tragedy strikes on the opening night of the Fall Crafters Fair when a woman is killed in the parking lot of Daisy’s Quilt Shop, and the only material witness is one of Melinda Byer’s boys. The investigation takes a more bizarre turn when detective Shane Black becomes convinced the killer was actually after Callie.

This time it’s a madman loose in the largest crowd of the year, and he’s looking for something or someone. If they can’t figure out what, one of Deborah and Callie’s close circle of friends may be next. Masked identities, antique quilts with hidden messages, an Amish boy whose handicap makes him stronger, one brave dog, and a possible hidden treasure … this time it’s nonstop action, danger, and a dash of romance.

My Review:

Winner of the 2013 Golden Quill, Best Inspirational Romantic Suspense...and I can totally see why. A rousing conclusion to the Shipshewana Amish Mystery series. The romance is delectable and somewhat of a surprise. Callie had three potential suitors during the course of the series and I had been harboring hopes for the one not chosen. But I was definitely won over by the end. Swoon. And the mystery is intriguing...and just a tad edgier, leaning more towards suspense since Callie's life is in danger. Her Amish and Englisch friends rally and together they foil a dastardly plot and solve a 50 year old mystery. A plot packed with surprises kept me on my toes right to the very end. Awesome read!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Material Witness 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 August 2 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

24 comments:

  1. Great review! I love suspense stories. I'll have to put this on my read list. lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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  2. I almost forgot about your retro Saturday! (gasp!) Pick me, pick me! I love Amish suspense (as you know!), and these I can read more quickly! Lol This one sounds great. Do you have to read the others first or does this read well as a stand alone? Thx for the opportunity to win this one!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You can absolutely read it as a standalone, Diana. Just keep in mind that there's a romantic spoiler...First two books there's three potential suitors for Callie and it whittles down to one in Material Witness. I don't think that would disturb the pleasure of reading the first two books later though. Good luck.

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  3. Count me in, please, Kav! :)

    ckbarker @ gmail dot com

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    1. You're counted, Cheryl. Good luck.

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  4. I would love to read this book. It sounds like its full of action and suspense. Amish fiction is my favorite genre to read. I enjoy Vannetta's books. Glad you liked it too Kav!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I've become quite the Vannetta Chapman fan myself. Good luck, Maryann.

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  5. I've read many books by this author, but not her mystery ones. I'm sure this one is great like her other books!
    susanlulu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. There are, susanlulu. Good luck.

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  6. I read one of her books once and it was great! I would so love to win another. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway. amylsmith AT bledsoe dot net

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    1. You're welcome, Amy. Good luck.

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  7. Love mysterys
    oh dot hello dot hiya at gmail dot com

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    1. I do too -- and this is a great one. Good luck, Danie.

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  8. Amish Suspense....new-to-me plot but sounds intriguing! And since I already love Vannetta's other books, I'm sure to like this one too :-) Thanks for your review, Kav!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Yes you will. Trixi. Good luck.

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  9. A killing in the parking lot of a quilting store sounds interesting!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Not if you're the victim! LOL -- Good luck, rubynreba.

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  10. Vanetta sure writes and excellent book doesn't she, Kav ? I haven't read this one but it sure sounds intriguing and like a not to be missed book !

    Deanne
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. I'm really loving her cozy mysteries. Good luck, Deanne.

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  11. Fifty year mystery solved! I haven't read the first two books either, but this sounds intriguing. Thank you for your review! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. You're welcome, Kathleen. Good luck.

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  12. I love mysteries. This one sounds great. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Amy is one of my favorites. I remember when this series first came out she had a special thing for the readers to help write a story together. You needed to only write 3 or 4 lines following the story in front of you, and ending it in a way the next person add to. Was so much fun. Please add my name.
    Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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