Friday, September 2, 2016

Murder, Handcrafted

GIVEAWAY

ALAN, ISABELLA
MURDER, HANDCRAFTED

Amish quilt shop owner Angie Braddock crosses wires with a killer in the latest from the national bestselling author of Murder, Plainly Read...

Spring has arrived in Holmes County and Angie couldn’t be happier. She’s got great friends, a thriving business, and is in the perfect relationship with Sheriff James Mitchell. The only thing raining on her parade is her mother drafting her into a massive home renovation project—and using their sudden mother/daughter bonding time to comment on Angie’s ticking biological clock.

The house’s repairs and upgrades between the Amish craftsmen and their Englisch counterparts are proceeding well until a tremendous shock comes to the workers when the electrician is found dead on site. With the sheriff suspecting foul play, it falls to Angie to root a killer out of the woodwork. . . .


My Review:

I think every cozy mystery needs a Nubian goat or two. And a dog. And a cat. And a heroine who converses with them all. You can tell a lot about a person based on what she says to an animal. That's why I love Angie. And so does Sheriff James Mitchell. This is the 5th book in An Amish Quilt Shop Mystery series and the Angie and Mitch's relationship is heating up...if they can just shake loose from a murder investigation once in awhile. Mitch's protective streak is hand carved in his DNA but Angie blithely carries on, danger dogging her heals as faithfully as her French bulldog sidekick, Oliver. Solid mystery, lots of dry wit, a bevy of quirky characters and the sweet lure of romance -- this story has it all and then some. Petunia gives Murder, Handcrafted four hooves up:



Please note: While this isn't a Christian Fiction selection, there's a faith element drawn from the Amish characters. And it's a clean, fun read.

Second note: Though part of a series, Murder, Handcrafted reads well as a standalone. The only spoiler is the continued romantic development between Mitch and Angie and there might be a fleeting reference or two to previous mysteries but they don't reveal whodunit.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Murder, Handcrafted 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 Sept 4 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

32 comments:

  1. I haven't previously read any of this mystery series, although I really enjoy Amish fiction, so this would be a nice beginning. Sounds like a fun, quirky mix of characters! Thanks for the opportunity to participate! Cathy. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. Isabella Alan (aka Amanda Flower) does quirky so well. Good luck, Cathy.

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  2. This sounds like a great book, and I love the cover. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  3. Would love to read her things. Thanks, again. teshaw(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  4. This one sounds like a winner, Kav! Thank you!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It really is. Love this series to pieces! Good luck, Melanie.

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  5. Enjoy her books under Amanda Flower too. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com.

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    1. And she has a new series under the name Amanda Flower too. I don't know how she keeps her mysteries straight. LOL Good luck, Kim.

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    2. I don't either and she works fulltime.

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  6. I think you're right! :) And Amanda/Isabella does those crazy animals SO well! This is a series that both my mom and I follow!!! I'm SO happy there's another a 5th one!

    Many Blessings, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Oh, you'll love it, Amada. The critters are in peak form. Good luck!

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  7. I read the first book in the series and really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to reading more. Love the little French bulldog on the cover and in the book - makes me want one.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. I've totally been thinking about that breed now as I yearn for another dog to share my life. I wonder if it would turn out to be as wonderful as Oliver? Good luck, Karen.

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  8. Our library readers love Amish/Mystery books and can't get enough of them. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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  9. I would love to try this one. I've never read her books. TY for the chance. leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You won't be disappointed. Good luck, Lucy.

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  10. Nice! This sounds really cute. I've been wanting to read this series. I find the covers really adorable! Thanks Kav!

    Annie
    JustcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Sometimes a cozy hits the spot. Good luck, Annie.

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  11. Sounds good! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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  12. I appreciate your book reviews because you seem to read my mind. I was wondering if it would be okay as a standalone, and it's nice to know that it's a clean read.
    Dianna

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    1. Glad we're on the same wavelength, Dianna. Good luck.

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  13. HAHA....I remember another book I just read not too long ago by Victoria Bylin (Someone Like You)with a goat named Ladybug. She added a bit of adorable mischief to the plot...so I'd say any animal adds their own charm to a story :-)

    Another great sounding cozy mystery!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Oh yes, I remember Ladybug. She and Petunia would get along well together. Good luck, Trixi.

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  14. Any story with animals in it has to be a great one! d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  15. This book sounds like a fun cozy mystery. I love all the animals in the book too. I have not read any books by Isabella. She sounds like a fun author.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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