Monday, March 11, 2013

A Plain Scandal



 The people of Appleseed Creek in the heart of Ohio's Amish Country are under attack. Soon after the dust has settled on a buggy accident that turned out to be murder, an unknown assailant begins cutting off the long hair of Amish women and the beards of Amish men.

New to the area, computer specialist Chloe Humphrey may not share their customs, but she is certainly alarmed over these crimes against the Amish and worries how such events will impact her growing number of friends who are more connected to that way of life.

In this small community, when Chloe discovers the body of an Amish businessman who was stabbed in the back and whose beard was cut off, she knows that finding the murderer and restoring peace to Appleseed Creek is as much her responsibility as anyone else's.

My Review:

The second in An Appleseed Creek Mystery series, you don't need to have read the first book in order to enjoy this one. While characters and some backstory carry over into A Plain Scandal, the author does a fantastic job of bridging the facts and making this story an easy standalone to read.

The Troyer family is back, including the irrepressible Grandfather Zook. Chief Rose is still trying to get the knack of policing a combined Amish/Englisch community and Chloe and Timothy's romance is percolating into something a little more substantial.

I love Chloe's snappy first person point of view. She really moves the story along and provides laughter at the most unexpected places. And the mystery is unique and twisty and will keep you guessing. All perfect reasons to dive into this unique combination of humourous and suspenseful mystery.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of A Plain Scandal, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email, 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 March 17 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. I like the sound of the mystery element in this one, Kav. Throw my name in the hat, please!

  2. Consider yourself tossed, Cheryl! Good luck!

  3. I love cozy, mystery stories, please add me Kav!
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  4. This sounds like a good book! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
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  5. Ooh, another mystery series. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Good luck KayM and Sandra!

  7. I really enjoy these mysteries. thanks!

  8. i haven't read this series, Kav, so thanks for alerting me (and know i can always count on you!) If i win, i'll have to find the first one! Thanks for a great review and giveaway.


  9. I enjoy reading books that have some humor in them. Have not read the first one so glad to know it isn't required. Would make a great birthday present too as the 16th is mine. LOL!

    Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  10. Thanks Kav for the chance to win this book. I have been wishing I had this one. Also do not have one by this author. Please put me in the drawing.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  11. Please enter me. Sounds good. Thanks.

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  12. Amanda Flower is a favorite author. I am so excited to see your featured giveaway of A Plain Scandal. Please enter me in your contest. Thank you so much!

  13. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel, kav

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  14. I have been really wanting to try Amanda's books, thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Jasmine A.

  15. Jasmine, Amanda's books are great! Good luck!

  16. Enter me please
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  17. Ive tried finding this book in the library and cant find it..i read this first book it was awesome so this one is bond to be just as good if not better...So bummed cant find it..please put my name in for this give away...

  18. You're entered, Debbie. Good luck!

    I think it's still too early for your library to have it on the shelves yet, Kathi. It's a new release and it takes several months for a library to order it, process it and get it into their collection. Hopefully you'll win a copy and you won't have to worry about borrowing one from the library! Good luck!

  19. Dear Kav,
    I would love to win a copy of "A Plain Scandal" to give to my Church Library.
    Thanks for the opportunity to do so.
    Janet E.

  20. This sounds very interesting! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. Good luck Janet and Veronica!

  22. thanks got it today I didn't remember winning it !