by Laura Bradford
This is such a well written Amish mystery that I actually read it in one sitting… On a scale of one to five I would easily give this book a six because it’s just that good!
I love the way the author writes, the knowledge that she had about the Amish, the descriptions she includes about the setting (Heavenly, Pennsylvania sounds like my kind of place), and the fact that the romance she added into the story not only enhanced it, but was clean (they were both sweet and respectful of each other).
~THe GaL iN THe BLue MaSK
…this author does an excellent job in the story telling and the setting. I felt right at home in the B&B. The characters mesh well together and it makes you want to turn the pages over and over again.
~Bab’s Book Bistro
I really enjoyed it… totally recommend this book to everyone who loves cozy mysteries and Amish culture.
~Tea and A Book
Laura blends Amish life and Englisch life well. It makes me want to drive east to Lancaster to take in the culture some more….This was a fabulous mystery…
~A Chick Who Reads
I love how the author weaves a story using both English and Amish characters. If you have yet to discover this series, I highly recommend it. This book was the best so far and I cannot wait to read the next one.
~Girl Lost in a Book
There is Amish fiction which I will call ‘insular’, taking place strictly within the community, and there is Amish-crossover fiction (again my term) where you have the Amish and ‘English’ cultures co-existing and occasionally, well, crossing over. I think the latter is more difficult to handle effectively, and Ms. Bradford does an outstanding job.
Suspendered Sentence (An Amish Mystery)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (March 3, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B00LMGK6L4
The national bestselling author of Shunned and Dangerous returns to the Amish community of Heavenly, Pennsylvania, where shop owner Claire Weatherly has come to appreciate a simpler, more peaceful way of life. But dark secrets are about to complicate things—and lead to murder…
After the Stoltzfus barn catches fire, Claire is awed by the response of the community. Hundreds of Amish men gather together to raise a new barn for the family in a matter of days. But in the midst of the work, a human skeleton is unearthed. Found with the remains is half of a friendship bracelet last seen on Sadie Lehman, an Amish teen long believed to have left her strict upbringing for the allure of English ways.
Now Detective Jakob Fisher—once a member of the Amish community himself—is determined to solve the young woman’s murder. With Claire’s help, he must dig into the past and bring to light long-buried secrets—secrets that someone is willing to kill to protect…
About The Author
While spending a rainy afternoon at a friend’s house more than thirty-five years ago, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do anything else.
Today, Laura is a bestselling mystery author with Berkley Prime Crime(Penguin/Random House). In addition to her Amish Mysteries (latest release: SUSPENDERED SENTENCE), Laura also pens the Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries under the pen name, Elizabeth Lynn Casey. The ninth book in that series, TAKEN IN, released in August. Finally, Laura has just finalized a contract for a third cozy mystery series that will debut in June 2016. She now lives in New York with her family.
March 2 – WV Stitcher – Review, Guest Post
March 4 – Babs Book Bistro – Review
March 5 – Tea and A Book – Review, Guest Post
March 6 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
March 7 – Mystery Playground – Interview
March 8 – Girl Lost In a Book – Review
March 9 – Back Porchervations – Review
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