Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Plain Scandal (Book Review)

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, Chloe Humphrey is alarmed by the attacks and decides to conduct her own investigation.  As you might imagine, this draws her into the center of a complex and dangerous situation.

I peeked ahead to see how many chapters were in the book, and I inadvertently found out whodunnit.  Even so, A Plain Scandal by Amanda Flower was a page-turner.  The short chapters (of which there are 50, by the way) made it even more tempting to read "just one more."

I read that the author likes to include comic relief through minor characters, and I found that to be true for A Plain Scandal.  I laughed out loud at this exchange between two older men:
"Do they have cinnamon rolls?  I heart those."
"Heart?  What are you talking about, you nut?"
"That's what my granddaughter says.  She hearts everything.  I'm trying out the lingo, so I can connect with the young folks.  I figure she's less likely to stick me in a home that way."
If you're looking for a fast-paced adventure set in an Amish community, check out A Plain Scandal.

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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions in this post are my own.

1 comment :

  1. that conversation that you included was the best... I heart many things :)
    ha ha ha.. thanks for the heads up, I might need to look into this book, I heart amish stuff...


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