Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Review: Murder Simply Brewed by Vannetta Chapman

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About the book:
When the coffee shop manager is murdered in Middlebury’s Amish Artisan Village, two women from different walks of life must join together to solve the mystery.

Spring has arrived in Middlebury, Indiana, and Amber Wright is optimistic about the growing profit from her collection of Amish shops—until she receives a call that Ethan Gray is dead. Hurrying over to A Simple Blend, she finds a solitary hole in the front window and the store manager lying next to the espresso machine, dead from an apparent heart attack. All the money is still in his register.

When Amber hires a young Amish woman, Hannah Troyer, to take over the shop’s duties, the two women become fast friends—as well as amateur sleuths. The police believe Gray’s death is a by-product of vandalism, but Amber and Hannah aren't convinced.

Clues that don't add up, a neighbor who is pulled into the midst of the investigation, a town with secrets to hide, and a blossoming romance—all will combine to push Amber and Hannah into unfamiliar roles in order to reveal answers to the mysteries around them.
My rating:
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My thoughts:

Murder Simply Brewed is the first book I've read by Vannetta Chapman, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I'm not a huge fan of Amish Fiction (though I have loved certain books) and that is probably one of the reasons I didn't love this book. The plot just seemed really basic and kind of bored me. There were things that I enjoyed, like the romance story and main characters, but overall it was just okay.

I've read many glowing reviews for this book, so if you enjoy simpler reads, you might enjoy Murder Simply Brewed. This just wasn't a book for me. I have a copy of book two, so I'll be reading that and I'm hoping that book will be a more enjoyable read to me. 
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1 comments:

  1. Aw bummer this one wasn't a good one for you! :/ I love the titles in the series and have to admit it's why I want to read it! Hope you like the second one better (as I definitely LOVE that title)!

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