Wednesday, October 16, 2013


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Plain Disappearance
B&H Books (September 1, 2013)
Amanda Flower


Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland.


USA Today recently hailed award-nominated author Amanda Flower for A Plain Death, calling it “the first Amish rom-com . . . bring on the next one!” As the enthusiastic reviews continue to mount, she’s back with her third Appleseed Creek mystery, A Plain Disappearance.

It’s Christmastime in Amish Country, and Chloe Humphrey has begun settling into her life in Appleseed Creek excited to see where her new relationship with Timothy Troyer will lead. Unfortunately it leads to murder when the couple discovers the body of Amish teenager Katie Lambright while on their first date.

Near the scene there is evidence that Timothy’s friend and auto mechanic Billy Thorpe is involved with the crime. The police reveal Billy is not really who he said he was and has been living the last decade in Knox County under a stolen alias. Now, Chloe and Timothy must find Billy, bring him to justice, or prove his innocence.

If you would like to read the first chapter of >A Plain Disappearance, go HERE.

My thoughts...

This is such a good book, not your typical Amish tale. The plot is wonderful and so well written, with just enough drama and a touch of humor. The characters are interesting and fun, especially Chloe. When her father remarried, his wife didn't want Chloe to live with them so she was sent to the family of her best friend and grew up in the English world. Now she is moving back to the area to work at a college.

Timothy had left the order and grew up as an Englischer as well. He and Chloe find a dead body on their first date along with evidence that one of his friends may have been involved. They learn this friend isn't who he says he is.

Becky is another character that I really liked. She just left the order and is experiencing an Englischer's Christmas, what fun for her! This is book 3 in the series set in charming Appleseed Creek. A great read!

*I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

1 comment:

Brenda said...

I really enjoyed this one as well, of course though I always devour Amish fiction :) but admittedly some plots are better than others.