Falling to Pieces

Falling to Pieces

Paperback - 2011
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In this first book of a three-book series, author Vannetta Chapman brings a fresh twist to the popular Amish fiction genre. She blends the familiar components consumers love in Amish books--faith, community, simplicity, family--with an innovative who-done-it plot that keeps readers guessing right up to the last stitch in the quilt.When two women--one Amish, one English--each with different motives, join forces to organize a successful on-line quilt auction, neither expects nor wants a friendship. As different as night and day, Deborah and Callie are uneasy partners who simply want to make the best of a temporary situation. But a murder, a surprising prime suspect, a stubborn detective, and the town's reaction throw the two women together, and they form an unlikely alliance to solve a mystery and catch a killer.Set in the well-known Amish community of Shipshewana, Falling to Pieces will attract both devoted fans of the rapidly-growing Amish fiction genre, as well as those who are captivated by the Amish way of life.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c2011.
ISBN: 9780310330431
Characteristics: 332 pages ;,22 cm.

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nidofito
Jan 10, 2016

A nice, light contemporary mystery that got better as the story progressed.

I enjoyed the story even though there were problems with story mechanics including proof-reading, character inconsistency and a little rushed character interaction. Additionally, the love interest(s) were a cause for a little concern and the mystery was not as good as I had hoped. But still enjoyable.

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LoveAGoodRead
Dec 29, 2013

This was a delightful and charming read, allowing the reader a glimpse into the Amish lifestyle. The story showcased the strong sense of community that the Amish and English shared alike. Faith, love, and acceptance were sprinkled throughout the book and the mystery side of the story was very well done.

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savtadina
Nov 17, 2013

Sweet cozy mystery....just comforting to read on a cold wintry night.

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LoveAGoodRead
Dec 29, 2013

Callie, a young widow, makes a temporary move to Shipshewana to settle the estate of her elderly aunt. In the process of readying her aunt's quilt shop for sale, she reluctantly allows her life to become entwined with the locals, Amish and English alike. During the short time she has been in Shipshewana, she has inherited her aunt's dog, made a short business contract with three Amish quilters and slowly lowered the protective walls she had built around herself. She has also caught the eye of several single gentlemen. Unfortunately she also comes to the attention of the police after tales of her threats to a local newspaper editor come to light after his murder. Becoming the prime suspect, Callie realizes, after several merchant break-ins, that the murderer is still among them and looking for the item he murdered the editor for. Unable to convince the police of the seriousness of her theory, she sets out to solve the crime with the help of her new Amish friends.

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