Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Plain Disappearance by Amanda Flower

                               Sleigh Ride Turns into Discovery of Amish Girl's Body

Chloe Humphrey, Englisher, and Timothy Troyer, former member of the Amish community were out for a picturesque Christmassy  ride in Timothy's grandfathers buggy when Mabel, Timothy's dog, discovers a frozen arm sticking out of the snow. Timothy recognizes the body as belonging to Katie Lambright. The Lambrights and the Troyers relationship has been strained ever since he and his sister Becky left the Amish way of life. It appears that the discovery will not help mend any fences...

 I began reading this book en route to St. Louis from Boston where I was visiting family. I enjoyed being transported to the Ohio Amish Country while I was waiting to be transported back to my own home. With well drawn characters to keep me company, an intriguing mystery, and the visions of sugar plums, yule logs, and miniature whoopie pies dancing around in my head-- the Amish are big foodies-- I'm sure that I was one of the happier travelers in the Pittsburgh airport. I honestly didn't mind the hour and a half delay.

A Plain Disappearance is Amanda Flower's third Amish mystery.
B&H Publishing Group have provided more information about this book. (Happy Reading!!)

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.

1 comment: said...

That's a truly unique perspective. I'm intrigued by this one. Thanks, Cheryl. Much success to you, Amanda!