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.
Falling to Pieces by Vannetta Chapman is a great Christian mystery read. The plot was surprisingly still Amish but with a dash of suspense and humor added.Two Amish women-one younger than the other, have teamed up together to solve a murder mystery. The older Amish woman, was fast and smart. She actually saved her friends. The younger Amish woman, Callie, is caring and determined to risk herself in order to catch a killer. Her young newspaper man, Trent, helps her and her friends find the killer. I love the budding romance between the two. I cannot wait to read what happens next to them. The cast of characters were believable from the start. I also felt the danger of the moment when the killer held Callie at gun point and made her lock up her friends. The ending was just as satisfying. Overall, I recommend this novel to all readers.