Murder Freshly Baked

Murder Freshly Baked

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by Vannetta Chapman
     
 

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When delicious baked goods become lethal, a trail of poetry leads to a sweet-toothed killer.

Don’t taste it / Don’t share it /Just throw it away / If you try my bakery pie / You won’t live to see another day.

The Amish Artisan Village of Middlebury, Indiana, might be the last place you would ever expect to find a

Overview

When delicious baked goods become lethal, a trail of poetry leads to a sweet-toothed killer.

Don’t taste it / Don’t share it /Just throw it away / If you try my bakery pie / You won’t live to see another day.

The Amish Artisan Village of Middlebury, Indiana, might be the last place you would ever expect to find a murderer. But Amber has been managing the Village for decades and there’s nothing she hasn’t seen. Or so she thought.

When poetic notes begin appearing around the bakery, warning that some of the pies have been poisoned, Amber is as confused as she is concerned. Who poisons pies? And more to the point, who leaves poems of warning after they’ve done it? When Amber decides to help the police track down the sweet-toothed saboteur, she enlists Hannah Troyer for another round of Amish-style detective work.

Can Amber and Hannah help the police before the Poison Poet strikes? Both women will need to draw on their faith to preserve the peaceful community they’ve built in Middlebury . . . and to protect the girls who work in the Amish Artisan Village.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
'Chapman’s series offers a satisfying blend of diverse characters, intriguing mystery, Amish life, and nonintrusive inspirational messages. This well-conceived series has definite crossover appeal to fans of Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street books.'
RT Book Reviews
'Once again, Chapman brings readers into the heart of Middlebury with this entertaining and exciting installment of the Amish Village Mystery series. Though centered around a serious threat, the story isn't too heavy, and readers find love and peace amidst the turmoil. The selflessness of the characters is refreshing and heartfelt, while the mystery keeps readers guessing. Overall this is a great balance of intrigue and comfort.' --- 4 star review
Library Journal
06/01/2015
Amish Artisan Village owner Amber Wright and storekeeper Hannah Troyer are on the trail of a poetic pie poisoner in the third installment (after Murder Tightly Knit) of this popular series. Meanwhile, a handsome Englisher is pursuing the Amish girls in Middlebury, IN, and breaking hearts along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310322177
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
06/09/2015
Series:
An Amish Village Mystery Series
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
228,900
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Vannetta Chapman is author of the best-selling novel A Simple Amish Christmas. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving over two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. In 2012 she was awarded a Carol Award for Falling to Pieces. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Visit Vannetta's website: www.vannettachapman.com Twitter: @VannettaChapman Facebook: VannettaChapmanBooks

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Murder Freshly Baked 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely devoured this book. From the very beginning, I was hooked and I had a hard time putting it down. I think this is my favorite of the three books in the Amish Village Mystery Series because it has it all. Heartfelt romance, simple and sweet friendships, honest and humble faith, and loads of intrigue and mystery. I was guessing right along with Hannah, Amber, Preston, and Pam until the very end.  I especially loved getting a bigger glimpse into the friendship that Hannah and Amber share. It's interesting to me to see how the Amish and English interact, but I love how Vannetta Chapman writes her characters lives and friendships. Though each woman is different in dress, their faith, love, and loyalty are the same. Hannah and Jesse are the cutest couple. I'm so glad we got a glimpse into their future lives. I also loved hearing more from Hannah and Tate. Preston had me from his role in the second book, Murder Tightly Knit. I have a soft spot in my heart for soldiers. His suffering and the work the ICAN and other VA organizations was accurately portrayed, in my opinion.  Most of all, I loved the faith based message of the story. Hannah and Amber both worry about their friends and family. God is trying to teach them not to worry, but instead to cast their cares upon Him and worry no more. Simple in words, difficult in action. Vannetta Chapman has a way of writing in the message of the book, making it a part of the story, and fitting in the perfect ending. Overall, I was highly satisfied with the conclusion of the Amish Village Mystery series. I really cannot wait to read more from the amazing author. If you're looking for simple faith, heartwarming romance, and appetizing mystery, pick up this book today! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookLook blogging program in exchange for my honest review.*
Barb00 More than 1 year ago
Author Vannetta Chapman gives us another fantastic book with Murder, Freshly Baked. The author is excellent in blending the Amish and English characters together, but also makes each one unique. I love the setting of the village. The setting may be small, but you still have mystery to the end of the book that kept me fascinated. I enjoyed reading this book with the mystery, romance, drama and a couple of surprises I was not expecting. Murder, Freshly Baked is Book Three in The Amish Village Mystery Series. I highly recommend this book and series. I'm anticipating what Author Vannetta Chapman will write for us next. I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion.
SunnieReviews More than 1 year ago
An Amish Village Mystery. Book 3 This was another great book from Vannetta Chapman. As in every book that I have read which was written by her, I have been so impressed with her wonderful writing talents. This book is a continuation from book 2. Hannah and Amber again find themselves in a very strange situation as poetic "Poison Pen letters" are found with freshly baked pies. The poem indicates the pie has been laced with something that will poison the person that eats it. Who would warn people of such a strange thing? Amber finds mysterious emails and her cat is poisoned. But who is behind this? There is a little romance, mystery and lots of great reading to be found in this book. I enjoyed revisiting Vannetta's Amish village. I hope the series will continue! Author Vannetta Chapman has penned a great book here and I am sure you will enjoy it as well! I received the book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was received.
PTucker More than 1 year ago
This Amish Village Mystery series has been a favorite of mine. Those in this community, both English and Amish, work together so well and I enjoy their bonds of friendship and faith. There are two mysteries, to solve, this time. First, someone is leaving pies around the village, along with poetic notes suggesting poison, donned the Poison Poet. Second, Ryan Duvall is shot dead as he crosses the finish line in a Race for the Cure. Whoever is leaving the pies seems especially intent on hurting Amber. Plus, does the Poison Poet have anything to do with Ryan's death? He has been dating three women, from the village, and the confrontation exposing him turns ugly. I especially enjoyed Preston receiving a service dog, Mocha, (for his PTSD) as he works his way through the trauma he experienced in Afghanistan. Since this is the last book, in the series, you will want to read how the story ends for these characters who have become like family. I will miss them. (I received an advance copy of the book.)
Baranski1987 More than 1 year ago
Simply to die for! Murder Freshly Baked (An Amish Village Mystery Book 3), By: Vannetta Chapman If you love a good Mystery & Amish fiction then you are going to love Murder Freshly Baked, By: Vannetta Chapman. It is a refreshing book so well written that it will grab the attention of the reader right from the very start.This is a book that is not only exciting but also spine-tingling. She grabbed my attention right from the start with this marvelous Amish Mystery. There is such a wonderful array of characters in this captivating story. This is so much mystery, heartache, pain, regret, love, faith and devotion rolled into this true work of art. This book is a marvelous combination of Amish/Mystery all rolled into one spectacular story. I loved getting to read about beloved Middlebury, Indiana and the captivating characters that I have come to know and love. I can practically picture the quaint Amish village and the wonderful people there. Be sure to get your copy of this book today. 5 stars!
CookieER More than 1 year ago
The poison poet leaves notes with poison baked goods. Who would do such a thing and why? Amber and Hannah try to track down the culprit. This book will hold your attention from beginning to end. A wonderful story of Amish and English working together. If you enjoy a good mystery story, you will love this one. Book club discussion questions are included.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thank the person who made this book, My life depenes on reading!
VicG More than 1 year ago
Vanetta Chapman in her new book “Murder Freshly Baked” Book Three in the Amish Village Mystery series published by Zondervan gives us another adventure with Amber Wright and Hannah Troyer. From the back cover: When delicious baked goods become lethal, a trail of poetry leads to a sweet-toothed killer. Don’t taste it / Don’t share it /Just throw it away / If you try my bakery pie / You won’t live to see another day. The Amish Artisan Village of Middlebury, Indiana, might be the last place you would ever expect to find a murderer. But Amber has been managing the Village for decades and there’s nothing she hasn’t seen. Or so she thought. When poetic notes begin appearing around the bakery, warning that some of the pies have been poisoned, Amber is as confused as she is concerned. Who poisons pies? And more to the point, who leaves poems of warning after they’ve done it? When Amber decides to help the police track down the sweet-toothed saboteur, she enlists Hannah Troyer for another round of Amish-style detective work. Can Amber and Hannah help the police before the Poison Poet strikes? Both women will need to draw on their faith to preserve the peaceful community they’ve built in Middlebury . . . and to protect the girls who work in the Amish Artisan Village. Poison pies? Who would want to poison pies and why? Welcome back to the Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana, a small community where Amish and English work hand in hand to serve numerous tourists throughout the year. There is a poet, who has access to the bakery, leaving poems about poison in the pies. Not only that this “Poison Poet” is aware of all the actions taken by both Amber and Hannah. This is a cozy mystery that, I believe, will keep you guessing. In addition there are other events that are challenging the women that will also keep you guessing. I think that this is the best of the three books by far. Ms. Chapman really has written great characters in Amber and Hannah and they draw us into the story and keep us there. Make yourself a big bowl of popcorn and settle in comfortably in your favorite chair as you are going to be there for a while as you are totally engrossed in this winning mystery from Vannetta Chapman. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
RGNHALL More than 1 year ago
I love Amish pie.  Who doesn't love delicious Amish pie?  Not when there is poison in the pie or when there is a threat of poison in the pie.  This third book in the Amish Village Mystery series is serving up pies that no one is eager to eat!   Amber is once again thrown into the midst of a huge and dangerous mystery and she is determined to solve it!    I love a good mystery.  I love a good Amish mystery.    Vannetta Chapman is a true expert at creating Amish mysteries.   This time she is serving up a mystery in an Amish pie....or two!   I get so caught up in the mystery and the lives of the main characters.  It has been great fun to get to return to the Amish village and to see the happenings in the lives of those who work there.   It also made me hungry for an Amish pie.  I might just have to head out to our local Amish store and find a strawberry-rhubarb pie!    This is a delightful and dangerous novel.   I rated it 5 stars and am thrilled to recommend it to readers who enjoy a good mystery. I received a free kindle version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.
LizD1 More than 1 year ago
Murder Freshly Baked ( An Amish Village Mystery- Book 3 ) By, Vannetta Chapman Murder Freshly baked is book three in An Amish Village Mystery series, even though it is a series you can read  it as a stand alone. No problems following the story or the characters. If you love a good cozy mystery, then  Murder Freshly Baked is for you. Vannetta Chapman weaves us a story full of mystery, murder, poison poet ,  and poison pies. Who would want to poison pies and why? You will meet Amber and Hannah who are at it again with their own investigating. It is good to visit The Amish Artisan Village in Middleburg, Indiana again. There is  lots of action and mystery in Murder Freshly Baked and Chapman does not disappoint me. Love all of her books.  This story starts off grabbing you and holding on till the end. I love seeing the Amish and the English working together. I highly recommend Murder Freshly Baked, be sure and get your copy.  I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review, which i have given.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
Don't eat the pie! In "Murder Freshly Baked," Vannetta Chapman takes us back to the Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana, a small community where Amish and English work hand in hand to serve numerous tourists throughout the year. The characters we've come to know and love have been targeted by someone who is placing poetic notes throughout the village, threatening that pies are laced with poison. Village manager, Amber Bowman confides in Hannah Troyer, the young Amish woman who runs the coffee shop, and the two seek to do a bit of detective work. Comparable to the previous books in this series, the author creates a series of bone-chilling mysterious events as the poison poems continue to appear. Who threatens to poison people with pie for no explainable reason, and warns them in advance? Numerous questions arise as the poems continue, and strange and serious events prove quite possible deadly intent.  Though poison pies are a menace to peruse, it is the season to blossom,  and love is in the air. Not all is serious with Ms. Chapman's third book in this series. Wit and humor weave their way throughout this tale of poetic promises of poisoned pies and courting couples. Accuracy and detail regarding the geographical locale and customs of the community make this a very interesting and relatable story. Faith and forgiveness are strong themes that run throughout "Murder Freshly Baked." The blending of Amish and English is smooth and realistic as can be witnessed in the northern Indiana Amish community. The author's time spent in this part of the country is obvious through her authentic portrayal of the area and its people.  I felt as if I'd only been gone from the Amish Artisan Village for a brief amount of time, and picked up right where I had left off. I wasn't prepared for a "poison poet" and the threat of poisoned pie, however! I'll be visiting this well-known community again next month, and I may hesitate just a tad before relishing my next slice of Amish pie! Five thumbs up! Get yourself a copy and enjoy this fast-paced Amish mystery! Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
DaliCastillo More than 1 year ago
A Great Ending to a Great Series! Let me just say that there are many things I enjoy about Vannetta Chapman’s writing.  But, one of the things I enjoy most is that her books in a series can be read as standalones.  And yet, each book in the series gives you just enough background information without overshadowing the current story.  As always, Ms. Chapman has done her homework and it shows in the details of the story.  She does a wonderful job describing the Amish ways.  She also does a wonderful job describing the setting, so much so, that the reader can easily visualize everything.  However, there was one thing that the author changed up in Murder Freshly Baked . Unlike the rest of the series, the story begins with the end and then flashes back to the events leading up to that point.  And it’s no surprise that this formula hooks you right off the bat and keeps you on the edge of your seat, turning pages as fast as you can to find out “whodunnit.” However, do not be fooled by the fact that Murder Simply Brewed is a mystery.  It is so much more than that.  It is also a story of redemption, forgiveness, faith, acceptance, and love.  The author weaves all of these elements together in such a way that they all blend beautifully with the main theme of the story.   As in true Chapman style, expect the unexpected where you will find yourself saying, “Didn’t see that coming.”  And best of all, you will be kept guessing “whodunnit” up to the very end.    Vannetta Chapman has once again done a flawless job of tying everything together as she brings this series to a close making Murder Freshly Baked a great finale to a great series.    *****I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions and viewpoints are my own.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
Time to settle in for another entertaining, cozy story in Vannetta Chapman’s latest installment of her Amish Village Mystery series. I really enjoyed Murder Freshly Baked. There are a couple of different mystery themes going on in the book. One revolves around a murder and the possible reasons that it occurred. And, of course, we all want to know who did the deed! But, there is also another strange set of events taking place around the Amish Artisan Village. Threats and disturbing emails have begun to appear and are wreaking havoc with the emotions of the manager of the community, Amber. I enjoyed the mysteries that needed to be solved, but my favorite parts of this book revolved around Preston Johnstone’s story. I loved learning more about him and getting to know him through the flashbacks he struggled with. His whole storyline captured me. The portions involving Hannah and Jesse also continued to be a favorite of mine. It was fun to return to this community that encompasses both Amish and Englisch. The characters feel very real and there is definitely a cozy vibe to these stories. I think the Amish Artisan Village would be a fun place to go visit…the only thing holding me back is that there seems to be an inordinately high number of murders for such a charming place. ;-) But I definitely recommend reading this fun book, and the entire series, if you enjoy mysteries. My thanks to the publisher and BookLook Bloggers for the complimentary copy of this book that I received in exchange for an honest review.
coramdeo540 5 months ago
Murder Freshly Baked Vanetta Chapman Book Summary: When delicious baked goods become lethal, it's time to find a killer. Kindness is a virtue Meanness is a sin Better watch your bakery pies For poison I've slipped in The Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana, has been decorated with every color of balloon and flower for the Race for a Cure. As manager of the Village, Amber Bowman is thrilled to see the turnout—and relieved to have something to distract her from the “Poison Poet”—an individual who has been sending notes containing bad poetry to warn of poisoned baked goods. Then Ryan Duvall crosses the finish line of the race—and falls down dead, murdered in broad daylight. But who did it? And why? The police suspect Preston Johnston, but Amber refuses to believe her employee could do such a thing. Amber once again looks to her young Amish friend Hannah Troyer to help her find the killer—and to determine if it's the same person leaving the cryptic poems and pies. Can they help the police before the Poison Poet strikes again? Both Amber and Hannah will need to draw on their faith as they fight to preserve the peaceful community they've built at the Amish Artisan Village. Review: Fantastic end to a great series!!! I will miss Amber & Hannah! What a fun combo along with Pam, Preston, Tate and all the other characters that makes this a fantastic series!!!! The suspense of from the start made me rush to get to the grand finale! It was not surprise that Ryan was the victim since the book starts with that event. The rewind made for a puzzling that was fun to put together. I Loved how the series ended with all strings tied up. The transformation from the first to last book was great. I especially like that despite it being part of a series it was a stand alone book. Yes, much had changed, but it does not ruin the mysteries that take place in the previous books. It is almost sad to say goodbye to these characters. I would like to thank Net Galley and Zondervan for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't believe I stayed up until the early morning hours to finish reading this book. This story has over 300 pages and is not the typical Amish story. By that I mean it has many Englischers intertwined with Amish characters continually with deep friendships between many of them. And yet, it flows along so well. This is the first time I have read anything from the Amish Village Mystery Series and would not hesitate to read others. The story has something for everyone -- friendships; young love; one couple finding love in their 40's, gambling; a returning soldier fighting his inner demons (ptsd); and murder. But, every step of the way the characters have a deep faith that God will protect them and see them through the difficult time when they receive notes that poison has been added to their bakery pies.
Britney_Adams More than 1 year ago
Murder Freshly Baked is another delicious tale of mystery and romance! Vannetta Chapman welcomes readers back to the Amish Artisan Village where murder seems to be the most popular dish on the menu. “When delicious baked goods become lethal, a trail of poetry leads to a sweet-toothed killer.” I loved the suspense of this entertaining tale! Once again, Amber and Hannah join forces to help find the person terrorizing their tight-knit community. Although suspicions abounded, twists and turns kept me guessing until the very end. Murder Freshly Baked boasts all the charm I’ve come to know and love about Vannetta’s cozy mysteries! The books in this series easily stand alone, but I encourage you to read them in order. In doing so, you will come to know these special characters and understand their stories.
wfnren More than 1 year ago
So sorry to see this series end! Oh my, it has come to an end! Unless Vannetta has some surprises in the future. This was a great story with threats, poisoning, and a 'surprise' murder even. This was a very enjoyable series and Vannetta shows how each person, at least those in the 'inner circle' so to speak, depend on their faith and are loyal to each other, willing to help. Even though they are Amish and Englisch, they are like family. Sorry to see this series end!
mackenzie_carol More than 1 year ago
Murder Freshly Baked is the third book in Vannetta Chapman’s Amish Village Mystery series, coming after Murder Simply Brewed and Murder Tightly Knit, both of which I read and reviewed just a couple of months ago. I enjoyed all three of them pretty equally since I love mysteries, and the way Vannetta tied the Amish and Englisch worlds together. As was the case with Murder Simply Brewed, I wasn’t sure of the murderer’s identity until the very end, although I did have my suspicions. The rest of the book, however, left me completely puzzled, because the “poison poet” made for an absolutely baffling mystery. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out his/her motives or plans, possibly because I had no idea who he/she was! Since Hannah and Amber were the main sleuths in both of the previous novels, I already knew and loved them before I opened this book. Preston, however, was another story. He had been introduced as a minor character earlier, so I was well aware of him and his role in Amber’s life, but I hadn’t been able to fully grasp what a great man he is. Believe me when I say I became well aware of it after I had read just a few chapters. Despite all the hardships and pain he faced leading up to his job at Amber’s Amish Village—and even what he faced while he worked there—he remained strong and proved himself to be worthy of all of my admiration. And his dog Mocha, oh my goodness, must be the smartest dog on the whole entire planet. I already love dogs anyway, so I couldn’t help but fall in love with her. Why can’t my dog be that smart? Anyway, I absolutely loved how, despite the differences in their ways of life—and ages—Amber, Tate, Hannah, Jesse, Pam, and Preston all were the closest of friends, and how they rallied together to try to catch the poet. I couldn’t help but be captivated by the story, since it was so completely mysterious and I never knew what would happen next. I really had no idea who the culprit was or where they would strike next, and many events had me gasping in surprise. Although, now that I’ve had time to dwell on it, the whole plot was genius, really. Both the culprit’s plot and Vannetta’s. Since I really enjoyed this novel, I gave it all five bookshelves, and I highly recommend it as a wonderful mystery to cozy up with on a rainy day (or any day). (This review is from my blog, www.spreadinghisgrace.blogspot.com)
ConR More than 1 year ago
This third book in the Amish Village Series is another home run for Vannetta Chapman. I love the way the characters in this series continue to gain character. As always, it's a great story, and a great romance, a great mystery and an entertaining story. I'm always glad I have read her books, and I always feel refreshed in my spirit when I'm through. I can't wait for the next installment, but I hate to have the characters experience a fourth murder in one year!!!!
TessT More than 1 year ago
I have to admit that cozy mysteries are my first love, following very close are books about the Amish. My mother was born very near to the Amish community in east central Illinois. Now my husband and I live in that same area. I had always felt that that was where I belonged. To see the Amish working in their stores and shops, is something that everyone needs to see. A lot of the roads around here have an extra lane for the Amish buggies.  Amber and Hannah find themselves wrapped up in some mysterious notes that warn that pies in the village may be poisoned. No shop or store is left out of this threat. Amber and Hannah work with the police to save their village and the residents. If you haven't read any of Vannetta's Amish books, please try to. I can tell that Vannetta has spent a lot of time researching the books. Perhaps I'll catch up with her sometime here, in Illinois.
MrsTina42MR More than 1 year ago
Murder Freshly Baked, book 3 An Amish Village Mystery***** by Vannetta Chapman Murder Freshly Baked is the third book in the Amish Village Mystery series. We see some of the same loveable characters in this book as in the first two books. Amber Bowman loves managing the Amish Artisan Village located in a small community in Middlebury, Indiana. She enjoys the way both Amish and English (as the Amish call all non-Amish) work side by side. As she hopes for a quiet, uneventful spring in the village something yet unforeseen is lurking, waiting to pounce which will destroy her peace. She receives an unexpected e-mail that has a strange poem attached. Hoping it is a spam e-mail, she tries to blow it off. However, she continues to receive more e-mails, which are becoming more disturbing, even threatening. Then she gets an urgent summons to come to the Village Bakery. At the bakery, she sees a delicious looking peace pie with a disturbing design on the crust sitting on the counter. Along side of the pie is a folded poetic-note that suggests danger to the one eating the pie. This is only the beginning..... Amber and Amish Hannah Troyer pair-up again to unravel this newest village mystery. Both women draw on their faith to preserve the peaceful community and protect all who work in the village. Who would want to poison pies and then tell about it before the pies harms anyone and why? Will they find the “poison poet”, as they call him/her, before someone is hurt or worse—murdered? I love the way Vannetta Chapman weaves a mystery in unexpected ways. The characters are real-to-life and capture the readers heart. She weaves humor, mystery, unexpected surprises, romance, faith and forgiveness, restoration and healing in such a way that will keep the reader up late into the night—at least it did me. There is so much more to the story, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone. Another great book! ~~I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review~~
cindybazzy More than 1 year ago
Vannetta completes this series of "Amish Village Mysteries" with another great read.  In reading this book as well as the other two, I fell in love with Middleberry In.  and this unlikely cast of friends.    Middlebury, IN is  home of The Amish Artisan Village, where  unfortunately another murder takes place.The close knit Amish and English community is dealing with a third murder in a year. By this time, Amber is completely rattled by all this activity. At the onset of the book she starts receiving disturbing notes from the " Poison Poet".  stating that her baked goods in the bakery are poisoned. This stirs up quite a scare for Amber and the rest of the employees. And so the adventure begins.  This book will take you on quite a few twist and turns and keeps you changing your mind as to who this person is.  This book has a little bit of everything....blossoming love and weddings, friendships that go above and beyond, trusting and leaning on God when you can't do anything else.  I found this to be a wonderful conclusion to the series.  Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
AuntEmmie2 More than 1 year ago
Murder Freshly Baked was a fun book to read. To start the fun, a mystery person is sending threats in bad rhyme about poison pies in Middlebury, Indiana at the Amish Village. Some of the notes are quite comical, but it isn’t initially clear weather they are the work of a prankster or would be killer. But all is not light-hearted as the story unwinds. I enjoy the interaction and friendship between the Amish and the English (that’s all of us non-Amish). The characters are interesting and I felt like I knew them personally. I felt fear, joy and sadness for them. This is the third book in the Amish Village Series, but can be read alone and enjoyed. There is danger, intrigue, romance and some serious moments discussing PTSD and cancer. If you like a good clean mystery, get your hands on this great book.