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A PLain Disappearance

Title:  A Plain Disappearance (Book #3)
Author:  Amanda Flowers
Pages:  336
Year:  2013
Publisher:  B & H Books
It was quite intriguing as well as ingenious the way this author wrote a masterful mystery!  Once again, Chloe is in the throes of a murder investigation when she and Timothy make a gruesome discovery.  The victim was an Amish girl from a local well known family.  As layers are peeled away to locate the responsible party, more twists are added to the story.  The plot thickens as other secrets are revealed while investigating the scene where the body was found.  The land belongs to an Amish family who has long since moved; however, inside the dilapidated barn are items that identify the number one person of interest.
The romance continues to grow between Chloe and Timothy even when other family members are being directed to remain at a distance from their friends.  Curt, who has been hassling Chloe for months, suddenly appears at a church service.  Why is that?  Not only does he always seem to be where Chloe is and watching her, his friend Brock is not his side kick anymore.
Grandfather Zook, who is a talented carpenter working with intricate patterns, seems to be making less money than before since he is selling his work through his friend Levi’s store.  How can that be?
I hope Amanda Flowers continues to write mysteries with the characters she has started in A Plain Death and continued in A Plain Scandal.  Her books reveal not just the differences in the Amish life and beliefs, but also in people in general.  Whether a friendship or a family, it is interesting to see just how each character reacts or responds to the hard times that come in all relationships.  I love how the Amish family holds hands, bows their heads and says a simple prayer. 
Chloe’s and Timothy’s characters show us how past hurts can heal, but at the hardest of times remind us of how we may or may not have failed others in choices we made.  While it is true that the pain of death eases with time, it is equally true the fear some have that they will forget how their loved ones once looked.  Recently, the son of a girlfriend, who died 10 years ago, got engaged and in my heart I felt happiness for them, but also a sting that my friend wasn’t here to share in the event.  Yet, life does go on.  In our hearts, we always can carry the memory of those we loved with us till we see the face of Jesus!
Read all three novels in order, enjoy and see what inspires you!
My rating is 5 stars.
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