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Murder Tightly Knit (An Amish Village Mystery)

Title:  Murder Tightly Knit (An Amish Village Mystery #2)
Author:  Vannetta Chapman
Pages:  368
Year:  2014
Publisher:  Zondervan
Amber Bowman is still the manager at the Amish Village, but since her marriage a couple of months ago has begun to spend more time with her husband and less time on the job.  After last spring’s murder on the property, she hopes the fall and winter months will be quieter.  That quickly changes when there is a murder close by and one of her employees begins acting frightened.  Then, that employee vanishes.  Amber views herself and her employees as a family, so she is very concerned over the missing employee.  She begins asking questions about the murder victim and his relationship to the missing person.  The more she digs, the more questions she has.  Amber and Hannah have formed a friendship, so they meet to discuss the murder and those potentially involved.  Jesse’s older brother, Andrew, returns to the community suddenly on the very day of the murder after being away for over a year.  Andrew is elusive as to where he has been, why he is back and how long he is going to stay.  Is Jesse’s brother involved in the murder?
I found this a charming and delightful mystery because of the setting and Amish characters as well as the romances involved.  I really am enjoying Amber’s newfound love and marriage with Tate as it happened later in life for her.  Jesse and Hannah’s relationship is so sweet!  These are characters that readers can just warm right up to.  The faith that is exemplified is encouraging to read about.  Even though the evil in life intrudes in to the lives of these people with the murder of one of their own, they band together in resolving to find the guilty person and bring them to justice.  I look forward to the third book in the series, Murder Freshly Baked, due to be released in June 2015.
My rating is 5 stars.
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