A Plain Death - Appleseed Creek, Bk 1 Author:Amanda Flower Welcome to Appleseed Creek, the heart of Ohios Amish Country, where life is not as serene as it seems. While her Cleveland friends relocated to Southern California and Italy, 24-year-old computer whiz Chloe Humphrey moves with some uncertainty to Appleseed Creek to direct technology services at a nearby college. Her first acquaintance is Becky, ... more »an ex-Amish teenager looking for a new home. While driving Chloe''s car, Becky collides with a buggy, killing an Amish elder. But what looks like an accident is soon labeled murder when police discover the cars cut brake line. Now, Chloe must take on the role of amateur sleuth to discover who the real intended victim was before the murderer makes a second attempt. Becky''s handsome Amish-turned-Mennonite brother, Timothy, a local carpenter, comes in handy along the way. With Gods help, they''ll solve the mystery that''s rocking this small community.« less
A fun, enjoyable read. I liked the characters of Chloe, Becky and Timothy as well as other members of the Troyer family, especially Grandfather Zook. Though the mystery wasn't extremely strong it added to the story. I guessed pretty early who the bad guy was going to be. Amish fiction isn't something that I tend to read but it was interesting reading about the customs and the different orders. There were some things that I thought could have been expanded on to add more detail, such as Joel and his situation. Left me feeling like there should be something there but left hanging because nothing else was said about what was going on with him. The series does have room to grow and am planning on reading the next book in the series.