When the coffee shop manager is murdered in Middlebury’s Amish Artisan Village, two women from different walks of life must join together to solve the mystery.
Spring has arrived in Middlebury, Indiana, and Amber Wright is optimistic about the growing profit from her collection of Amish shops—until she receives a call that Ethan Gray is dead. Hurrying over to A Simple Blend, she finds a solitary hole in the front window and the store manager lying next to the espresso machine, dead from an apparent heart attack. All the money is still in his register.
When Amber hires a young Amish woman, Hannah Troyer, to take over the shop’s duties, the two women become fast friends—as well as amateur sleuths. The police believe Gray’s death is a by-product of vandalism, but Amber and Hannah aren’t convinced.
Clues that don’t add up, a neighbor who is pulled into the midst of the investigation, a town with secrets to hide, and a blossoming romance—all will combine to push Amber and Hannah into unfamiliar roles in order to reveal answers to the mysteries around them.
My Comments: This book contains all of my favs – murder mystery, Amish fiction, and romance (as well as COFFEE). I was so excited to receive and read this book, and it did not disappoint. I always enjoy Vannetta Chapman’s writing. The book is long enough to really sink your teeth into and there are some surprise elements. Two main characters solve the mystery together along with their new loves – an Englisch couple and an Amish couple. The setting is an Amish village run by the Englisch (if that makes sense – it works). I would love to visit such a place on vacation. If you love Coffeehouse Mysteries by Cleo Coyle, and you enjoy Amish fiction – you will also enjoy this read!
Thank you to Netgalley for the free review e-read. The opinions are definitely my own.