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"She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain." ~ Louisa May Alcott

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Falling to Pieces


Falling to Pieces is the first in the quilt shop murder mysteries and my first book by Vannetta Chapman. I already just downloaded the second book to my tablet since I really enjoyed this one.

Callie moves to Shipshewana after her aunt passes away. She intends to sort out her aunt's things and sell her quilt shop, then move on. She meets three Amish women on the first day in the quilt shop. Deborah, one of the woman, convinces her to auction their quilts for them on eBay. Little does Callie know that this will seem to start something ending in murder. Or so it seems. But both Callie and Deborah want to get to the bottom of the truth even putting themselves in the firing line.

I enjoyed the rawness of Callie in this book. She is a widow who is in search of something in life but does not seem sure what. She comes to Shipshewana to simply tie up all life's loose ends for that moment. But a truth in a quilter's life is when you are least searching for the right fabric, you find it. So is the reality of life for Callie too it seems. Her contact with the Amish and Deborah in particular effect her with their warmth. I am looking forward to seeing if the next in this series continues as well as the first book. 

Happy reading!


Nancy said...

I read this book and I am trying to remember it. I read so many that I forget them very soon. I am reading a Bsrbara Delinsky book now that I got on my Kindle for only $1.99. I love her books. It is Sensuous Burgundy. So far I am liking it. I am trying to cross stitch so not reading as much. Have a good evening.
Love you, Mom

Rhonda said...

Hello Heidi,
It sounds like a good book, I am going to look into it.

Hope you are well, when I saw the title of this post, I was worried you were writing about yourself :)

Vannetta Chapman said...

Thanks for your review. Book 2 is A Perfect Square, and I think you'll enjoy it!

Julie said...

Another author I have not heard of... sounds good.