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Friday, February 26, 2016


The newest installment if author 
Laura Bradford's 
Amish Mystery series, 
A CHURN FOR THE WORSE 
releases March 1 
and is available for pre-order now!


The national bestselling author of Suspendered Sentence returns to  Heavenly, Pennsylvania, where shop owner Claire Weatherly and Detective Jakob Fisher must put on their thinking kapps to solve a string of robberies and a murder in the Amish community...

When an Amish farmer is found dead in his barn, his family accepts his death as God’s will. But Detective Jakob Fisher knows the farmer didn’t hit himself in the head with the shovel lying beside his body. And when it comes to light that a stranger appeared at the farmer’s home and now money is missing from their milk can, Fisher suspects robbery as the motive—especially when another Amish family is victimized.
 
Getting to the truth proves difficult, however, since Fisher has two strikes against him in the eyes of the Amish—his chosen career, and the Amish roots he left behind. Desperate to stop a murderous thief, Fisher turns to Heavenly Treasures shop owner Claire Weatherly for help. The trust she’s earned from the Amish community enables her to go where the detective cannot—straight into the path of a killer...

Laura wants to celebrate this fifth installment of her national bestselling Amish Mystery series with a 

*****!!!GIVEAWAY!!!*****

Use the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post for a chance to win a signed copy of 
A CHURN FOR THE WORSE
Open to USA and CANADA

MY REVIEW


This is the best installment of this series so far! You’ll have to put on your best thinking kapp to solve this one!

Laura Bradford is a phenomenal author. A magnificent storyteller. And while I adore all series written by her (She also writes as Elizabeth Lynn Casey), the Amish mystery series to me, is the biggest and brightest gem in her crown of work.

Truth be told, A CHURN FOR THE WORSE is THE best mystery I have read, not only this year, but in the last couple of years. The Amish Mystery series is in my top three favorite series. Each time I read a new book in this series, I feel like I am home again.

To say the characters in this series are wonderful would be a vast understatement. From the English (what the Amish call us), Claire, her Aunt Diane, and Jakob Fisher (once Amish), to the Amish characters Benjamin Miller, and Ester and Eli Fisher, just to name a few, Ms. Bradford has created characters, no, people with amazing depth and layers. Each book in this series brings out more about these lovely folks. Watching them develop and grow has been one of the best parts of reading this series.

As for the mystery, author Bradford has outdone herself! Bringing the victim into the story fairly early, the mystery surrounding the death, and investigation for the truth, spread throughout the entire story. There is also a secondary mystery happening in this book, ensuring every page will be filled with exciting reading. So, with my thoughts churning away, I didn’t put this book down until it was done. Wow! Ms. Bradford once again blew me away with her clever reveal. I never saw it coming.

If you’re looking for a great read, go no further than A CHURN FOR THE WORSE.

Make sure to check out the back of the book for a sneak peek of book one in Laura Bradford’s new Emergency Dessert Squad mysteries series, ÉCLAIR AND PRESENT DANGER!


Available March 1!

Pre-order today!


Please keep reading and check out my 
installments of 
Book Beginnings on Fridays
and
The Friday 56

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My Book Beginnings and Friday 56
 for this week are from
A CHURN FOR THE WORSE
Book 5 in the Amish Mysteries 
by Laura Bradford


Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading.

My Book Beginnings...

"Penny for your thoughts?"

Claire Weatherly lifted her cheek from its resting spot against Jakob Fisher's chest and smiled up at the handsome detective. "If I was thinking something, I'd tell you for free. Really, I'm just enjoying sitting here with you and looking out at that---" 

The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice
Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's okay.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you. *Post it.

My Friday 56...

More than anything, Claire hoped he was right---for himself as much as for her.


As always, please leave a comment and 
let me know what you think!

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GOOD LUCK!

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27 comments:

  1. I'm about to start reading this book myself tonight. Really looking forward to it.

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  2. Sounds like a great mystery. Thank you for the book review and giveaway!

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  3. Lisa, thank you for the wonderful review. You made my day! Truly! I'm so glad you enjoyed A Churn For The Worse!

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  4. Thanks, Lisa. Wonderful review! Happy Friday, to you.

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  5. Great snippet and review. Good cover art, too. I love the sound of Heavenly, Penn. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Looks really tempting! Thanks for sharing and enjoy. And thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. Great review, Lisa. Looking forward to this one.

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  8. Your review has definitely made me want to read Laura's new book and sooner than later.

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  9. Sounds like a fun cozy in an unusual setting. Sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
    My Friday post features WATERCOLORS IN THE RAIN.

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  10. Laura Bradford is a phenomenal author.I have been hooked on her Amish series since the first book. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful book.

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  11. This book sounds so good. I must add it to my list.

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  12. Hard to discern much from the 56, but still intriguing. Hope you enjoy the weekend!

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  13. Cute cover and great title. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  14. Sounds like an interesting book. I'm not sure I'd like it, but I have a friend that probably would, so I'll pass it on. Thanks for sharing! Great review! Thanks for visiting my blog, also. I hope you're having a great weekend! Happy reading!

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  15. Thus series looks so good & ove been wanting to start it. If love to win this one. Great review.

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  16. Thanks for your review and chance to win.. Sounds like a great read!

    salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  17. Whoa...#5 already! I've got some catching up to do. Congratulations Laura/Elizabeth on your upcoming release! And thank you Lisa for the review & just for being you!
    Sandy in So. Cali

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  18. You have a lot of fun books! Thanks for sharing the beginning of A Churn for the Worse on BBOF!

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  19. I love the Amish mysteries and this one sounds really good. Wonderful posting.
    Cynthia

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  20. I love a good Amish mystery! This one sounds ideal! Happy Sunday!

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