Hi, everyone… sorry for the delay. 😦 Anyway, I want to tell you about this new Mystery Novel I got to read through the good friends at Bethany House Publishers. This book, titled Murder on the Moor, is from the Drew Farthering Detective Series by Julianna Deering.
This was one my first mystery novels I’ve read in a long time. I use to read Nancy Drew, but this book was different. This book was very slow at first. It was hard to grasp on what was going on until I really got into the book. I don’t know if it was because it was set in 1940s England causing the issue for me or if it was the writing style, but I got through it.
What’s it about?
We meet Detective Drew Farthering on a rainy evening with his wife reading to him from Jane Eyre, when old friend Beaky Bloodworth shows up with a mystery murder of the church’s Vicar, who was found dead on the steps of the old church. We soon find out there are many suspects in the Moor and no one is left unscathed. We even suspect Beaky’s wife, Sabrina, due to her presumptuous ways. In the end, you will never guess who the murder ends up to be, but I’m not telling. 🙂 You’ll just have to pick a copy of it up for yourself at these fine retailers or at your local library.
Amazon: $9.40 paperback; $8.93 kindle
Family Christian: $15.99
BarnesandNoble: $9.40 paperback; $10.99 Nook
Walmart: $9.50 (free 2-day shipping with $35 order)
Jet.com: Starting at $12.86
Did the book meet your expectations?
It was decent, but like I mentioned I got lost a few times and it was getting confusing. The chapters were very long at times and I felt like I was never getting though the book. 😦 If you like mysteries, it was pretty good; a lot of suspects and you can’t ever decide who you think the murderer is. The author keeps you guessing. I liked that and it was an easy read. It was just probably something I’m not exactly interested in reading. I’m more of a love story or exciting novel person. I love detective shows, but the books I’m not so sure.
Until next time, happy reading!!!
What a different kind of book from Wanda E. Brunstetter! 🙂 This is the first book in the series and I can’t wait to read more of what happens next. The story is about a childless Amish Family, Heidi and Lyle Troyer. Heidi is somewhat sad with her life, because she can’t have a boppli (Pennslyvania Dutch for baby) and feels she needs to have some interaction and a reason for being. So Heidi starts and cooking class after hearing how well her aunt did with a quilting class.
To her surprise she ends up with 5 students all with different issues and situations. Each hold their own secrets, especially Ron,who is a Vietnam War Veteran and has a bad outlook on life. To top that off Ron has a bad case of PTSD. Then there’s Charlene. She feels like a failure with her mother-in-law-to-be and doesn’t know the first on how to cook. All she wants to do is make her future in-law happy and build a good relationship with them. Next is Lorretta, who is a widow, and she is looking into understanding the Amish way of life. Eli, a friend of the Troyer’s, and is a widower himself. Did I mention he can’t cook at all? 🙂 The saddest part for Eli is that he painfully misses his wife and doesn’t know if there will be anyone else out there to fill his empty hole. Lastly, there’s Kendra. Kendra is a young unwed pregnant girl, who has been kicked out of her house and not allowed to see her family. She has struggled to find a job and lives with her friend Dorie temporarily until she can figure out a way to support herself and her baby. With a such a selection of individuals Heidi learns to give advice from scripture and guidance from God. Best part? friendships are made between everyone with every cooking class and everyone becomes very close.
I love the ending, and I really can’t wait for more on Heidi’s Cooking class. It ends happily and there’s some cliff hangers. So I’m excited about that. I loved the fact that each recipe was located in the back of the book. My favorite recipe, which I’ve actually had before with some friends, is Amish Haystack. It is very yummie! 🙂 A must try and is very easy. The other part I liked in the back of the book is the discussion area questions. Book two comes out in August 2017. Yippee!!! Lastly, I can’t forget to mention that I received this book as a complimentary copy from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
Here are a few places you can get this book:
First check out your local and digital libraries to see if they have a copy available otherwise check out these find retailers.
Family Christian: $15.99
Barnes and Noble: $11.03
See you later for my next book!!! It’s going to be a Christian mystery novel.. OH BOY!!! It’s my first mystery book.. 🙂