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When the Bishop Needs an Alibi
by Vannetta Chapman
From the back cover:
A Terrible Secret Hides in the Bulrushes
Amish bishop Henry Lapp eagerly awaits the annual arrival of 20,000 sandhill cranes to the San Luis Valley of Colorado. But his visit to the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge reveals more than just a miracle of God’s creation. Hidden among the bulrushes and cattails is the deceased body of a young woman.
As the local authorities attempt to unravel the mystery, Henry feels God’s calling to use his extraordinary talent to aid in the investigation. His ability to draw from memory in photographic detail could help solve this puzzling case.
Henry’s closest friend, Emma Fisher, has always urged him to embrace his gift. As their relationship deepens, Henry realizes his involvement could put him and those he loves in the direct path of a killer, one who is willing to do anything to cover up a brutal crime, including framing the bishop.
When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is a compelling story of faith, friendship, and finding courage only God can provide.
About the author:
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her novel Falling to Pieces was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award finalist. A Promise for Miriam earned a spot on the June 2012 Christian Retailing Top Ten Fiction list. Chapman was a teacher for 15 years and currently writes full time. She lives in the Texas Hill Country with her husband. For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com
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Mystery and suspense rolled into an Amish romance to create a novel most every reader would enjoy!
When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is yet another page-turner from Vannetta Chapman. From her very real characters to events that will have you wanting to pray for the safety of those characters, this is one of those stories you won’t want to set down. I don’t typically read a lot of Amish fiction, but this is not your stereotypical Amish story.
My mind was working to put the pieces together as I read, and yet while the mystery unfolded, relationships developed and fast friendships were discovered. I think my favorite character was Emma. Her warmth and compassion made her very likable, and I literally laughed out loud at one of her teasing comments to Tess. Such a sweet, loving woman!
When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is the second book in the Amish Bishop Mysteries series. While you can certainly enjoy the book as a stand-alone, I would recommend reading the first one (What the Bishop Saw) first. There are references to things that happened previously sprinkled throughout this story, and since I have not yet read the first one, I felt I was missing out. Now I’m anxious to go back and read it!
(I received a complimentary copy of this novel. The thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.)