Hearse and Buggy

Hearse and Buggy

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Claire Weatherly never intended her visit to Amish country's Heavenly, Pennsylvania, to be anything other than that--a visit. But when she begins to feel the healing power of the town's simple life, she decides to stay and open an Amish specialty shop of her own. So when the former owner of the store is murdered, Claire can't help but get involved.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2012.
ISBN: 9780425251317
Characteristics: 275 p. ;,18 cm.


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Sep 07, 2013

This was a very enjoyable read. I found the characters very likeable and the descriptions of the cultural differences between the English and Amish to be enlightening. In this book, solving the murder seemed a bit secondary in relation to each characters' process of self-discovery after recovering from a life crisis. A great first book in the Amish series.

Jun 25, 2013

A good start for a new series.

Sep 18, 2012

I agree with the ReadingWriter. I really enjoyed this book and the author did a great job of moving the book along without to much extra stuff that some writers add into their books. I too like the way the characters change and grow as their relationships with others change. I very much like the main character and could relate to her. She was someone that I would love to know in real life. A very enjoyable read.

Jun 26, 2012

I didn't know what to expect when I picked up this mystery, but I found I enjoyed it very much. The relationships build in a believable way. The author does a very good job portraying the differences in culture between the Englischers and the Amish. The mystery is strong but the main theme, I thought, is the growing and changing relationships among the characters. The mystery aspect of the conclusion was down-played a bit in order to focus on community healing at the end, in keeping with the theme.

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