Book Notes-Courting Can Be Killer by Amanda Flower

Book Two in the Amish Matchmaker Series

Book Cover for Courting Can Be Killer

Courting Can Be Killer

Book 2 in the Amish Matchmaker Series
By Amanda Flower 

Publisher Information

304 Pages, 4.75 x 7.00 in

  • ISBN: 9781496724038
  • ON SALE: 12/01/2020


Courting Can Be Killer-Summary

Millie Fisher, an Old Order Amish woman, and her purple-haired, flamboyant best friend and Englischer Lois Henry are at the Harvest Village Flea Market. Lois is there to shop. Millie is there to find Ben Baughman, a young friend from her previous home in Michigan. Nineteen-year-old Ben is sweet on a young Amish woman, eighteen-year-old Tess Leib, but her father Tobias doesn’t approve of the relationship. Ben is convinced Tess is the one for him.

Ben wants Millie, as the village matchmaker, to talk to Tobias on Ben’s behalf. Millie refuses; she won’t come between a child and parent. When Tess approaches Millie with the same request, Millie gives the same answer: they need to wait and see if Tobias comes around in time. Neither Tess or Ben are happy with Millie’s answer and Millie never gets the chance to talk to Ben again.

The Harvest Flea Market catches fire. After the fire is out, Ben’s body is discovered inside. Before long, rumors blaming Ben for the fire circulate in the community. Millie knows Ben wasn’t responsible for the fire and is determined to clear his name. With Lois’s help, Millie begins to investigate Ben’s death. But someone doesn’t want Millie investigating Ben’s death. Threats escalate until Millie finds herself face-to-face with a cold-blooded murderer.

My Thoughts on Courting Can Be Killer

This book was a blast to read. The dialogue and actions between Millie and Lois illustrate the depth of their lifelong friendship. The humor shines through; Lois has dubbed Millie “Amish Marple.” Millie isn’t a fan, but she realizes the moniker fits.

Harvest, Ohio, is the setting for two different series. The Amish Candy Shoppe series was first set in Harvest. The Amish Matchmaker Series is a spin-off, with some characters, making appearances in both books.

I’ve read most of Flowers’ books (fangirling alert) and I think Courting Can Be Killer is one of her best books yet. The characters are well-developed, the dialogue zings, the humor is the right amount for a murder mystery, and the who-dun-it and why remains a puzzle until the end.


Author Information

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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