VC Book Spotlight, Shipshe

Amish fiction, Shipshewana Series Comments: 11

Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series, VC Book Spotlight

shipshe3 newslLast week we talked about my newest mystery series, set in Middlebury, Indiana. Today I’d like to revisit my first mystery series, which was set in Shipshewana.

The first book in this series was Falling to Pieces, and while I was writing it I visited Shipshe for the first time. The town is a real mix of Amish and Englisch who live there. In a lot of ways, this changed the way I thought about the Amish because my first experience was of a community working well together.

The second book in the series is A Perfect Square. Funny story–I wrote this during the last year that I was a high school/college teacher. I teased my students about it, because the story opens with Deborah finding a teenage girl’s body in a pond. My kids thought that was a hoot.

Book three is Material Witness, and it’s really the story of Aaron, a special needs child. As the parent of a handicapped child, I’m fascinated with the way Amish deal with these situations.

These books are all available individually in print, and if you’re an ebook reader you can purchase them in a bundle now for only $10.99. I’m hoping B&N will also carry this bundled set. When they do, I will post the link on my webpage.

Have you ever been to Shipshewana?



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11 thoughts on “VC Book Spotlight, Shipshe

  1. Judy B

    I loved this series! Yes, yes, yes, I’ve been to Shipshe many, many, times. That is where I met you twice at book signings! I hope you plan on coming back soon. My sister Carolyn and I plan to go back to Shipshe this coming Tuesday. We will of course be having a meal at the Blue Gate Restaurant before heading back home. Yummy!

    Judy B

    P.S. Probably a trip to the Cheese Factory too! Hubby is almost out of their delicious cheese.

  2. Juanita Cook

    Yes, I was in Shipshewana for the first time at the beginning of September this year. Didn’t get to see much as it was later in the day and was meeting friends when we got there. So hoping to go back again when we can stay longer and explore all the stores and maybe some back roads.

  3. Shirley Chapel

    Have never been to Shipshe. Something to look forward to in the future. We usually take a fall trip and we just got back from Sugar Creek Ohio. Lovely trip. They have The Dutch Vally and Der Dutchman restaurants .
    Came home loaded down with books , apples, cheeses and more. There where so many Amish communities there. Charm, Millersburg, Berlin, Walnut Creek and more. Look forward to Shipshe. Love the Amish.

  4. Melissa L.

    These were the first books of yours that I read. I love this series. It is truly inspirational how the Amish handle so many things with such grace and acceptance. Love reading all of your books!

  5. Juanita Wickey

    I have all three of those books, and have read them and loved them. I have never had the privilege of being to Shipshewna, live in Salem, Oregon. Would be fun to see it.