Monday, July 30, 2018

"Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper" (An Amish Mystery) by Amy Lillard

Content to be unmarried and plain-spoken, Kathryn “Kappy” King is an odd-woman-out in the Amish community of Blue Sky, Pennsylvania. But she’s skilled at making the special kapps local women need to cover their hair. And she might be the only one who can unearth the danger hiding in this peaceful valley . .

When Kappy's neighbor, Ruth Peachey, turns up dead in her yard, everyone in Blue Sky believes it’s a tragic accident. Until the Englisch police find the gentle dog breeder was deliberately struck down—and arrest her mentally-challenged son, Jimmy, for the crime . . .

Jimmy’s sister, Edie, returns to Blue Sky clear his name, yet no one will speak to a shunned former Amish woman, much less give her information. Determined to help, Kappy starts digging for the truth among her seemingly-innocent neighbors. But suddenly a series of suspicious “accidents” threatens Edie and the Peachey farm—property Edie is determined to protect for her brother’s future.

Now, as danger looms large in the small community, Kappy must bait a trap for a killer snapping hard at her heels. And Edie must decide whether to make a home once more in the town she thought she’d left behind . . .

About Amy Lillard
I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son-a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels-not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I love to write inspirational romances. The two go hand-in-hand for me.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Favorite movies-(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940′s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's.

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My Review: 

I positively loved reading "Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper" by Amy Lillard.  It is a mystery and I loved how an Amish woman and a woman who left the Amish community and was under the Bann came together to solve the mystery.

I really felt sorry for Jimmy, because he was arrested while at his mother's funeral. I felt Edie's sorrow as she and Kappy search for clue to find the real killer because they just knew Jimmy was innocent.   But, is he really innocent or is  he guilty? Can Kappy and Edie discover the truth before it is too late for Jimmy?

There is also another question that needs to be answered in this story, Is Edie going to stay in Blue Sky or is she going back to the world of the Englishers?

 I still don't understand how the Amish can be so forgiving of outsiders but not so forgiving of one of their own, my heart strings were pulled when Edie was ignored by the Amish people, she was actually treated like she was invisible.

Just like the title implies there are plenty of puppies in this story. There are also plenty of twists.

This book was definitely a fun read even though it started out with a murder. I can say that because I know the book is fiction and no one was actually murdered.

The ending left me waiting to read the next book in the series as soon as I read the last word.

I was given a complimentary copy by Amy Lillard. These opinions are my own.

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