An Amish Country Mystery
November 30, 2010 /Reprint Edition / ISBN 978-0452296688
by Susan Johnson
As a reader, I am fascinated with the lives and religious beliefs
of the Old Order Amish and Mennonite sects that are scattered around
the United States. Writer P.L. Gaus has actually lived for over
30 years in the area of Holmes County, Ohio, which has the largest
Amish and Mennonite communities in the world. P.L. Gaus knows of
what he writes.
He describes the culture and lifestyle with great detail and gives
his subjects the quite dignity that they deserve.
In this new series, Professor Michael Braden is drawn into the
community when a terrible accident involving a tractor trailer truck
and an Amish buggy has tragic and fatal results.
The accident impacts the community, but soon it appears that there
is more to it as a trustee for the deceased disappears and land
developers arrive to take advantage of a horrible accident,
Professor Baden is joined by two other “English” men
to help the Amish community, the sheriff Bruce Robertson and Pastor
Caleb Troyer. ”The English” is what the Amish call outsiders.
The three men work together to solve the crimes that are occurring
and restore peace and harmony to the community.
I very much enjoyed reading this book as it added to my knowledge
of the Amish people. P.L. Gaus is so knowledge about the Amish people
and their way of life that he makes it easy to be swept up in the
book and lose a day in a world I would love to live in.
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