Sunday, January 20, 2019
About the book:
What You Don’t See Might Hurt You
Every year, residents of the small Amish community in Monte Vista, Colorado, look forward to the Ski Hi Stampede, the state’s oldest professional rodeo. The rodeo is always good, clean entertainment for the hardworking farmers of the San Luis Valley. But this year, the Stampede turns deadly for one Amish man. Did rodeo fans see an unfortunate accident? Or something more sinister?
Amish bishop Henry Lapp is known far and wide for his uncanny ability to draw and remember the smallest details of anything he’s seen, skills that have served him well in past investigations. He was at the rodeo that day. The problem? He didn’t see Jeremiah Schwartz’s death.
With a murderer on the loose and members of his community being threatened, Henry must act fast. But can he solve a crime he didn’t see? This time around, Henry will have to rely on his keen sense of human character and observation, skills he’s honed in his role as bishop, if he hopes to crack the case.
Who the Bishop Knows is a story of accepting our talents, putting one another first, and trusting that God will care for His children.
This was an enjoyable story with an intriguing idea. I hadn't read the other two books in the series yet, which I definitely want to do and would recommend reading first as it would have helped some with the backstories. I found it fascinating that Henry has this ability with his drawing to remember details that he doesn't even realize he saw. I really liked the characters; Henry seemed so wise and his fiance Emma like such a sweet lady. They seemed like a great couple and it's nice to have a love story in the older set. There was also a little bit of romance with a couple of the younger ladies and men who knew the deceased. I liked that Naomi had a good head on her shoulders and was guarding her heart with an Amish boy who was a bit of a player. The main characters have a strong faith in God and we see Henry, especially, have long prayer and Bible reading times. There was some exciting action but overall this was a slower story, however, it wasn't boring. I've read other books by Vannetta Chapman and she's a good writer that always keeps it interesting. I would highly recommend it if you like Amish books.
I received this book from Harvest House Publishers. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.
Meet the author
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. Her novel Falling to Pieces was...Read More >