Murder, Plain and Simple Cover Reveal and Amish Gift Giveaway!

Help us celebrate the cover reveal of MURDER, PLAIN AND SIMPLE the first mystery in the Amish Quilt Shop   Mystery Series by Isabella Alan releasing September 1, 2013 from Penguin/NAL!

Without further ado:

murderplain_final_coverAbout the Novel:

When Angela Braddock inherits her late aunt’s beautiful Amish quilt shop, she leaves behind her career and broken engagements for a fresh start in Holmes County, Ohio.

 With her snazzy cowboy boots and her ornithophobic French bulldog, Angie doesn’t exactly fit in with the predominantly Amish community, but her aunt’s quilting circle tries to make her feel welcome.

 On the day of Running Stitch’s reopening, Angie gets a taste of success as the locals and Englisch tourists browse the store’s wares while the quilters stitch away. But when Angie finds the body of ornery Amish woodworker Joseph in her storeroom the next day, everything starts falling apart.

 With evidence mounting against her, Angie decides to find a few more suspects before the local sheriff can arrest her. Angie always thought Holmes County was a simple place, but as she gets closer to the killer, the more she realizes that nothing in the small Amish community is as plain as it seems…

And be on the lookout for PLAINLY MURDER, an e-novella prequel to the series coming in August!

See the cover here!!!

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Isabella Alan is the pseudonym for Amanda Flower. Amanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. She also writes the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series and the Andi Boggs Series, a mystery series for children. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland.

 

 

 

Visit with Isabella Alan!

https://www.facebook.com/IsabellaAlanAuthor

https://twitter.com/aflowerwriter

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15985366-murder-plain-and-simple

 

P1030050_1Giveaway!

Is there a better way to celebrate an Amish mystery reveal with an Amish Gift Package? One lucky reader will win this Amish gift purchased by Isabella in Holmes County, Ohio. The prize includes an Amish Country painting, an Amish-quilted wall pocket, and a desk decoration.

 

 

 

Contest Rules:

To enter leave a comment below. If you would like an Extra chance share this link on Facebook or Twitter. Remember to leave another comment if you did:)

Contest starts today Wednesday, May 8th and ends on Wednesday, May 15th. Winner will be announced on Thursday. Good Luck!


Comments (120)
  1. Carolyn Jefferson May 8, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Good review.
    I’d love to win this book, sounds like a very good read.
    Thanks for chance to win,
    Carolyn J.

  2. Carolyn Jefferson May 8, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I shared on facebook.
    Carolyn J.

  3. Shirley Blanchard May 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    please enter me this book sounds great thanks
    jcisforme@aol.com

  4. Shirley Blanchard May 8, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    ooops i forgot i shared on face book as well as entered

  5. Elaine May 8, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I would love to read this book!! I love to read Amish stories. And, to win a copy of this book, would be great!! Thank you.

  6. Brenda Sterne May 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Oh would love a copy of this book if not can’t wait for it to hit the stands

  7. Melissa L. May 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    This book sounds so wonderful. I do like Amish Mystery. Would love to win this. Also will look up your mystery series for kids. Thank you!

  8. Melissa L. May 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I shared the link on facebook!!

  9. Pamela Hargraves May 8, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    LOVE the cover, cannot wait to read this book!!!

  10. debbie mosley May 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    i would love to win this prize pack.thanks for the chance.

  11. debbie mosley May 8, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    shared on facebook

  12. Mary Jones May 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Amish Books are my favorite..I’d love to read this.

  13. Mary Jones May 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I shared also

  14. Tina M May 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing this great giveaway!! Love the cover of your book’s..

  15. Juanita Cook May 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I would love to win and read this book.685

  16. Juanita Cook May 8, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I lso shared on my facebook page.

  17. mary ellen ashenfelder May 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    This sounds like a very interesting and entertaining book. I would love to win a copy. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  18. Sister Elaine Berkopec May 8, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Love the cover! Looking forward eagerly to reading the books.
    Thanks, Amanda.

  19. Carol Bradford May 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Love the cover and look forward to reading the book. I shared this on my fb page!

  20. Vannetta Chapman May 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Lovely cover! So proud for you, my friend.

  21. Cheryl Salinas May 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I love this author and would love a chance to win her new book. Her books are full of mystery and suspense.

  22. Cheryl Baranski May 8, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Shared on facebook and twitter.
    Would so love to win.

  23. Kathleen Greffin Popp May 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Love, love, love Amish mystery. So looking forward to this series by you! I would love the chance to win your contest!Great review!
    Blessings!
    kathibud5038@yahoo.com

  24. Elizabeth Dent May 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    This book sounds soooo good and I do love a good mystery. I would love to win this book and thanks for the giveaway.
    Blessings :)
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

  25. Elizabeth Dent May 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Shared on Facebook
    Blessings :)
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

  26. Jen J. Danna May 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Wonderful covers! Love them! And the bulldog is ADORABLE! :)

  27. Lane Hill House May 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Enter me in drawing, please. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

  28. ida May 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    i would love to win this. email is houswife@gmail.com

  29. Jackie Tessnair May 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I would love to win this….I love amish books and things.This is a great giveaway package.Thanks…

  30. Jackie Tessnair May 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Shared on face book.

  31. diane papke May 8, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    love entering contests. would love to win this book

  32. diane papke May 8, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    would love to win this book

  33. Lynn Brokaw May 8, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    This sounds like such a great book, and I cant wait to read it! I love mysteries, and combining with Holmes County, and an amish theme, is wonderful!

  34. Kathy Milburn May 8, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Love the cover…Would love to win

  35. Cindi Altman May 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Cute cover!! Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway.

  36. Cindi Altman May 8, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    I shared on facebook Ü

  37. Maria Thomas May 8, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    This sounds fabulous!

  38. Casey May 8, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Great covers, Amanda! Congratulations on the new series!

  39. Linda Christensen May 8, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Wow, this is a really different kind o Amish book,I would love to win it!!!

  40. Connie R. May 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Sounds great, I love Amish stories, and meeting authors new to me. Thanks for the giveaway. I will share on FB

  41. Connie R. May 8, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Oops it says to leave a second comment if you will share. Thus I am!!! :)

  42. Bonnie Traher May 8, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Would really love to win.

  43. Brenda Sterne May 8, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Look forward to reading your new book. Would love to win the gift

  44. Leslie May 8, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Can’t wait. Will preorder

  45. Dianna Bupp May 8, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Would love to win this prize package.

  46. Dianna Bupp May 8, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Will share on FB !!!!!

  47. Mary Lou Kwiatkowski May 8, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I love reading Christian Fiction and I love reading suspense too. I also love meeting new authors and this will be a new author for me. I also would love to win this special contest and I was so happy it appeared on fb for me. I have liked and shared this on my timeline and facebook and gmail. Thanks ever so much for this wonderful opportunity to win such wonderful gifts to treasure always. Sincerely, Mary Lou

  48. barb abel May 8, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Would love to win. The book sounds very interesting.

  49. Jane Reeves May 8, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Would love to win this contest.

  50. Carrie K May 9, 2013 at 12:16 am

    I met the author at our local library and love all her books! I shared this on facebook and can’t wait for this new series

  51. Carrie K May 9, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Love the author’s other series. I can’t wait for this release and I shared the link on facebook.

  52. Cyn209 May 9, 2013 at 12:49 am

    congrats & good luck to Isabella on her new series!!

    thank you for the giveaway!!!

  53. Cyn209 May 9, 2013 at 12:50 am

    shared giveaway on my FB wall: http://www.facebook.com/cyn209

  54. JaneSpitzer May 9, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Having read your other books, I know one thing for sure and that is that, this book will be a sure winner. (Hope I am too) Also, the jacket is very interesting and and eye catcher. Looking forward to a good read.

  55. LISA KORELL May 9, 2013 at 1:27 am

    Please me please

    korell62@aol.com

  56. Kay May 9, 2013 at 1:51 am

    This would a wonderful book to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  57. mary Altman May 9, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Love to win this book, ty for the chance. Shared on fb

  58. Myrtle Thorn May 9, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Hoping to win. Thank you for a great contest. I’ve shared on Facebook and Pininterest!

  59. Darlene Tonjum May 9, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Could I ever be so fortunate to be the winner of this fun GiveAway?
    I would enjoy it, for sure. :-)

  60. Barbara Thompson May 9, 2013 at 3:13 am

    Sounds like a great book!! I love the Amish!! Thank you for entering me in the contest!!

  61. Janet Estridge May 9, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Thanks for entering me in the giveaway. I will be ordering these books for the church library.

  62. Maxie Anderson May 9, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Well hello there Ms. Isabella. Nice to meet you. Might be hard to keep you separated from Amanda tho, being you look so much alike. Congrats on your book. Thanks for the give-away. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  63. Maxie Anderson May 9, 2013 at 7:08 am

    This is MAXIE again. Just wanted to let you know that I shared this give-away on my Facebook page, hoping to get you more friends. I would also love to get another entry in this contest. mac262(at)me(dot)com

  64. Maxie Anderson May 9, 2013 at 7:08 am

    This is MAXIE again. Just wanted to let you know that I shared this give-away on my Facebook page, hoping to get you more friends. I would also love to get another entry in this contest. mac262(at)me(dot)com

  65. kim May 9, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Please enter me! Looks great!

  66. Susan Fletcher May 9, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Hoping to win!!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

  67. Carol Wong May 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Would really love to read this book. I am a big cozy, Amish fiction and dog fan!!! Thank you for this giveaway.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  68. Robin Coxon May 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Amanda Flower aka Isabella Allen is a wonderful author. I love her books and can’t wait for her new Amish murder book to come out. Hope I’m lucky and win this package.

  69. Sandy Larivee May 9, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Would love to win. The books cover is great. I love it when the cover makes you want to jump right into the story.

  70. Candace May 9, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Looking forward to this new series as I have enjoyed the others!

  71. Julie May 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    This sounds like an interesting read. I would love to win.

    Julie
    I Create Purty Thangs

  72. Katie Johnson May 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    I would love to win the prize package. Thank you for the giveaway.

  73. Bonnie Jean May 9, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Sounds like a great book!

  74. Shirley Blanchard May 10, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I would love to win this book, thank you so much
    jcisforme@aol.com

  75. carol May 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    I enjoy her Appleseed Creek series and am looking forward to this new one. Thanks for entering me.

  76. (Zelma) Gail Fannin May 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I love Amish fiction and I love mysteries!! I would really love to get these books. If I don’t win them, I hope they are available on Kindle soon!!! Thanks for entering me in the contest!!!

  77. melanie May 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    sounds like a great book. Thanks

  78. Katreader May 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I can’t wait to read this new series.

  79. mary ellen ashenfelder May 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Please accept my entry in this wonderful giveaway. Thank you.

  80. Tammy Courts May 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Sounds like a really good book! Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. Tammy Courts May 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Shared on Facebook!

  82. Donna Taylor May 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Love the cover and it sounds great…..would love to win.
    God Bless.

  83. Donna Taylor May 10, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Sharing on facebook!!

  84. Tina Rice May 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    The book cover is lovely and it sounds really interesting.
    I would love to win a copy of this book.
    Shared on facebook

    Blessings,Tina
    tfrice@comcast.net

  85. Loretta May 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    That really is a lovely cover, very colorful :)
    Would love to have and read this book, know that you are a good writer.

  86. Loretta May 10, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    Sharing on fb

  87. Ruth Swartz May 10, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    would love to win ,thank

  88. Andrea Woodard May 10, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I would love to win this book, I have already shared it on facebook.
    Can’t wait to read it.

  89. Linda Dietz May 10, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    What a winning combo…Amish fiction w/mystery, mayhem & murder. I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of this book!

  90. Linda Dietz May 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I shared on FB!

  91. Julia May 10, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Can’t wait for another awesome Amish mystery. Counting down the days!!!! Also sharing on facebook

  92. Vera Godley May 11, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Please enter me in this contest. I understand the prize for the giveaway is the goodies purchased in Holmes County. No book/s? Oh my. Tw’d be so nice to have a go at winning a copy of your books. :) Books I win go to the Alamance Christian School library.

  93. Liz Gray May 11, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Would love to win!! I love to read about the Amish! :)

  94. Gloria Schilling May 11, 2013 at 2:16 am

    Would love to read this book! Please enter me!

  95. vickie May 11, 2013 at 2:40 am

    This is so nice I would love to win!

  96. bonnie May 12, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Love ALL things Amish & love to read! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

  97. Karla Hanns May 15, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I would love to win this prize!! I have not yet read anything by this author, but the subject is of great interest- quilts AND mysteries.

  98. lisa wilson May 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I’d love to win this package.

  99. Elaine May 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Wow! I would love to win a copy of this book!! (Although, it looks like I’m near the bottom of the list. lol)
    I am an avid reader of anything Amish.

  100. lisa wilson May 15, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I shared on FB too.

  101. Darlene Keith May 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Sounds like a great mystery story. I’d love to win–count me in. Blessings! Darlene

    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

  102. Jean Smith May 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I would love to win this!

  103. Jean Smith May 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I am sharing on facebook.

  104. Martha Franks May 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Would love to win!

  105. Marci May 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Sounds very different than the “typical” Amish books. Love to read

  106. Judith A Fritz May 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I absolutely love reading about the Amish. Please enter me in this contest. Thanks much.

  107. Judith A Fritz May 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I shared this on FB. Please enter me in this contest.

  108. Barb May 16, 2013 at 11:12 am

    sounds like i would like to read this Book!!

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