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!


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  1. Carolyn Jefferson
    May 8, 2013

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

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  2. Carolyn Jefferson
    May 8, 2013

    I shared on facebook.
    Carolyn J.

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  3. Shirley Blanchard
    May 8, 2013

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

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  4. Shirley Blanchard
    May 8, 2013

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

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  5. Elaine
    May 8, 2013

    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.

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  6. Brenda Sterne
    May 8, 2013

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

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  7. Melissa L.
    May 8, 2013

    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!

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  8. Melissa L.
    May 8, 2013

    I shared the link on facebook!!

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  9. Pamela Hargraves
    May 8, 2013

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

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  10. debbie mosley
    May 8, 2013

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

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  11. debbie mosley
    May 8, 2013

    shared on facebook

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  12. Mary Jones
    May 8, 2013

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

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  13. Mary Jones
    May 8, 2013

    I shared also

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  14. Tina M
    May 8, 2013

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

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  15. Juanita Cook
    May 8, 2013

    I would love to win and read this book.685

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  16. Juanita Cook
    May 8, 2013

    I lso shared on my facebook page.

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  17. mary ellen ashenfelder
    May 8, 2013

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

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  18. Sister Elaine Berkopec
    May 8, 2013

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

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  19. Carol Bradford
    May 8, 2013

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

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  20. Vannetta Chapman
    May 8, 2013

    Lovely cover! So proud for you, my friend.

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  21. Cheryl Salinas
    May 8, 2013

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

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    1. Cheryl Salinas
      May 8, 2013

      I shared on Facebook

      Cheryl Salinas

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  22. Cheryl Baranski
    May 8, 2013

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

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  23. 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

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  24. Elizabeth Dent
    May 8, 2013

    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

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  25. Elizabeth Dent
    May 8, 2013

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

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  26. Jen J. Danna
    May 8, 2013

    Wonderful covers! Love them! And the bulldog is ADORABLE! 🙂

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  27. Lane Hill House
    May 8, 2013

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

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    1. Lane Hill House
      May 8, 2013

      I shared on my Facebook newspage! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  28. ida
    May 8, 2013

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

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  29. Jackie Tessnair
    May 8, 2013

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

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  30. Jackie Tessnair
    May 8, 2013

    Shared on face book.

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  31. diane papke
    May 8, 2013

    love entering contests. would love to win this book

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  32. diane papke
    May 8, 2013

    would love to win this book

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  33. Lynn Brokaw
    May 8, 2013

    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!

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  34. Kathy Milburn
    May 8, 2013

    Love the cover…Would love to win

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  35. Cindi Altman
    May 8, 2013

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

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  36. Cindi Altman
    May 8, 2013

    I shared on facebook Ü

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  37. Maria Thomas
    May 8, 2013

    This sounds fabulous!

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  38. Casey
    May 8, 2013

    Great covers, Amanda! Congratulations on the new series!

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  39. Linda Christensen
    May 8, 2013

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

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  40. Connie R.
    May 8, 2013

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

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  41. Connie R.
    May 8, 2013

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

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  42. Bonnie Traher
    May 8, 2013

    Would really love to win.

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  43. Brenda Sterne
    May 8, 2013

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

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  44. Leslie
    May 8, 2013

    Can’t wait. Will preorder

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  45. Dianna Bupp
    May 8, 2013

    Would love to win this prize package.

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  46. Dianna Bupp
    May 8, 2013

    Will share on FB !!!!!

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  47. 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

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  48. barb abel
    May 8, 2013

    Would love to win. The book sounds very interesting.

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  49. Jane Reeves
    May 8, 2013

    Would love to win this contest.

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  50. Carrie K
    May 9, 2013

    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

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  51. Carrie K
    May 9, 2013

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

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  52. Cyn209
    May 9, 2013

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

    thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  53. Cyn209
    May 9, 2013

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

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  54. JaneSpitzer
    May 9, 2013

    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.

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  55. LISA KORELL
    May 9, 2013

    Please me please

    korell62@aol.com

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    1. LISA KORELL
      May 9, 2013

      oops please enter me.

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  56. Kay
    May 9, 2013

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

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  57. mary Altman
    May 9, 2013

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

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  58. Myrtle Thorn
    May 9, 2013

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

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  59. Darlene Tonjum
    May 9, 2013

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

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  60. Barbara Thompson
    May 9, 2013

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

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  61. Janet Estridge
    May 9, 2013

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

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  62. Maxie Anderson
    May 9, 2013

    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

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  63. Maxie Anderson
    May 9, 2013

    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

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  64. Maxie Anderson
    May 9, 2013

    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

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  65. kim
    May 9, 2013

    Please enter me! Looks great!

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  66. Susan Fletcher
    May 9, 2013

    Hoping to win!!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  67. Carol Wong
    May 9, 2013

    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

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  68. Carol Wong
    May 9, 2013
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  69. Robin Coxon
    May 9, 2013

    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.

    Reply
  70. Sandy Larivee
    May 9, 2013

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

    Reply
  71. Candace
    May 9, 2013

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

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  72. Julie
    May 9, 2013

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

    Julie
    I Create Purty Thangs

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  73. Katie Johnson
    May 9, 2013

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

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  74. Bonnie Jean
    May 9, 2013

    Sounds like a great book!

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  75. Shirley Blanchard
    May 10, 2013

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

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  76. carol
    May 10, 2013

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

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  77. (Zelma) Gail Fannin
    May 10, 2013

    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!!!

    Reply
  78. melanie
    May 10, 2013

    sounds like a great book. Thanks

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  79. Katreader
    May 10, 2013

    I can’t wait to read this new series.

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  80. mary ellen ashenfelder
    May 10, 2013

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

    Reply
  81. Tammy Courts
    May 10, 2013

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

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  82. Tammy Courts
    May 10, 2013

    Shared on Facebook!

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  83. Donna Taylor
    May 10, 2013

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

    Reply
  84. Donna Taylor
    May 10, 2013

    Sharing on facebook!!

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  85. Tina Rice
    May 10, 2013

    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

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  86. Loretta
    May 10, 2013

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

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  87. Loretta
    May 10, 2013

    Sharing on fb

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  88. Ruth Swartz
    May 10, 2013

    would love to win ,thank

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  89. Ruth Swartz
    May 10, 2013

    also share u o FB

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  90. Andrea Woodard
    May 10, 2013

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

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  91. Linda Dietz
    May 10, 2013

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

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  92. Linda Dietz
    May 10, 2013

    I shared on FB!

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  93. Julia
    May 10, 2013

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

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  94. Vera Godley
    May 11, 2013

    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.

    Reply
  95. Liz Gray
    May 11, 2013

    Would love to win!! I love to read about the Amish! 🙂

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  96. Gloria Schilling
    May 11, 2013

    Would love to read this book! Please enter me!

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  97. vickie
    May 11, 2013

    This is so nice I would love to win!

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  98. bonnie
    May 12, 2013

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

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

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  99. Karla Hanns
    May 15, 2013

    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.

    Reply
  100. lisa wilson
    May 15, 2013

    I’d love to win this package.

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  101. Elaine
    May 15, 2013

    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.

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  102. lisa wilson
    May 15, 2013

    I shared on FB too.

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  103. Mary Jo Sparrow
    May 15, 2013

    I love any thing Amish

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  104. Mary Jo Sparrow
    May 15, 2013

    Shared on Facebook

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  105. Darlene Keith
    May 15, 2013

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

    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

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  106. Jean Smith
    May 15, 2013

    I would love to win this!

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  107. Jean Smith
    May 15, 2013

    I am sharing on facebook.

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  108. Martha Franks
    May 15, 2013

    Would love to win!

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  109. Marci
    May 15, 2013

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

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  110. Judith A Fritz
    May 15, 2013

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

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  111. Judith A Fritz
    May 15, 2013

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

    Reply
  112. Barb
    May 16, 2013

    sounds like i would like to read this Book!!

    Reply

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