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!!!


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.




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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!

0 thoughts on “Murder, Plain and Simple Cover Reveal and Amish Gift Giveaway!

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

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

  5. 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 🙂

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

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

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

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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

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


  18. 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.

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

  20. 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!!!

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

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

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


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