What the Bishop Saw: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell

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What the Bishop Saw – TBR-Pile-Worthy

I was so stoked to see a new release from Vannetta Chapman. What the Bishop Saw is such a captivating title! But would the novel measure up? Oh, yes! It’s a page-turner – go ahead and rest up before starting this one because many sleepless nights are ahead!

What the Bishop Saw follows Bishop Henry Lapp. After an injury in his childhood, he developed a unique condition. He can draw, to unbelievable precision, what his subconscious sees. It’s not anything he asked for, or really wants, but this gift may prove useful as his community faces off with a murderer and an arsonist. How many lives will be affected? Investigators must rely on what the bishop saw.

I was given What the Bishop Saw in exchange for my honest review. It was tremendous and thought-provoking. Vannetta Chapman did an amazing job of giving the characters depth and charm. Bishop Lapp is winsome and I found myself wishing I knew him in real life! A definite win for Chapman – add another to your TBR pile!


Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!


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Raging Storm: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell

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Raging Storm – Not Amish, but Amazing!

So, no surprise that I am a fan of Amish fiction. It draws me in like no other. But I seem to have found another genre to pique my interest: Dystopian (the opposite of Utopian). I was already a fan of Vannetta Chapman’s Amish fiction writings when I was given the opportunity to read the prequel to her Remnant series, Overshadowed. I was completely hooked. If you know me, then you know I’ve GOT to read things in order! I snagged a copy of Book One, Deep Shadows, before venturing into Book Two, Raging Storm. It is a serious page-turner! Mark my words: You will lose sleep reading this one!

Raging Storm picks up where Deep Shadows left off. Shelby and her devoted crew of friends are headed to Austin, along with the mysterious Dr. Bhatti. It seems that every corner, every road, every person is a problem waiting to happen. But Shelby is determined to get the much-needed insulin for her son Carter. Even if they CAN get to Austin, will they make it back? Carter is in High Fields with Max’s parents. High Fields has been tame and protected – until now. Who is the case of this danger in their little farm community?

I was given Raging Storm in exchange for my honest review. It was exceptional. It can be read as a stand-alone, but I HIGHLY recommend reading Deep Shadows first to give the story greater, richer context. Chapman’s writing is tremendous. I truly felt the struggles of Shelby’s group, and cheered them on all the way – and even got mad a couple of times! It’s been a while since I’ve read a book of this caliber. I just could NOT put it down. Bring on Book Three…NOW! I need my dystopian fix! If you liked the TV series Jericho, then you’ll love Raging Storm – which could easily be made into a movie or miniseries!

Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!


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Murder Tightly Knit Review by Susan Scott Ferrell

Murder Tightly Knit – A Purl of a Book! 

Vannetta Chapman has slowly gained prominence in the Amish genre. Her ability to weave a storyline together so intricately that the reader is thoroughly ensconced after only two pages is proof of her talents. Murder Tightly Knit (second in her Amish Village Mystery series) does exactly that. Be prepared to lose some sleep as you flip page after page, late into the night!

When Owen Esch shows up dead on the Pumpkin Vine Trail, lots of questions come into play. Why is Mary from the Cat’s Meow Yarn Shop acting so strangely? Who is the mystery Englischer hanging around town? Soon the police, as well as a vexing federal investigator have descended upon the quiet village. But it looks like it may take a faithful few – Mary’s friend Hannah Troyer, and Mary’s boss Amber Bowman, to help unravel this mystery.

I was given Murder Tightly Knit in exchange for my honest review. It was excellent. Although there were some references to the storyline of the first book in the series (Murder Simply Brewed), Murder Tightly Knit can be read as a stand-alone, but I highly recommend reading them in sequence. Chapman has outdone herself with this novel, exploring a topic that I have yet to have read about in the hundreds of Amish novels I have read previously (are you curious??). Well done, Vannetta Chapman! Grab your favorite dose of caffeine and be prepared to be carried away by Murder Tightly Knit. Yes, it’s that good.


Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!