A Perfect Square by Vanetta Chapman is another novel in the Shipshewana Series and like the rest is a mystery.
A young Amish woman is found floating face down in the pond owned by Tobias and his cousin, Reuben. It is clear from the dress that this woman is not from the same Amish community as theirs but the local Amish had no idea that the local police department would blame Reuben for the crime. Surprising to the local Englishers was that Reuben would not speak to the officer in his own defense even though the Amish community professed that they knew he would not have done it. Esther, who is engaged to Tobias, and Deborah Yoder and Callie, an Englisher who owned the local quilt shop try out their sleuthing skills to solve this mystery—sometimes working with the police and sometimes alone.
I love this series and so I really liked this story. Ms Chapman moves the story along nicely and adds interesting tidbits along the way to introduce Amish life without making them sound backwoodsy or too perfect. It is a nice little mystery and a quick read. Even if the reader has not read the rest of the series this story stands alone and can easily be read without having advance knowledge of the individual characters. That being said I think that once you have read one of the series you will want to read them all.
This book was provided for me from Sondervan for this review.