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I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Crow's Call by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Crow's Call (Amish Greenhouse Mystery #1)ABOUT THE BOOK

Mysterious Events Plague a Greenhouse in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country

When Vernon King, his son, and son-in-law are involved in a terrible accident, three women are left to cope with their deaths, as they become the sole providers of the family they have left. The women’s only income must come from the family greenhouse, but someone seems to be trying to force them out of business.

Amy King has just lost her father and brother, and her mother needs her to help run the family’s greenhouse. It doesn’t seem fair to ask her to leave a job she loves, when there is still a sister and brother to help. But Sylvia is also grieving for her husband while left to raise three children, and Henry, just out of school, is saddled with all the jobs his father and older brother used to do. As Amy assumes her new role, she also asks Jared Riehl to put their courtship on hold. When things become even more stressful at the greenhouse, will Amy crumble under the pressure?


What happens when a tragic accident takes the lives of three members of one family? How do the survivors carry on? The answers to these questions are the basis of this new book by Wanda E. Brunstetter and it powerfully illustrates why she has become one of the best-selling authors of our time. She completely captures the varying emotions of these family members after their tragedy. We witness the strength and deep faith of a woman who has lost a husband, son, and son-in-law; the faltering faith of a young widow who wonders how God allowed this to happen; and the outright rebellion of a teenage boy who has lost his father, brother, and brother-in-law. Several mysterious occurrences involving their Amish greenhouse, a romance that seems doomed, and a crow named Charlie all contribute even more interest to this story.

The Crow's Call has everything that I've come to expect in a Brunstetter book and it offers readers a reunion with characters from The Prayer Jars series. An inspiring faith message and a mystery that is left unsolved certainly makes it a book to recommend and I am eagerly waiting to read The Mockingbird's Song, book two of the Amish Greenhouse Mystery.

I received a copy of this book from the author but there was no obligation to post a favorable review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

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