Welcome to the cozy mystery world Naomi Miller. Her first book in the Amish Sweet Shop
Mysteries is terrific. I loved the description of the bakery. You could almost smell the delicious pastries and feel welcomed as you walk in. Katie is a great character with a big heart and faith in the Lord. I loved how there were scriptures and prayers throughout the book. When Katie discovers that something horrible has happened at the bakery she is quite upset. Who could have done all the damage? Is there a thief in the community or maybe an unhappy customer?
The story is short but it sure is filled with delightful characters. I absolutely adored Mrs. Simpkins. She is the owner of the bakery and has a very forgiving heart. The author showed how important it is to forgive and extend a gracious hand to a very needy family. The story is light, happy and overall makes the reader smile. It is a very clean book with a theme that we deal with all the time. How easy is it to forgive someone that has hurt you or your property? Could you reach out and help them or turn your back on them? The story is set in Amish country but introduces us to an English family. Would it be hard to help someone from a different culture? I loved the exquisite writing and the powerful message the book delivered. I will be anxiously awaiting the next book in this wonderful series.
"It is not my place to judge anyone."
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.