Sunday, July 30
When the Bishop Needs an Alibi by Vannetta Chapman
A Terrible Secret Hides in the Bulrushes
Amish bishop Henry Lapp eagerly awaits the annual arrival of 20,000 sandhill cranes to the San Luis Valley of Colorado. But his visit to the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge reveals more than just a miracle of God's creation. Hidden among the bulrushes and cattails is the deceased body of a young woman.
As the local authorities attempt to unravel the mystery, Henry feels God's calling to use his extraordinary talent to aid in the investigation. His ability to draw from memory in photographic detail could help solve this puzzling case.
Henry's closest friend, Emma Fisher, has always urged him to embrace his gift. As their relationship deepens, Henry realizes his involvement could put him and those he loves in the direct path of a killer, one who is willing to do anything to cover up a brutal crime, including framing the bishop.
When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is a compelling story of faith, friendship, and finding courage only God can provide.
Vannetta Chapman has crafted an unusual story that entertains as well as educates on the unpredictable life of a sweet Amish Bishop, also known as the dear Henry Lapp. He finds himself thrust into the middle of a murder investigation, and authorities soon have Henry pegged as their number one suspect.
Well respected and loved in the community, very few people believe these accusations, yet Henry takes it upon himself to try and clear his own name. Entertaining and often humorous, this is a book that I truly enjoyed from cover to cover.
Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Harvest House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.