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Friday, August 15, 2014

No Use Dying Over Spilled Milk by Tamar Myers

No Use Dying Over Spilled Milk is an Amish gem by Tamar Myers. Her character Magdalena Yoder is a feisty Mennonite of Swiss ancestry, but with family ties to the Amish community. When a second cousin twice removed dies in a milk vat, she feels obligated to travel to Ohio for the funeral where she finds that this isn't the first death in the past few weeks. Keeping her company is her wayward sister, Susannah who was once married to a Presbyterian. What ensues is an hilarious look at the local customs and events that ensue when Magdalena meddles with investigating a crime which has already been ruled accidental.

My thoughts:
I loved Magdalena and as it was written in first person the reader had a glimpse into her crazy thought process. The plot was well thought out and I also liked learning about the Amish and Mennonite ways. There were lots of quirky characters and many laugh out loud moments. Definitely an author I will put on my TBR list.


Joanne said...

great title

K9friend said...

Sounds intriguing with that title!

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