Fiction


Amish Inn Mystery Series

SecretsAmishDiary0001Secrets of the Amish Diary  When former Boston lawyer Liz Eckardt buys an Indiana bed-and-breakfast, she yearns to find Amish relatives mentioned in her late mother’s diary. The other mystery that puzzles her: how Beans, the lazy bulldog she unknowingly purchased with her inn, survives with so much time between breaths.

Then one of her first guests is found dead in the lake behind her B&B, and the prime suspect is the son of Liz’s new Amish friend, Miriam. With the help of the Material Girls, Liz’s quilting buddies, Liz tracks the truth in an entertaining, hair-raising adventure — the first of many.

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Murder Simply Played  During late winter, usually an innkeeper’s off-season, spirited alumni of the local high school fill Liz Eckardt’s B&B as sectional basketball games approach. Amid Hoosier Hysteria, the head coach is found dead in his office. An abandoned daughter, a disappointed dropout who left his Amish community to play, a colleague confined to the sidelines — all these and more had reason to take the coach out of the game.

With so many suspects, Liz encounters more questions than answers. She feels like she’s getting nowhere. …

Until the killer targets her.

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Other Cozy Mysteries by Rachael O. Phillips:

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A Midsummer Night’s Seam is included in a series in which Emma Cotton, Kelly Grace, and the small-town Nimble Thimbles quilting group seek to solve the mystery surrounding the death of their friend Rose fifteen years before. Their quest takes them to the Big Apple to investigate a well-known off-Broadway actor whose understudy turns up floating in the Hudson River. Emma’s bighearted but meddling millionaire Aunt Dottie Faye insists on “helping.” But when Dottie Faye disappears, Emma wonders if the price to find Rose’s killer is too high. …

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Guilty Treasures CoverIn Guilty Treasures, the discovery of a secret room in her home in Apple Grove, Oregon, sends Shannon McClain and her knitting group, the Purls of Hope, on a treasure hunt. The room contains hints about the life of her seafaring grandfather, Captain James Paisley, dark clues involving stolen Spanish doubloons and a wealth of gems from around the world. With two admirers weaving their jealousies into this exotic tapestry of suspense, will Shannon have the energy to track down and dig up the booty also desired by a sinister rival?

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Rachael also has published three romance novels featuring Indiana festivals where, while doing intense research, she has sampled some of the best elephant ears in the world!

Greatest ShowThe Greatest Show on Earth  Lauren Pellegrino, widow of a too-daring Hollywood stuntman, seeks a quiet life with her twins in Indiana. Instead, they discover the unexpected amid Midwestern cornfields: a circus, in which the town’s children star. Not only do her boys take scary chances, but Lauren encounters a man who is not afraid to love. Will she choose the safest path for her and her family, or will she welcome the risk of a new romance?

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Blueberry cover 2The Return of Miss Blueberry  Twenty-eight-year-old Callie Creighton ditches her Chicago lifestyle to be her hometown best friend’s bridesmaid during Plymouth’s Blueberry Festival. Ten years before, as Miss Blueberry, Callie fell off the parade float. Now will she fall for the gifted bad boy of her high school class who claims he has changed?

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Kissing BridgesKissing Bridges  When aviation professor and pilot Kendra Atkinson flies engineer Garrett Beal from Washington, D.C., to her home state of Indiana, she can handle his terror of small planes. It’s his attempt to recruit her younger brother to a firm in the nation’s capital that makes her cringe. Besides teaching and taking care of business on this trip, Garrett intends to trace the steps of his Christian ancestor. Falling in love with a redheaded Hoosier? Not part of the plan.

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