Monday, March 27, 2017

What the Bishop Saw by Vannetta Chapman

What the Bishop Saw


A fire blazes out of control in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, leaving an elderly Amish bachelor dead. Bishop Henry Lapp rushes to the scene, and he learns the fire was no accident. Someone intended to kill Vernon Frey. But who would want to kill Vernon? Well, practically everyone—Amish and Englisch alike.

When the police point the finger at a suspect Henry knows is innocent, the bishop must decide whether or not to use his mysterious, God-given gift—one he's tried desperately to ignore all these years—to try and set the record straight. His close friend and neighbor, Emma, encourages Henry to follow God's leading.

Could the clue to solving the case be locked somewhere deep in his memory? Will Henry find the courage to move forward in faith and put the right person behind bars? Is his friendship with Emma becoming something more?

What the Bishop Saw is a story of extraordinary talents, the bonds of love and friendship, and the unfailing grace of God.


I was really looking forward to reading this one and I was definitely not disappointed! 
A suspenful novel waiting to keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what would happen next!
This a darker Amish novel and I felt I could connect with the characters much better. 
I like that the author shows us that Amish people are much the same as us. Only difference is they don't believe in striking back.
Emma is a wonderful lady whom In can definitely relate to because she has migraines.(I suffer from migraines too but unlike Emma usually take something for mine. Sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't and I'd have to go lie down in a dark corner).
Emma is a woman full of wisdom and has a quiet peace about her that I sort of have somewhat myself.
I admire Emma in more ways than one. Too me, she is what I'd like my own mother to be.
Henry is pretty awesome himself.
He is another of my favorites. I love his ability that he can draw and it seems such a shame that he felt it wasn't a talent to be used unless something bad happens.
(I too love to draw only drawings consist of horses and other animals. 
I definitely can't draw people).
I enjoyed this book very much! I even burned some midnight oil too!!!
Most often bullying starts from how a person is raised. I can relate to that also as I too have been made fun of and I can't make friends very easily and when I do they usually end up stabbing me in the back. It's why I'm a loner but I'd never ever stoop as low as this person did.
I have my Jesus to thank for that as He is the one true friend I'll ever have.
But, even bullies and make mistakes and more often than not they will catch up with you
It is a cry for help. 
I'm so glad Henry is the bishop and the man he's supposed to be and for the I admire the Amish greatly! We Englishers can learn a thing or too from them like planting our gardens because there may come a time when we might have to!!!
Thank God for wonderful authors that entertain me through their books! Books are a woman's bestest friend ever!!!!
Vannetta Chapman you have outdone yourself in this book! Will
Henry and Emma get married in the future? I don't understand how theyare both blind to each other after all these years!
Love is a funny thing I guess. It can sneak up on you or hit you hard between the eyeballs. Who knows?
Guess we'll just have to wait and see!
This is definitely a must read novel by Vannetta Chapman and I strongly recommend this book for people who love reading Amish stories 
I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and was in no way required to review this book


Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She is the author of many novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series, and Plain and Simple Miracle series. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She currently writes Christian suspense, Amish romance, and Amish mystery. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. For more information, visit her at 

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