Friday, June 15, 2018

Kappy King and the Pickle Kaper by Amy Lillard



Kathryn "Kappy" King is happy being a plain-spoken unmarried odd-woman-out in her Pennsylvania Amish hometown. Her talent is making the special kapps local women use to cover their hair. But her skill at uncovering trouble in this quiet valley is about to be truly tested . . .

At first, young Sally June Esh's tragic death doesn't look like murder. Even in peaceful Blue Sky, collisions between buggies and Englisch cars aren't unheard of. Still, the Eshes are skilled drivers used to delivering their popular pickles for miles around. And after Kappy notices Sally's buggy was deliberately run off the road, her ex-Amish friend Edie gets strange texts saying the crash was no accident . . .

Kappy won't let her community's silence keep justice from being done. And even though a still-shunned Edie thinks of moving back to the city, she and Kappy start rooting out secrets about the Eshes' long-time neighbors--and new pickle-producing rivals. But when they learn that Sally's brother is secretly courting an Englisch girl, their investigation takes a disturbing turn .


I enjoyed another who did it with Kappy. I think she's my favorite character. I also like Edie.
Those two remind me of Sherlock Homes and his sidekick Winston.
I can relate to these two a lot. It seems that wherever they go trouble seems to follow them.
I cracked up with Edie. For someone who's been shunned by the community she's done her fair share of stunts and that's is what is so funny.
Kappy is cool. She doesn't really like trouble. And I think it's sweet that she worries about Jimmy Edie's brother. Jimmy is a go getter. I love his style. 
It's wonderful how the author can show us that even people with disablilties are and able to take care of themselves. 
I also like that the book cover is yellow since that is my favorite color. That I definitely love!!
But anyway, I gave this book a five star rating since I really love the author and I love her writing style. She knows how to add humor into the mystery. I mean, after all, the characters have to have some fun in life too!! 
 I can understand Edie's reluctance. There are some things in life that I don't really like either. Like changes even if those are for the good. 
I'm getting ready to make a life changing deal in my life and I sure hope it's for the good. 
I am not saying anything else about this because ya'll just have to read this cool story yourselves. I know ya'll will love it just as much as I did!!
I received this book for free and all opinions are my own!!  


I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son--a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

Amy LillardI love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels--not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I adore romances. 

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twlight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Favorite movies--(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940's movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's.

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