Review of Marriage Can Be Mischief

Marriage Can Be Mischief
An Amish Matchmaker Mystery, Book #3
Amanda Flower
5 Stars


Millie Fisher may be widowed, but she leads a full life in her Amish hometown of Harvest, Ohio. There’s her quilting circle, her Boer goats, her gift for matchmaking—and the occasional murder . . .

Millie is happy that her childhood friend, Uriah Schrock, has returned to Harvest after decades away. He was sweet on Millie in their school days, but she only had eyes for her future husband. Now, there’s a new spark between them, so Millie is concerned when Uriah doesn’t show up at the Harvest concert series—or for his job as the Village square’s groundskeeper. Perhaps Millie has been involved in too many murder investigations, but she has a sinking feeling. And when she and her best friend, Lois, find Uriah with the police, it seems she’s right . . .

A film crew is in Harvest to make a movie about a forty-year-old unsolved murder. A skeleton has been found at the bottom of a ravine—and Uriah is certain it’s his sister, Galilee. Right before Uriah left Ohio, she disappeared, and her harsh husband, Samuel, was found fatally stabbed with a knitting needle. The sheriff declared that Galilee killed him and ran away. Uriah never believed the theory, and he’s come back to Harvest hoping, Gott willing, Millie will help him stitch together the truth . . . (Amazon)


The characters are well rounded and well developed. Millie and Lois find themselves having to solve another murder mystery. But this murder happened over forty years ago. That does not keep Millie and Lois from wanting to solve it. All the usual people make appearances in the book, and it was good to see all of them. Millie and Lois are great together and they bring lots of laughs. And Millie’s goats are adorable and get into all kinds of mischief.

The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions pulled me into the story from the very beginning and took me on a fantastic ride. The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The murder was well plotted and there were a few suspects to consider and clues to sift through. I had an idea who the murder was but I was not completely sure.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted cozy mystery. If you are looking for a book to read that is humorous and intriguing, get a copy of this book and enjoy.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Kensington Books, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.

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