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Dating Can Be Deadly (An Amish Matchmaker Mystery #5)

Dating Can Be Deadly (An Amish Matchmaker Mystery #5)

Current price: $8.99
Publication Date: October 24th, 2023
Kensington Cozies
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Set in the fan-favorite Amish village of Harvest, Ohio, the latest novel in USA Today bestselling author Amanda Flower’s Amish Matchmaker Mysteries brings back the unlikely sleuthing duo of a widowed Amish matchmaker and her zany, four-times-divorced Englisch best friend as they must solve the murder of a quilting competition judge.

Perfect for fans of cozy mysteries, small-town mysteries, wholesome romance, inspirational fiction, and readers of Jennifer Beckstrand, Charlotte Hubbard, Rachel J. Good, and other authors of Amish fiction.

It's August in Holmes County, and that means it's time for the Holmes County Fair. It's the county’s biggest annual event, drawing tourists and locals alike to see livestock, eat too much fried food, and watch the rodeo and speed racing contests. This year, Millie has entered the quilting competition—while her very not Amish best friend, Lois Henry, is distracted by her new dating app and her search for husband number five. In a place where quilting is a way of life, the competition is fierce—especially this year, when an anonymous donor doubles the winning cash prize. Amish and English women are up against each other, and some will do anything to win—even murder . . .

When someone attacks the quilt barn by slashing the quilt display, it’s unsettling enough. But when a quilting judge is found murdered, Millie knows it’s time to for Lois to get off her app and help her hunt for a killer instead—before the competition is wiped out for good . . .

About the Author

Amanda Flower is the USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award–winning mystery author of over twenty-five novels, including the nationally bestselling Amish Candy Shop Mystery Series, the Amish Matchmaker Mysteries, and several series written under the name Isabella Alan. An organic farmer and former librarian, Amanda lives in Northeast Ohio and can be found online at

Praise for Dating Can Be Deadly (An Amish Matchmaker Mystery #5)

Praise for Amanda Flower’s Amish Matchmaker Mysteries
“Seeing the Amish community represented in modern fiction is a rare treat, and it is done so in a way that does not make them seem as ‘other’ in the community of Harvest. Honeymoons Can Be Hazardous concludes with a cliffhanger for Millie Fisher that has readers anxious for the next installment.” –Carla Schantz, Aunt Agatha’s
“Flower has that special sparkle that some writers possess—that magical quality that makes the plot, characters, and setting fly through your reading fingers as fast as you can turn the pages. She makes her situations and characters truly come to life with a depth of emotion behind her characters that make them memorable. This is a wonderful read.” Mystery Scene Magazine on Marriage Can Be Mischief
“Amanda Flower does not disappoint.” Crimespree Magazine on Marriage Can Be Mischief
“Flower combines quirky characters, close-knit community, and first-class sleuthing to great effect. Fans of Amish mysteries will love this.” Publishers Weekly on Courting Can be Killer

“There is nothing cozier than the second Amish Matchmaker Mystery.” Library Journal on Courting Can be Killer
“Plot twists, the lovingly described setting and customs of Millie’s Amish community, quirky characters (including two rambunctious goats), and plenty of humor distinguish this first in a new series.” —Booklist on Matchmaking Can be Murder
“A sentimental view of Amish life complete with two charming goats makes for easy reading.”—Kirkus Review on Matchmaking Can be Murder
“[Flower is] a skilled storyteller.” —Akron Beacon Journal on Matchmaking Can be Murder
“You will like Amish matchmaker Millie Fisher and her zany English sidekick with spiky red hair, Lois, and sweet Edith, niece to Millie. But you’ll love Phillip and Peter. The two Boer goats do their part in Matchmaking can be Murder by Amanda Flower to catch the killer.” —Amish Heartland Magazine