The Mockingbird’s Song by Wanda E. Brunstetter is book two in her Amish Greenhouse Mystery series. This Amish fiction novel is another in the genre by this author of multiple bestsellers. The novel is part of a series, but the author has done a good job of making it a standalone.
Sylvia Beiler and her family are still grieving the loss of her husband, father and brother. She and her children have moved in with her mother, sister and younger brother. Sylvia’s anxiety has caused her to be wary of dealing with the customers that patronize the family’s greenhouse. Sylvia doesn’t think she’s ready for a romantic relationship but begins to change her mind when she meets Dennis Weaver while birdwatching with her brother, Henry. Sylvia’s mother is definitely not pleased with her relationship with Dennis and makes that clear to everyone. The family now has to deal with conflicting emotions about Sylvia’s relationship and the continuing mystery of unwarranted vandalism threatening the family business.
Wanda E. Brunstetter has penned another gem. She is writing from personal knowledge of Amish practices, so the novel is purely authentic. The Mockingbird’s Song is an intriguing mystery with a sweet romance thrown in for good measure. The plot and characters are excellent. The author smartly incorporates the translation of German-Dutch words, though most can be gleaned through context. I rate this novel 5 out of 5 stars. It’s a great read for fans of chaste romance, religious fiction and/or mystery.
My thanks to Barbour Publishing, Inc. and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: August 1, 2020