Publication Order of Shipshewana Amish Mystery Series Books
|Falling to Pieces||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Perfect Square||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Material Witness||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Pebble Creek Amish Series Books
|A Promise for Miriam||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Home for Lydia||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Wedding for Julia||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Home to Pebble Creek||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Christmas at Pebble Creek||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Amish Village Mystery Series Books
|Murder Simply Brewed||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Murder Tightly Knit||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Murder Freshly Baked||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Jacobs Family Series Books
Publication Order of Plain and Simple Miracles Series Books
|Anna's Healing||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Brian's Choice||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Joshua's Mission||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Books
Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas
Vannetta Chapman is a famous author of inspirational fiction novels and has completed more than a hundred articles in the family magazines, Christian. She hails from California, United States and likes to write her novels based on a variety of genres such as romance, literature & fiction, and mystery & thrillers. The successful writing career of Vannetta can be seen from the fact that she has won a couple dozen of awards in her career from the Romance Writers of America. She says that she found her love towards the Amish community when she was researching about the birthplace of her grandfather, Albion in Pennsylvania. One of the novels written by Vannetta, Falling to Pieces, has fetched her the ACFW Carol Award in the year 2012 in the category of the best mystery novel. All the books written by author Vannetta Chapman have been bestsellers by the Christian Book Distributors. Currently, she is busy with her Amish fiction novels for the Abingdon Press, Harvest House, and Zondervan. She lives happily in Texas along with her husband and a few cats and deers. In all the novels of author Vannetta, the plots are different with different sets of characters. Some of the novels written by her are mysteries, some are romances, while some other are novellas, and all of them are filled with hope, light, and truth. The stories of her novels tend to touch the deepest part of the heart of the readers and speak about family and community, as well as God and His love. Hence, she proudly says that she writes graceful fiction novels.
Vannetta has earned her BA and MA degrees in the subject of English Literature, and began teaching at a college in Texas. Later, she became a full time author of fiction novels, but says that she always had her faith at the center of what and who she is today, right from the beginning of her writing career. Vannetta gets thrilled to write about something which is very near to her heart. Apart from being an author, she has also served as a pianist, church secretary, worship team member, and as a teacher. When she used to live in Dallas, she used to serve as a professor of English Literature at the Baptist Univeristy. After, she moved to Central Texas along with her family, but continued with her profession of teaching for several years. Vannetta’s family consists of her husband, four children, and a few beloved cats. She also likes to take care of a large herd of deers in her backyard. Her children have all grown up and started their own lives in different parts of the world, but they visit her frequently.
The successful writing career of Vannetta has allowed her to become a member of the Christian Fiction Writers of America, and Faith, Hope, and Love association. As of today, Vannetta likes to keep herself busy with writing the plots of her novels and playing the keyboard in the praise band of her church. She got the honor of featuring on the ACFW page in the year 2013. Vannetta is so hopeful about life that she believes that God gives us many chances to correct our mistake and live a peaceful life. She also understands from her personal experiences that life is full of challenges as she had to launch her career after graduation, begin teaching, re-establish her family after a divorce, and then maintain her successful career through hard work and dedication. She likes to dedicate her success to her parents who had been supportive throughout her life. During her years as a single mom. They took care of her and helped her to shape her writing career and her life. Vannetta also feels herself fortunate enough to meet her husband after a difficult life of 11 years and says that she would have not been the author that she is today without his support and love.
One of the successful novel series’ written by author Vannetta Chapman is ‘The Pebble Creek Amish’ series, which consists of a total of 3 novels published between the years 2012 and 2013. The first novel of the series was published under the title ‘A Promise for Miriam’. It was published by the Harvest publishing house in the year 2012. The plot of the novel deals with the residents of the town of Pebble Creek, and describes the romantic life of Miriam King, who is the main character of the novel. It also shows the caring and kind people of the community and the challenges that they face from the outside world. The Amish community people come together in order to mix with others and preserve the cherished ways of the Plain. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Miriam King is introduced as a 26 year old school teacher who loves her students. She has not yet married as she did find the man who would compel her to leave the profession of teaching at the Plain school, situated near the Pebble Creek town. After a little while, Gabriel Yoder enters into her life with her daughter, a mystery, and several challenges that she has not faced before. Gabriel is constantly haunted by his past and wishes to live alone. But, the warm and loving community that he has moved to offer different plans for him and his daughter. He decides to return the friendship and help that he received from the residents of Pebble Creek after averting a near tragedy. Soon, he discovers that he can a difference in the lives of people and begins to hope for a loved one in his life once again. Miriam seems to be the perfect woman for her with her sensual beauty and caring nature.
The second novel of the series was published in the year 2013 and was titled ‘A Home for Lydia’. The plot of this novel also describes the loving and caring people of the Amish community in Pebble Creek. It continues to show their togetherness when they face challenges and try to bring their non-Amish neighbors together as well as preserve their own ways of the Plain. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Aaron Troyer is introduced as a simple man interested in doing farming just like his forefathers. But, he is forced to oversee the small group of the family’s guest cabins near the Pebble Creek. This allows him to work with Lydia Fisher, the housekeeper of the cabins. He finds Lydia as an outspoken woman, who seems to have strong opinions about he way the guest cabins should be run. She desperately needs the job and therefore, wants everything to be perfect. Sparks begin to fly between the two, but when the cabins get robbed, Aaron thinks of nothing but Lydia’s safety. From then on, they keep working together to make the business profitable. However, they seem to be unable to find the identity of the person who robbed the cabins and there is a possibility that he might repeat it again. Meanwhile, Lydia nurtures her dream of having her own home, which might be fulfilled by Aaron, as hoped by everyone else.Book Series In Order » Authors » Vannetta Chapman