As the first book in the series, it is a great combination of Amish and mystery. I think the author did a wonderful job in the writing and details of this book. I actually feel like I am right there with the characters and all of their emotions. Samantha always shows how no matter what you have to overcome, as long as you keep your faith, God will always make things better. I am anxiously awaiting book two in this series so I can see what else is in store for the characters of Pigeon Hollow.