The crow’s call

Reviewed by:

Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader


The crow’s call: Amish Greehouse Mystery – book 1


Wanda E. Brunstetter


Shiloh Run Press Run Press)






319 pages


In a horrible buggy accident, three members of the same family are killed. Vernon King leaves his family as father, husband and grandfather. His wife Belinda and daughter Amy attempt to continue running the greenhouse, their mainstay of income for the family. Sister Sylvia has also lost her husband and struggles to hold herself together and care for her two young children. She is no help at all in the greenhouse. Their young brother Henry is filled with anger and bitterness and his attitude goes a long way to making the life of his family a tense, miserable one.

As we read The crow’s call, many scenarios are introduced but few are resolved in this first book of a trilogy. Who is vandalizing the greenhouse and their land? Does Monroe Esh (Belinda’s former beau before her marriage to Vernon) have honest intentions or something of a more devious  nature? Is Henry part of the vandalism? If you as a reader do not mind being left hanging, then you will certainly enjoy this story and it’s likable characters.


4 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Fans of Amish fiction

Christian impact:

There is a strong Christian worldview throughout the book.

Also includes:

-discussion questions


The Crow's Call (Amish Greenhouse Mystery #1)

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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