The Mockingbird’s song

Reviewed by:

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


The Mockingbird’s song (Amish Greenhouse Mystery Book 2)


Wanda E. Brunstetter


Shiloh Run Press Run Press)






313 pages


In this second book of the Amish Greenhouse Mystery series, the focus is on Sylvia, a young Amish widow. Not even a year ago, Sylvia’s husband, father and brother were all killed in a buggy accident on the evening of her mother’s birthday. Reeling from this loss, the entire family has been dealing in different ways with their grief. Sylvia has two young children to care for so tends to stay in her mother’s home with them, cooking and doing housework rather than working in the family greenhouse with her mother, sister and teenaged brother.

Her brother, Henry, has taken up birdwatching and Sylvia has found some fascination with it as well. When she meets a stranger with birdwatching skills who is interested in finding a house to rent, she impulsively offers to show him her empty house. It looks like a romance is ensuing. Is Sylvia ready to think of remarrying? There are many differing opinions on that in her family.

Additional storylines include the greenhouse neighbors, non-Amish, and not always welcoming, particularly the wife. And who has been vandalizing their greenhouse and why? Should they contact the police or simply leave it in God’s hands.

There will be unanswered questions left at the end of this book to be concluded as you read Book 3.


4 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Adults, particularly fans of Amish fiction; those who have read the first book in this series

Christian impact:

Trust in the Lord is a big part of this entire series.

Also includes:

-recipe for Sylvia’s cherry melt-away bars

-discussion questions

For a review of the first book in this series:


The Mockingbird's Song (Amish Greenhouse Mystery #2)

About Ceil Carey

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

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