"Widows and Orphans" by Susan Meissner is a Rachel Flynn Mystery. Meissner does an excellent job of "Who Dunit?" She weaves mystery into the book so well that you just have to keep reading to find out what is going to happen next.
Here is a quote that I really liked from the book: "You and I don't believe in luck,' he murmured. ........But they shared the same view of luck. She and Trace were convinced a powerful, yet personal God held the universe together,......And where luck was absent, a providential hand prevailed, especially when called upon." That is so true, how many times have you said "wish me luck" even though you know God is in control and that there is no such thing as luck?
She did a great job describing the characters. Rachel is a no nonsense, professional looking lawyer. Her husband, Trace, is a free-loving artist with orange tinted hair and an earring cross in his ear. Her brother, the one "working" for God has long hair. They are the most devout Christians in her book. God says that is a shame for a man to have long hair. Wearring earrings and having long hair is effeminate. The Bible says: 1Corinthians 6:9, 10 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor theives, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
You cannot argue with the Bible.
Aside from that, the book is very well written and a good read with a great ending!