• In the Land of Milk and Honey

  • The Elizabeth Harris Series, Book 2
  • By: Jane Jensen
  • Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
  • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (320 ratings)

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In the Land of Milk and Honey

By: Jane Jensen
Narrated by: Rachel Fulginiti
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Publisher's Summary

Evil lurks in Amish country - and detective Elizabeth Harris is there to smoke it out in the new novel from the author of Kingdom Come.

By solving the murders of two local girls, Elizabeth has gained some trust in the Amish community. So she's the first person its members turn to when a fast and fatal illness takes hold among the Amish in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Many believe that the sickness stems from a curse placed by a practitioner of old-world folk magic. But Elizabeth doesn't believe in curses, and when an entire Amish family is found dead, she begins to suspect something far more sinister.

As the CDC is called in to investigate, customers of a Philadelphia farmers market selling Amish goods start dying. Amid rapidly escalating panic, Elizabeth must peel away layers of superstition and fear to save the livelihood - and lives - of an entire community. Because what has happened isn't an accident of nature or an act of God; it's the handiwork of someone who has only just begun to kill.

©2016 Jane Jensen (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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An Excellent Second Book

After thoroughly enjoying Kingdom Come, I immediately got the second book in the series. Solid plot, good characters and a really good murder mystery makes me definitely look forward to more.
Love Detective Harris and her relationship with Ezra. I felt it gives much more to the story to understand these characters who actually have a background and a life. And I loved the tension between Elizabeth and Glenn. And all the relationships she has with the Amish and the families. Really well done.
As before, in Kingdom Come, I enjoyed all the places mentioned in Lancaster that I know.
And again, Rachel Fulginiti does a really good narration with Elizabeth and the unique Amish voices.
I hope the author is busy writing more in this series!

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Another Great Mystery...Just One Problem

I really enjoy the Elizabeth Harris mysteries. The characters are realistic, and the stories have satisfying conclusions. My only complaint is an overuse of profanity. Ms. Jensen could be using it for certain characters' mental states and flaws, but it's still too much. Please reconsider for the next book (which I already look forward to). You can have a villain, a rough individual, or any other person with strong emotions without such foul and reader-assaulting language.

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Awesome story! Love this author!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it is the perfect mix of murder mystery with a little romance.

What other book might you compare In the Land of Milk and Honey to and why?

If you like the Rachel Knight DA series by Marcia Clark, then I think you would like this series.

What about Rachel Fulginiti’s performance did you like?

She did a the very different voices so incredibly well, even the Amish, with their German/Dutch accents. Suburb performance!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, I loved it so very, very much. I had listened to the first book in the series & had to immediately get this second book. Now I'm sad that there are no more in the series available yet. I hope there will be very soon.

Any additional comments?

If you have not listened to her first book in this series, Kingdom Come, then listen to it first. Especially if you want in on the first of the "romance" part.

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Great Series

What did you love best about In the Land of Milk and Honey?

I loved the characters in this book. This book works on many levels but for me this story was close to perfect. I really hope we see more entries in the series soon.

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liked it alot!

enjoyed book, really like narrator as well
reminds me of Linda Costello ,
hope there another

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Strong Mystery

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Character Rating: 3.50

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Quick Thoughts: This is the 2nd book in this series and the mystery was really good. That is where this series shines--the Mysteries. It is a great combo of good old detective work and balance with working in the Amish community where they shy away from the English. I generally stay away from Amish settings but Jane Jensen makes it interesting. I am starting to warm up to Elizabeth and the ending gave me hope that some of the "personal angst" is over. That really is my only complaint but like I said I think most of that is over. I look forward to book 3.

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Narrated By Rachel Fulginiti / Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins


Rachel does a great job with this series. She makes everyone sound natural in their settings from young Amish children to hard-nose detectives. I recommend this series on audio.

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Solid 2nd book of what promises to be a fun detective series

I've always enjoyed Jensen's story telling ever since Gabriel Knight (although I've not read any materials written under her pen name). This book is another classic modern detective story with excellent writing, vivid description, and steady character development. Will hope for a third story about these characters from that brilliant brain of hers.......keep up the great work Jane!

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Loved it!!

Love these books good story keeps u wondering the hole time can't wait for more!

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Like these stories.

Hope there are more but please dispense with the profanity. It is sooooooo not necessary and doesn’t add ANYTHING to the story. It is rather jarring to go through almost the entire book then in the last hour or so, profanity. I know the killer was evil but evil
people don’t necessarily have a limited vocabulary. Especially this guy. He was above average so the profanity really didn’t even fit the persona he had in the story.

Nice story though. Love Ezra and their relationship. Being a member of a religion that is close knit and ridiculed, I can identify with him to some extent. Love how he appreciates the hard, but meaningful work Elizabeth does. So many times the spouse is written as small minded and jealous of the time the law enforcement person spends on the job. Ezra is not shallow nor does he mind the housekeeping. He is my kind of guy and Elizabeth APPRECIATES him.
Keep ‘em coming Ms Jensen. (Oh, but WITHOUT the cussing!)

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Not what I call Christian fiction.

While this book is interesting and does have references to God and salvation, some of the language is atrocious.