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Title: The Amish Quilter
Author: Mindy Starns Clark; Leslie Gould
Publisher: Harvest House Publisher
Published: May 1st, 2018
This is a delightful Amish romance in which Linda, a gifted quilter, discovers that life just isn’t as perfect as she dreams of and has lots of surprises along her way to finding happiness.
Linda Mueller is the youngest daughter in the Mueller family but hates being referred to as “Little Sister” as some of her older siblings fondly refer to her. She’s very idealistic and struggles to accept anything – or anyone – who doesn’t meet the standards she aspires to. She is also quite quick to judge others but is in for some startling revelations concerning her own family in this enthralling story.
She hasn’t been attracted to any of the local young men but when she meets Isaac, things start to change. However she is unaware of his past and her idealism may tear the two apart before their love stands any chance….
I really enjoyed this book which has great characters and gives an insight into the lives of this largely Amish community, including revelations from the past that shed light on the impact of the financial problems in the between war era on families. It was a real page turner and, although Linda’s immaturity showed through many of her initial attitudes and reactions, she grows as the story develops. It was great learning of the family secrets and relationships both of which are explored further making it an intriguing story which I have no hesitation in recommending to anyone who enjoys a lovely, ‘clean’ romance with a great characters and delightful plot.
I requested and was given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
A gifted young quilter… a successful artist… the life-changing revelation that threatens to tear them apart…
Linda Mueller lives an orderly, uneventful existence, content to divide her time between creating the beautiful quilts for which she is known and working at an Englisch fabric shop.
Idealistic to a fault, Linda has never found a man worth marrying—until she meets Isaac Mast, a newcomer to Lancaster County and a talented painter. As they bond over their respective crafts, Linda is drawn to Isaac’s kind ways, humble spirit, and intriguing personality, and soon the seams of her carefully-constructed world begin to loosen.
With Isaac’s help, she explores the story of her late grandmother, also a gifted artist. But when an astonishing truth comes to light, Linda faces a grave decision, one that could destroy any hope of a future with Isaac. Will their dreams of a life together completely unravel? Or can she find some way to stitch them back together again?