Ms Brunstetter weaves a fascinating story of a young woman so dedicated to helping others that she forgets about her own needs. When she slips into a depression brought on by guilt, who will be there to help her?
Second book in the Daughters of Lancaster County trilogy. I found this book hard to put down.
"The Quilter's Daughter" is the second in the series of "Daughter's of Lancaster County". Wonderfully written, continues with the struggles and testing of faith with the Fisher family in Penn. As the Fisher family grows in number so do the trials and tribulations and the faith to overcome anything that comes their way. Leaves you on you edge of your seating with the suspense of what will happen next with this loving family. A great read, so looking forward to reading the next in the series. dg
Beautiful Gift book! I have also posted the sequel to this book, "The bishops daughter
".Abby Miller, a young Amish girl, has bright future ahead in The Quilter's Daughter by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Abby, who runs a local quilt shop, is engaged to her teenage sweetheart, Lester Mast. Her mother sends Abby a letter announcing her pregnancy of twins. Her mother had wed a widower whose son had been kidnapped a few years back.
Wanting to help her mother, Abby leaves Ohio to travel to Pennsylvania. While Abby is in Ohio she leaves the management of her shop to her future mother-in-law. While Abby is away attending to her mother's needs, she receives horrible news: her shop has burned to the ground and caused the death of her fianc?. Abby wonders if she will ever love again.
Along with Abby's loss, we follow another family that is indirectly related. Jimmy is the little boy kidnapped from Abby's step family. Jimmy and his mom Linda live under the assumption that he was adopted, but his father Jim holds the terrible secret to his kidnapping. Jim's guilt is ruining his marriage to Linda.
This story has some strong moments of character interaction, but the author uses inconsistent language in her dialogue (sometimes reverting to dialect, other times not) and descriptions (at times giving scarcely any description and at other times giving far more than is needed). The story's plot is drawn out, not having the serious action fully engage until half way through the book. For the readers, there is not much in-depth understanding of the characters nor deep analysis of their feelings, making the pain Abby suffers hard to empathize with.
The Quilter's Daughter is a story of a family trying to become united with the pain and love each member has experienced. The story is an easy to read,I would recommend this book for the female reader who likes romance.