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The Quilter's Daughter (Daughters of Lancaster County, Book 2) Hardcover – October 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 351 pages
  • Publisher: Center Point Books (October 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585478253
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585478255
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,189,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

While away from her successful quilt shop and patient fiancé, Abby Miller’s world is shattered in one fell swoop, forcing her to look for answers away from her Amish community. Will Abby find her future in the ashes of the past, in the art of quilting, or in the heart of an overlooked Amish man?
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Abby Miller’s life is picture perfect. She runs a successful quilt shop and is engaged to a wonderful Amish man. But then duty calls. When she leaves her beloved shop and patient fiancé to attend to her mother in need, a double-tragedy strikes, shattering Abby’s world in one fell swoop.

Once Abby wipes away the tears and ashes, she is forced to look for answers outside her Amish community. Can God make anything good come out of her heartache? Will she find hope and a future. . .

. . .in the ashes of the past?

. . .in her love of quilting?

. . .in the world outside of her own desires?

. . .in the heart of an overlooked Amish man?

With a shaken faith, Abby reaches beyond herself and finds friendship where she least expects it. Can her faith, tried by fire, withstand the flames? Will she have the courage to love again?
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More About the Author

Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit: www.WandaBrunstetter.com

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Christian Book Previews on April 19, 2006
Format: Paperback
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, but it's not a page-turner. I would recommend this book for the female reader who likes romance and is not too critical of literary aptitude. - Khrista Beckmann, Christian Book Previews.com
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie McKinzie on February 8, 2006
Format: Paperback
Abby has taken over her mother's quilt shop in Ohio-- but for now she has left to go to PA to assist her mom who is pregnant at 47. In Abby's absence, she leaves her fiance's mother to run her shop in Ohio. We learn much about Abraham and Fannie's family and learn that little Zach is still missing after having been kidnapped 5-6 years ago. However, his adoptive parents have their part in this book as well. The guilt over the kidnapping has turned his daddy into a bitter, angry man who is on the verge of a breakdown. As if things could not become any more complicated, a horrible accident occurs which changes Abby's life completely and she nearly gives up on living. Enter a quiet, shy Amishman to help her recover.

Quilters and quilts play a large role in this second book of the series. I am anxious for book 3.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amber on May 6, 2006
Format: Paperback
I loved the first book in this series, it kept my attention and was the reason I read this second one. The Quilter's Daughter though, seemed to drag and even when the action had happened and was over, the story continued on until the best solution seemed to quickly scan just to get to the end. I read it through though and I was disappointed in the somewhat trite story plot and, again, the length of writing that seemed to only be filling up space. And then, after we've agonized with the character, not only because of her pain but because it takes soo long to get to the turning point, and then bam, in a page or two, everything's great again. Timing seems off. Also I believe the second story line of Jimmy-the kidnapped son is slightly extreme with the husband becoming absurbly snappish and the wife taking a cliche-ish turn. All in all, read it if you have a lot of time on your hands and like a drawn out story.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E. Key on September 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
I bought this book because I'm a quilter but was disappointed with the story. Since I hadn't read the first book I found myself repeatedly turning back to figure out how the characters (as many as eight names in a few paragraphs) were related to oneanother. I was tempted to put the book down because the story seemed to go nowhere. With nothing else at home to read, I continued and finished the book.

The book moved from tragedy to tragedy and there were few happy joyous times. Count on being sad when you read this boook.

One thing that puzzled me was how Amish women cry, well up with tears, develop misty eyes and lumps in their throats, a constant response to almost anything said or implied. I'm not sure this is a true characterization but as often as it is mentioned it is certainly implied by the author.

If you like romance novels read this book but if that's not your genre of choice skip it. On the other hand, if you've faced a lot of life's difficulties and trials you may find some way to relate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Stallings on May 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a continuation of The Storekeeper's Daughter. Very well written and you'll want to keep reading..The story moves along nicely with interesting twist to keep you interested.

Looking forward to The Bishop's Daughter to see what is next.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Donna L. Cornwall on February 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
I loved the Quilter's Daughter (as well as the Store Keepers Daughter). I eagerly stayed up late to finish the last page. It has a good conclusion with hints of the sequel. A few places seemed like the rough draft, but all in all, a very lovely story to follow!
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By Rosangela Farler on June 12, 2014
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Very good book ! I loved this ! Clean reading and very relaxing. I recommend this book for everybody! Great
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