Series: Daughters of Lancaster County #2
Published by Barbour Pub. on 2005
Genres: Amish, Fiction, General, Romance
Abby Miller leaves her successful quilt shop and patient fiance in Ohio to help her newly remarried and now pregnant mother in Lancaster County. While she's away, Abby's world is shattered in one fell swoop. How can God make anything good come out of this tragedy? With shaken faith, Abby is forced to look for answers away from friends and family. Will she find them in the ashes of the past, in her love of quilting, or in the heart of an overlooked Amish man? Can her faith withstand the flames of tragedy? The Quilter's Daughter is book 2 in the Daughters of Lancaster's County series. Other books in the series include The Storekeeper's Daughter: Book 1 and The Bishop's Daughter: Book 3.
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Christian or Secular: Christin
Trigger Warnings: A man dies in a fire-Non-descriptive.
Disclosure: This book should be safe for all Christian audiences.
The Quilter’s Daughter picks up where The Storekeeper’s Daughter leaves off. Naomi and her family are learning to cope with the loss of their baby brother, Zach. It’s been five years since he was snatched from the front lawn.
Naomi has since married and has children of her own. Her dat, Abraham has found love with a widow woman named Fannie. This book mostly focuses on Fannie’s daughter, Abby.
I really don’t know why it has taken me so long to pick up this series. It is unique in that we, the readers, know where baby Zach has ended up. But, I’m not entirely sure how his story is going to conclude. I never anticipated sympathizing with his “adoptive” family but his mother, Linda is as much as an innocent bystander in this as Zach. Her husband Jim? I can’t stand him. I mean, really, I can’t!
I thought that Linda’s faith was unbelievable at times. Unwavering, despite being a babe in Christ. But, I myself have seen miraculous transformations in a person when God touches their heart.
Overall, I loved everything about this book. I felt for Abby when she lost her fiancé because he truly seemed like a great guy. I can’t help but admit that I also secretly shipped her and Matthew from the start. Then I felt like maybe I caused her poor fiancé to die and felt rather guilty. Okay, I know that’s crazy but this book just pulled me in!
I would absolutely suggest this book to those that love Amish fiction. As for myself, I can’t wait to see what happens in book number three, The Bishop’s Daughter. I have to admit though, I’m kind of sad that it will mark the end of the series.