Friday, August 25, 2006

"The Quilter's Daughter"

The Quilter's Daughter
Wanda E. Brunstetter
Available Here
ISBN 1593107145
5 stars
Reviewed by Shaley Melchior
For Immediate Release Reviews

The second book in Wanda Brunstetter's critically acclaimed series, "Daughters of Lancaster County" takes us back to the Amish people. In this installment, we meet young Abby Miller, who runs a local quilt shop,yet leaves this successful business as well as her loving fiance to assist her newly remarried and pregnant mother in Lancaster County. We revisit old friends, such as Naomi and her family, whom we met in the first book in this series, "The Storekeeper's Daughter". Abby's mother has just married Naomi's father, so these 2 book intertwine very well. And we meet new friends as well.

Shortly after Abby leaves her business and fiance, tragedy strikes. In one fell swoop, her life changes, Her quilt shop burns to the ground, and her fiance, who had tried to rescue some of her priceless quilts, is killed in the fire. How will Abby cope with her loss? Will she ever find love again? And there is still one question from the first book unanswered...whatever happened to Naomi's baby brother that was kidnapped? Will he ever be found?

While this book, to me, feels as the weakest in the series, it still is very well written, and the author has,again, done her research well. Any reader that loves to read about the "Plain People" will surely enjoy this edition, and will want to add it to their 'keeper' pile.

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