Monday, April 30, 2018

The Amish Quilter by Mindy Starnes Clark

Linda Mueller happily devotes most of her time to quilting. When she's not working at an Englisch fabric shop, she's busy working on her own quilts and honing her craft.

Linda's orderly life is suddenly disrupted when the husband of her oldest sister, Sadie, passes away. Linda meets her brother-in-law's nephew, Isaac Mast, a newcomer to Lancaster County and a talented painter. As Linda struggles to support Sadie and still find time for her own pursuits, she finds herself drawn to Isaac.

Linda and Isaac bond over their respective hobbies and Isaac's deep love for his grandmother. Inspired by him, Linda starts to uncover the story of her own grandmother, who died a bitter old woman.

What lessons from the past will Linda learn that might prepare her for a terrible secret, one that threatens her future with Isaac?


About The Author

Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 30 books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has received numerous literary honors, including two Christy Awards and RT Book Reviews 2012 Career Achievement Award. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. 


My Review

I enjoyed this story, and it is actually a few stories in one, and then it circles to include each one.
What does quilting and artistic painting have to do with one another, well that is what the author is about to show us as this story unfolds. There is a bit of sadness, a little romance, and an unfolding family mystery, that comes to light. Our main character Linda, seems to oblivious to a lot that goes on around her, especially concerning her family and community, and secrets that others have shared.
Once a hand painted picture is found, we are in for a treat as unknown family members are found.
A page-turner for sure!
I received this book through Net Galley and Harvest House Publishers, and was not required to give a positive review.

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