Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Quilting and the Amish! What could make a better story!!

"The Amish Quilter"
By Mindy Starns Clark
     Leslie Gould


A gifted young quilter... a successful artist... the life-changing revelation that threatens to tear them apart...
Linda Mueller lives an orderly, uneventful existence, content to divide her time between creating the beautiful quilts for which she is known and working at an Englisch fabric shop.
Idealistic to a fault, Linda has never found a man worth marrying—until she meets Isaac Mast, a newcomer to Lancaster County and a talented painter. As they bond over their respective crafts, Linda is drawn to Isaac's kind ways, humble spirit, and intriguing personality, and soon the seams of her carefully-constructed world begin to loosen.
With Isaac's help, she explores the story of her late grandmother, also a gifted artist. But when an astonishing truth comes to light, Linda faces a grave decision, one that could destroy any hope of a future with Isaac. Will their dreams of a life together completely unravel? Or can she find some way to stitch them back together again?

My Thoughts:

These two authors are quilters of words!! Together they stitch the words together to develop a fantastic story of a wonderful young lady who manages to use her talents alongside a talented painter to  find romance while keeping to the very strict rules of the Amish.  If you know anything about  the Amish faith, you realize that  being proud of one's talents is greatly frowned upon. Painting and creating are not talents that are encouraged. However, both Linda and Isaac manage to create within the confines of the community. These two main characters  are so realistic and well described that you immediately become engrossed in their lives. Isaac is a kind soul who strives to help Linda solve some very strange mysteries.  The Amish are not exempt from problems and challenges as this story shows us. 

The plot flows easily between the past and the present keeping the reader involved until the last page of the book is read. There are many unexpected twists and turns .  These two authors managed to show  that Amish lives are far from perfect. They went below the surface to show us how individuals can still follow their faith while living their dreams. Difficult but not impossible.

 This book is definitely worthy of five stars!!  Not your typical girl meets guy love story!!  Don't miss this adventure. 

This book was received as a gift. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own./

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