Friday, December 27, 2013

The Amish Seamstress

Authors: Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
Publisher: Harvest House
August 2013
ISBN: 978-0736926263
Genre: Amish

Bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould provide an unexpected surprise in The Amish Seamstress, Book 4 in the Women of Lancaster County series, which tells the stories of young Amish women as they explore their roots, connect with family, and discover true love.

Izzy Mueller is an exceptional listener and gifted caregiver. She's also a talented seamstress. As the young woman sits with her elderly patients, she quietly sews as they share their stories. She's content with her life until circumstances reconnect her with someone she once loved. Zed Bayer, a Mennonite, is not what her family is hoping for in a spouse, and his creative interest in filmmaking is definitely at odds with her Amish upbringing.

As Izzy is swept up again in Zed and renews her friendship with his sister, Ella, she begins to ask questions about her own life--her creative longings and historical interests, her relationships and desire for romance, and most importantly, her faith. What is the path God has for her? Can she learn from the past of both her family's and Zed's--or must she forge a completely different future of her own?

AN AMISH SEAMSTRESS is book four in The Women of Lancaster County series by this talented dual. It is written in Mindy Starns Clark’s distinctive style, more telling than showing, but as a reader I don’t seem to mind. I fell in love with Zed just as much as Izzy did. He is a dear. Izzy is a talented seamstress and caregiver, much in demand as both. I enjoyed getting to know much of these characters. Fairly predictable, but still a great read. 4.5 stars rounded up to 5. $13.99. 368 pages. 

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