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The Quilter's Daughter

(Daughters of Lancaster County #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  2,526 ratings  ·  119 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Barbour Books (first published 2005)
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Oct 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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This was a very good sequel to The Storekeepers Daughter. It is the continuing story of the Fisher family, a hard-working, God-fearing Amish family and the Scotts, who live in Washington state. It is very interesting how their lives are connected, altho they do not know each other.

This is the story of Abby mainly. She is a quilter, and owns a quilt shop. She is engaged to Lester, who loves her dearly and they are engaged to be married. Abby goes to PA to be with her mother and new husband when M
When we left the Fisher family in ‘The Storekeeper’s Daughter’ Dad had refound love with Fannie Miller. Naomi had rekindled love with Caleb. And Zach (Jimmy) was growing up with his English family on the west coast. In ‘The Quilter’s Daughter’ we return to Fannie’s daughter back home in Ohio running the original quilt shop. And engaged to Lester. And missing her mom. Who happens to announce she’s pregnant. Needless to say Abby goes to Pennsylvania to help her mom and spend time with her new fami ...more
Shelly Ann
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the story line. Many of us are facing this situation in life today.
What should we be doing in our lives during bad times as Christians? This
teaches us that as Christians, we should trust God in the process of our
hurts and disappointments. (trials)... God wants us to trust in him through
every thing. Not to lean on what we feel or lean on people to help us.

We should also learn to talk about our hurts, no matter how bad it may be.
Though the character Abby was shocked and sadden by loosing t
Jeanie Mccarthy Pityinger
Feb 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book was just packed full! It was beautiful to see how the Lord healed her (Abby's) broken heart and had given him (Matthew) the patience to wait, and trust the Lord to work it out and He DID! My heart cries everytime I think of Zach, it was wonderful that his 'adopted' Mom became a Christian and started living for the Lord, and seeing how the Lord was working on Jim's heart - sad though, that he fought against the conviction of the Holy Spirit for his actions and instead grew bitter, ...more
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Abby runs a successful quilt shop and is engaged to a wonderful Amish man. But then duty calls. When she leaves her beloved shop and patient fiance to attend to her mother in need, a double tragedy strikes, shattering Abby's world in one fell swoop.

This is a book that is difficult to put down. Most of the time I forgot that Abby was Amish. It was more about commitments to our loved ones and when do we need to put ourselves first. This was a gripping novel and I really enjoyed reading it.
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was just as good a read as The Storkeeper's daugher, the 1st book in this series. The characters are real, likable, interesting, and so is the story line. The lifestyle of the Amish has always fascinated me. These books are good clean, and interesting.
Carolyn Sherry
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved the fact that this book picked up where The Storekeepers Daughter left off. Yet at the same time you could read it separately without feeling like you were missing something. Love Wanda Brunstetter.
Tasha enderby
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish
When you read the trilogy the second book is a must but it really was dry. I felt like the first story gave some great Clift hangers. My heart will always be tender for Zach and the simple fact he paid for the sins of his father. His life was nothing but easy the moment he was stolen.
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Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Note: Kristin reads and reviews both Christian and secular fiction on A Simply Enchanted Life . Out of respect for my readers, I am including a content review. This content review will help you decide whether this book is suitable for you.

Content Review:
Christian or Secular : Christin
Profanity: None
Sex&Violence : None
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 Sto
Lisa Birch
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Not enough quilting.

The ending... There wasn't really an ending.

Too much preaching, expectations, Jim being abusive to his wife and the pastor telling her just to set a good example?

Often a character would remember something or someone, next minute the aforementioned person would magically appear.

What happens to Rachel?!
This is actually the second in the series, and though it can be read stand alone because there are enough hints about the on-going kidnapping of the young Amish boy and the family who is raising him, not enough gaps are filled. The life of Abby and her struggle with grief and loss is the main part of the this book and it resolves itself by the end, but the story of Jim and Linda and their "adopted" son Jimmy is left at lose ends completely -- that's probably where the third book comes in and the ...more
Oct 19, 2013 rated it liked it
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Dec 15, 2012 rated it liked it
The book cover, blurb and title appealed to me and I was interested in the setting of the Amish community. However I found this book difficult to come to terms with. I learnt very little abut the Amish community and I continually had to ponder when was the book set. The emphasis on religious observations, the white bonnets of the women, whose lives were dominated by a relentless round of domestic tasks, whilst the men worked in the fields, made me think the setting was the late 19th century - un ...more
Mar 07, 2009 rated it it was ok
I almost gave up on this book; There are so many bible references sprinkled throughout the conversations that it seems unrealistic. There may be people who can quote any number of book, chapter and verse references without having a bible in their hand, but I felt as if I was being 'highjacked' and preached at, using the storyline as an excuse to 'Bible-bash me'. I only continued as it's the second book of three. The first one was not like that and I hope the third isn't. I probably won't read it ...more
Sep 16, 2011 rated it it was ok
This one was even more predictable than the last and the constant tragedies/accidents were just about too much for me. I also feel like the writer is repetitive in phrases which started driving me crazy by the end. And i don't agree with some of the doctrinal aspects in this one in particular. Despite all of this, I will read the rest of this series b/c she always leaves things open-ended and I do want to know what happens with these characters.
Jul 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is the story of Abby Miller, a young Amish girl who owns a quilt shop in Ohio. Her widowed mother, who moved to Pennsylvania and remarried a few years ago, discovers that she is pregnant with twins at the age of 47. Abby decides to travel to Pennsylvania to help her mother out until after the birth of the twins. During this time, Abby faces many trials that test her faith. This is a very heartwarming story and the second book in the Daughters of Lancaster County series.
An absolute delight as Brunstetter picks up where THE STOREKEEPER'S DAUGHTER left off. She continues to weave the storyline with Linda's and Jim's baby, and Jim's feelings of guilt along with the Fisher's continued hopes to find little Zach. THE QUILTER'S DAUGHTER adds dynamic, faithfilled, compelling characters all living out their simple lives in a variety of Amish Communities.”
cjhardy wrote this review Sunday, July 13, 2008. (
Kathy Barton
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a great little story - talks about the Amish life and religion and is about an Amish woman, Abby, that runs the Quilt shop in Berlin Ohio. She leaves to help her mother in Lancaster, Pa and tragedy strikes. I don't want to give up too much of the story. This is the second of a trilogy - but I did not read the book before it and I did not have any problems understanding what was going on....
Frances Cavallo
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was the 2nd book in the series...and it just kept me wanting to read more...I really did not want to put these books down!!! Wanda is a wonderful writer...and her knowledge of the Amish shared more...each time that she writes a new book!!! I just love her books and would recommend them to anyone who likes the Amish Fiction/Romance genre!!! Each one of her books are a gift!!!
Peggy Albert
Aug 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Peggy by: Brandi Stamper
Shelves: fiction, christian
Easy read. Enjoable story of Amish family life, and a young girls trials as she cares for others in her community. There is a blend of multiple story lines that eventually blend. I would have given more stars, however, the story ended without one of the major story lines being completed. It left me wanting to know, what happened?
Diane Large
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
After reading this book, I found out that it's the second in a series of three. I found the story very slow and confusing with the flip flopping between the characters. I hung in there because I wanted to see what happened to Jimmy, the kidnapped boy. I don't need to know bad enough to read the last book.
Laurie Mcclary
Dec 21, 2016 rated it liked it
This is the first book I have read in the Amish genre. Parts of it were as I imagined an Amish read to be and therefore predictable. However, I was not expecting the ending, thought it would be more conclusive. Instead, part of it was left up in the air giving the reader the opportunity to have the story end however they would like it to.
Katie Gouthro

A perfect second book for the Daughters of Lancaster County. Can't wait to see how the third one goes. I like that you get slightly introduced to the next character in the previous book. And I love that it revolves a lot around the Fischer family. I like how scripture is incorporated into it. Quite up lifting.
May 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
I found the story concept fascinating and the telling engaging. At times it felt a bit long, as if the story could end, but the actually ending felt out of place and rather abrupt. This was not a favorite of mine though I love and plan on reading many more books by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Jennifer Baxter
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book as much as the first if not more. I am excited to finish the 3rd and last book to this series. She writes the characters beautifully, and really makes me feel like they are standing right next to me. Loved it!
Toni J.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This second book in this series is simply outstanding. It made me a forever fan of Amish stories. I also became addicted to this author with how she writes the story like you ate right there with them experiencing everything that happens in this book. I really loved reading this book.
Jul 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
this book is about an Amish girl who leaves the Order to go "English". After a tragedy she returns to her family. Along with her she brings a secret that no one knows. When it is revealed she could lose everything.
Jan 21, 2016 rated it liked it
This series follows an Amish family through three generations, as they struggle through both difficult and happy times. The most interesting part of the books, in my opinion, was learning about the culture of Amish people, their togetherness, customs and how they live their daily lives.
Jul 06, 2014 rated it liked it
I like the way this writer writes, but there was not much about the romance of the couple that ends up getting married in this story. I would have liked more to their love story.
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