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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 theAbby 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 ashes of the past, in her love of quilting, or in the heart of an overlooked Amish man? Can her faith withstand the flames of tragedy? The Quilter's Daughter is book 2 in the Daughters of Lancaster's County series. Other books in the series include The Storekeeper's Daughter: Book 1 and The Bishop's Daughter: Book 3....

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The Quilter's Daughter Reviews

  • Jenny
    2019-05-17 12:36

    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 Mom becomes pregnant with twins. Just as Abby is planning to go back home because her Mom is feeling strong enough to take care of the babies herself, a tragedy occurs in Abby's life and it throws her into a deep depression.It takes Abby going across country to Washington state with her Mom's cousin and going through some things there to finally pull her out of the depression she's been in and finally she gets on with her life.I thoroughly enjoyed this book!! I am reading the 3rd sequel to this now, The Bishops Daughter. Wanda E. Brunstetter is an excelllent writer, and I would recommend this series of books to anyone that enjoys reading this type of story.

  • Fizzy
    2019-05-08 13:40

    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 family, leaving her ever too patient fiance back in Ohio. After the birth of the boys (yes Fannie has twins, spoiler?) Abby makes plans to return home after Thanksgiving and resume wedding plans. She never gets to make that trip to see Lester and plan their wedding. She makes the trip to say goodbye and attend his funeral instead. Meanwhile on the west coast Jimmy is growing up and his mom is slowly learning to let go a bit. It’s not helping her jacked up marriage but it is helping her grow as a human and find faith of her own.A lot happens in this book. Naomi and Caleb are now married with boplin. Fannie and Abraham are expanding their family. Abby is saying goodbye and learning how to live again, slowly and painfully. I enjoyed the continued interplay between Zach/Jimmy’s life and the Fishers. It give me hope that perhaps they will be reunited. The way their lives interplay like the Kevin Bacon game, just a step or two removed from them actually reuniting. The cliffhangers are killin’ me! I’m really starting to feel for Linda (you know, unwitting participant of the kidnapping). Jim, her husband, is the definition of toadnugget. I get it, the fear of getting caught can do a lot to change a person. What he did isn’t small stuff, ya know. But hateful is his middle name. She’s floundering trying to find the balance between protecting her child and letting him thrive. She’s making a friend, attending church, and even accepts salvation. I was a little put out though as her salvation experience is too quaint. You don’t figure it out that fast all on your own ya know? Especially for someone who has no background with church or faith.I loved this book. I still can’t stand Jim. Abraham is growing on me. Abby was a bit self-absorbed for a bit but she’s come around as well. I have hopes for her and Matthew. Naomi still struggles with her martyr complex but it’s getting better. I just hope the choice she’s made isn’t explosive. Guess I’ll have to wait to the next book. I need to find out how it all plays out and the cliffhangers can stop and actually give me answers. I need answers people! Answers!Originally published at

  • Shelly Ann
    2019-04-29 09:43

    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? Thisteaches us that as Christians, we should trust God in the process of ourhurts and disappointments. (trials)... God wants us to trust in him throughevery 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 two thingsclose to her. She also through herself into helping other's when sheshould have been helping herself get better to. It took her along time.Some things just would grasp her attention. Like little things that happenin life, or big may have to get our attention before we can move on. Really good story and I always learn from these ;)

  • Jeanie Mccarthy Pityinger
    2019-04-28 11:17

    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, angry, resentful. It's wild how the Lord works, by allowing Ginny to see Zach, and arranging it so that Zach's quilt was returned to his family.

  • Judy
    2019-05-21 08:19

    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.

  • Laurel
    2019-05-19 08:29

    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
    2019-05-19 10:20

    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.

  • Belinda
    2019-05-20 10:37

    A few interesting story lines in this novel, but as a stand alone I was a bit disappointed to find things were not resolved in the end. I am undecided if I will pursue additional novels in this series, as I found myself uncomfortable with the writing style.

  • Kristin
    2019-05-26 08:27

    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: ChristinProfanity: NoneSex&Violence: NoneTrigger 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 Storekeeper's Daughter leaves off. Naomi and her family are learning to cope with the loss of their baby brother, Zach. It's been five years since he was snatched from the front lawn.Naomi has since married and has children of her own. Her dat, Abraham has found love with a widow woman named Fannie.  This book mostly focuses on Fannie's daughter, Abby.I really don't know why it has taken me so long to pick up this series. It is unique in that we, the readers, know where baby Zach has ended up. But, I'm not entirely sure how his story is going to conclude. I never anticipated sympathizing with his "adoptive" family but his mother, Linda is as much as an innocent bystander in this as Zach. Her husband Jim? I can't stand him. I mean, really, I can't!I thought that Linda's faith was unbelievable at times. Unwavering, despite being a babe in Christ. But, I myself have seen miraculous transformations in a person when God touches their heart.Overall, I loved everything about this book. I felt for Abby when she lost her fiancé because he truly seemed like a great guy. I can't help but admit that I also secretly shipped her and Matthew from the start. Then I felt like maybe I caused her poor fiancé to die and felt rather guilty. Okay, I know that's crazy but this book just pulled me in!I would absolutely suggest this book to those that love Amish fiction.  As for myself, I can't wait to see what happens in book number three, The Bishop's Daughter. I have to admit though, I'm kind of sad that it will mark the end of the series.This review was originally posted on A Simply Enchanted Life

  • Lisa Birch
    2019-05-24 13:35

    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?!

  • Kirsten
    2019-05-15 14:39

    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 first as well. I would recommend trying to read them in order to get the full plot line. For a long while, I wondered why these two stories were intertwined as they never crossed paths beyond small characters, but later I did find's all connected through Jimmy who was kidnapped by Jim from Abby's step family -- probably in the first book of the Lancaster county series.That said, the characters are believable if a bit sweet. The story is a bit slow, but I kept wanting to read. The lives of the Amish are not overly examined (which compared to other ones I've read is kind of disappointing as I like to read about their way of life). Really the salvation of God in both the Amish and non-Amish is very much at the forefront of this book. This is truly a religious romance, though romance is really not part of it since SLIGHT SPOILER -- Abby lives without her love for most of the book for various reasons. Linda, Jim's wife, finds love with God and church but not with her husband....indeed their marriage is crumbling and seems to be getting worse as she goes through her ordeals. I think that the character of Jim seems a little extreme --- always grumpy and never a kind word to say to his wife or son. If he loved her enough to kidnap this boy and pretend he's adopted him legally, you'd think he'd at least make some effort to talk to her or interact with this son. Even if he's guilt-ridden, which is clear from the book and he's trying to hide it, you'd think he would be kinder and softer some of the time..especially when Linda needs him.Though I am satisfied with the way the book went, I am also rather dissatified. Characters are interesting, but the plot is left with holes right from the start. Hence, my advice start with the FIRST book in the Daughters of Lancaster County series. This is book 2.

  • Missy
    2019-05-13 13:25

    Well, I saw this at book sale. I like reading about Amish people. When, I first read the first couple chapters of the book. I thought, it will be 18 century or 19 century. It wasn't. It was 21 century. When Linda was on her cell phone. So, this Amish young lady name Abby Miller, is engage to Lester Mest. Then, she gets a letter from her mom. Her mom is pregnant. So, she travels to Pennsylvania. To help her mother's quilt shop. While her mom is taking easy, while being pregnant with child. Then, few chapters later they found out Fannie is pregnant with twins. Anyways, Abby is staying at her mother's place. She kept pulling off, of going back to Ohio, to be with her Fiance. Then, she gets a call from Lester's mom, that Lester had died in the fire. So, she went back to Ohio for the funeral for few days. Went back to Pennsylvania with her mom & step family. She kept her self busy, blame herself for Lester's death. Then, her mom & her mom's cousin Edna decide she go visit Edna's Sister-In-Law Elizabeth in Montana. So, she can have healing progress. This stranger lady, who she never met. Explain about why God, want her to be in Montana. What, I don't like this book. Is that this guy name Jim, kidnapped an 1 year old boy name Zach. (Who's name is Jimmy, he's 7 years old.) The writer should have written, that Jim got caught. Zach went back to his family. Jim went to jail. Linda, be able to visit or lived in the same state as Zach's family are at. The end of the book was to rush. Like the writer wanted to finish up the story. Some of the character irritated me, while reading their chapters. So, I gave it 3 stas. Just didn't like the story plot at all. But, I do like the scenery in the book. Wanted me go to Amish country for vacation, someday.

  • Susan
    2019-04-27 11:40

    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 - until I was brought up with a shock at mention of cell phones. I was also confused by frequent references to "English" visitors and "Englishers" - surely there could not be that many English visitors in the area? I eventually realised it must be the term used for those who were non-Amish. I stuck with the story and warmed to Abby in her situation with conflicts of commitment, duty and love. The sideline story of Linda and Jim was irriitating. frustrating and a bit incredible - we were left up in the air at the end, not knowing how this storyline developed. Despite these reservations I would be intersted in reading more in this series.

  • Jynx
    2019-05-16 07:29

    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 if it is, I'll flip to the last few pages just to see the ending.

  • Robin
    2019-05-17 12:44

    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.

  • Judy
    2019-05-25 15:42

    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.

  • Candace
    2019-05-08 07:31

    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
    2019-05-24 13:44

    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
    2019-05-15 14:26

    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
    2019-05-24 07:24

    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
    2019-05-14 07:35

    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
    2019-05-19 09:44

    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
    2019-05-23 07:36

    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.

  • LaShunda
    2019-05-05 09:23

    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
    2019-05-18 07:40

    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.
    2019-05-24 15:34

    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.

  • Sheri
    2019-05-12 08:46

    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.

  • Martina
    2019-05-20 10:17

    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.

  • Joy
    2019-05-15 07:26

    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.

  • Teri Pre
    2019-04-26 15:46

    Really good. Can't wait to read the next one.