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Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Goulds' The Amish Seamstress ~ Reviewed
Pages: 354 Binding Softcover Release Date Aug 1, 2013 Publisher Harvest House Publishers Series Women Of Lancaster County Series Number 4 ISBN 0736926267
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?
The Amish Seamstress is book 4 in The Women of Lancaster County, and it wraps up the series. In this book we learn about Izzy Mueller. She is a gifted caregiver and a talented seamstress, but she feels like she doesn’t fit in with her family. She is surprised when she realizes she’s in love with her best friend, Zed, who is Mennonite, and off to college to study film. Through different circumstances, she ends up caring for Zed’s dying grandmother, and finds herself becoming part of their family.
It had been a long time since I’d read the other books in this series, and was very excited to see how the story concluded. I enjoyed watching Izzy’s character grow, as she realized the areas she was truly gifted in, and began to trust the Lord with her future. It also great seeing characters from the earlier books come back into the story, and seeing how different loose ends came together. If you liked the other books in the series, you will love this one!