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The Bishop's Daughter (Daughters of Lancaster County #3)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  4,066 Ratings  ·  95 Reviews
Leona is Bishop Jacob Weaver's daughter and a dedicated teacher in a one-room Amish schoolhouse. After her father's tragic accident, Leona's faith wavers. How could God allow something like this to happen to one of His servants? Outlander Jimmy Scott comes to Pennsylvania in search of his real family. When he is hired to paint an Amish schoolhouse, Jimmy and Leona find the ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Barbour Books (first published July 1st 2006)
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Oct 25, 2010 Judy rated it really liked it
This book draws a nice conclusion to the Daughters of lancaster County series. Unresolved issues that carried over from the previous two books finally reach a climax in this installment of the triology. Leona Weaver, the Bishop's daughter, is dealing with a grieving heart and Jimmy Scott is trying to find out who he really is. Both of these subplots make for an interesting and inspiring story.
Jul 31, 2008 Charlotte rated it liked it
While the story itself was very good and well written, I was extremely disappointed in the ending. It happened so quickly and without much explanation. It was like the "line ride" that some cartoons have in their scripts. You're waiting and waiting, getting even more excited to see what's at the end of the line and then they tell you that the line was the ride and you're thinking, "What? That was it? How disappointing."
Jan 04, 2010 Terrah rated it it was ok
These books were nice to read while I was woozy in the hospital, but were a little melodramatic (3 fiances die, one baby kidnapped, one case of amnesia...).
Nov 12, 2008 Jenny rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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Feb 03, 2013 Susan rated it liked it
The third in the "Daughters of Lancaster County" and I was pleased to meet again Abraham, Naomi and Abby, with the key characters here their close friend's family of Jacob, Grace and Leona Weaver. The other strand of the book brought up to date the situation of Jimmy Scott, which I had found frustrating in the earlier books. I found this the most readable of the three books in the series. I felt involved with the characters, and learnt more abvout their Amish faith, as seen through outsider Jimm ...more
Oct 08, 2008 Averystoys rated it it was amazing
I found this entire series to be well-written, well-thought-out and quite enjoyable!
It is a NICE change from Beverly Lewis' story lines that all end in "become a Christian-leave the Amish faith".
In these stories, the answers are HOME, FAITH and FAMILY.
Nov 07, 2016 Tonya rated it it was ok
I was very unimpressed with the ending of this trilogy.

I starts off 11 years years after the second one ends. It felt like the author just wanted to get this over with and that's how I felt while reading it. This trilogy was very plot driven, it's hard to care for the characters when the only time you read about them is when they are complaining or dying(so many people die it's just ridiculous, most Amish books make me want to live the plain life but definitely not these ones). These were just
Mar 06, 2017 Elaine rated it it was amazing
What a great story! Leona's story is one of tragedy & unexpected roadblocks & she's given up on love & marriage. But God has a plan.
Sheila Lowe
Jan 15, 2017 Sheila Lowe rated it liked it
Loved the whole series.
Michelle Robinson
Wow I hate and despise this book for sooooo many reasons. It is hard to focus on just one.

First of all there a critical secret that comes up in conversation so often and EACH TIME the author contrives an interruption of the conversation so that the information is not shared and we are left waiting to see an important matter be resolved. IF you don't want to have charachters to aqctually share information or COMMUNICATE then fine but at some point the polot used to keep interrupting the conversat
Jan 09, 2015 Paula-O rated it really liked it
Series Daughter of Lancaster County, book #3"The Bishop's Daughter" by Wanda Brunstetter

I was happy to read the final book in this series wanting to know how would Jimmy Scott find out about himself, he had been kidnapped and thought he was adopted throughout the series to his parents Jim and Linda Scott.
This book tells the story of Leona Weaver who is a Bishop's daughter. the Bishop had been longtime friends with Jimmy's dad back when he was a baby named Zach. The kidnapping made a whole in th
Oct 20, 2009 Tara rated it it was ok
I read the first two books in this series and found them to be "just okay" for mindless entertainment by the pool. They passed the time without drawing me in enough to take my mind off the kids in the water. I picked up the third book and read a little here and there in waiting rooms, etc. The book was due back at the library by the time I'd made it halfway through. I intended to renew it, but I dropped it in the return box instead. Even though I wasn't finished, I couldn't bring myself to conti ...more
Diane U
Jun 22, 2010 Diane U rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Leona's faith is tested over and over again. She starts to question why God would let things these happen in her life. Then she meets Jimmy Scott, an Englisher, who is in Lancaster County searching for his real family. Jimmy learns that he is adopted on his twenty-first birthday and wants some answers. Upon his arrival in Lancaster, Jimmy takes a job as a painter with Jacob Weaver and starts to get to know the Amish community. Leona and Jimmy become close friends and start having forbidden feeli ...more
Jul 08, 2012 Alexxus rated it really liked it
The Bishop's Daughter is the third and final book in the three-part series called Daughters of Landcaster by Wanda E. Brunstetter.

Maybe something was wrong with my mood when I read the first book of this series, because the last two were significantly better in my opinion. Still think the writing was a bit bland and the characters still a bit underdeveloped. But, the series wasn't awful. I enjoyed the last book better than the other two.

I recommend this series to those who like an easy read an
This series finally ends with a satisfying if somewhat contrived conclusion. Again, author Wanda Brunstetter uses her novels as a witness to a Christian faith which illustrates that God is in charge. The characters in this series are not free from problems or troubles and must cope with unhappiness and tragedies, and yet their faith sustains them. An interesting story that is filled with Christian beliefs, God-fearing lectures, and biblical quotes. It was so much like being in church, I half exp ...more
Katherine Beaver
Feb 23, 2013 Katherine Beaver rated it it was amazing
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Feb 15, 2015 Becca rated it it was ok
Out of the entire series, this one seemed the most far fetched. With Abraham's non-godly response to the outsider, with the number of tragedies, with the over all scope it was inevitable. I completed the series, but this was somewhat disappointing to see how Abraham was so resistant to jimmy even when the community member found the birthmark. It took Jimmy wanting to be Amish to melt the crusty resolve-not the fact that he had been. Missing for 20 years. The faith of Abraham --or lack of it--in ...more
Becky Samples
Oct 11, 2013 Becky Samples rated it it was amazing
The Bishops Daughter is a wonderful love story that makes you feel a part of the family involved. Wanda Brunstetter is top notch writer. Any one can put smut on a page and get readers addicted but all of her books are wholesome and G rated. They hold your attention on the story line alone and keep you looking to the next book. This book is the third in the series. Each of her books stand on their own but even this series of three is hooked into another series with the same characters and family ...more
Mar 28, 2014 Colette rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish
Another predictably happy ever after Amish story, which is why I enjoy reading their stories as much as I do. This is the 3rd and last (?) in this series and following the people and relationships better may have occurred had I read the other books first. This book is about jimmy a young man stolen from his Amish parents and about the Amish people he meets in his search for the truth, who, it appears, must be the central characters in the first 2 books.
Jun 28, 2011 Odetta rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Odetta by: Talking Books
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May 30, 2015 Heatherhh rated it did not like it
As in the previous books, the author made heavy use of amazing coincidences and melodrama. But this book was missing the elements that compensated in the other two books. The characterization was more shallow with actions that didn't seem natural. This was possibly related to the surplus of different story lines going on, which necessitated constant flitting about. I didn't care about many of the characters. If the series hadn't ended here, I wouldn't have continued on.
Jan 31, 2012 Maam rated it did not like it
Worst one of the three. I am not sure why I finished it. Totally predictable storyline with shallow character development and horrible, syrupy dialogue full of cliches.

As an adoptive mom, the whole "real parent" stuff grated on my nerves.

Also, the constant interruptions that happened each time Jimmy was going to share critical information was ridiculous. Use some other plot device to keep the reader in suspense.

Definitely not a book I'd recommend.

Jan 09, 2013 JoDee rated it really liked it
The third book in the trilogy. It was good to finish the series as although the title character is the main focus, the book updates the lives of the other background characters who were featured in previous novels.

My only negative complaint is there is one theme that is repeated too often, the death of a boyfriend making room for new romance. Too often to be realistic.
Patricia Marvin Hilfiker
Feb 02, 2016 Patricia Marvin Hilfiker rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, it did end the story line of the Amish baby that was kidnapped in the first of the three books. So many times it came close to discovering who Jimmy was but then there was always an interruption making the reader wondering how it was going to end. My only regret is that this is the last book of this series.
May 25, 2013 Sara rated it really liked it
I wasn't as thrilled with this one as the other two. It's still pretty good, which is why I gave it four stars (I really wanted to give 3.5), but after reading the other two books in the trilogy, this one came across as rather predictable and fell somewhat flat. It is definitely a necessary part of the story arc, but was also seemed to be copycatting the first two books in many ways.
Dec 01, 2008 Alisa rated it liked it
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Aug 19, 2015 Deanna rated it liked it
I did not like the ending. It seemed like she said - Oh I have to get these guys together and finish this book so she did it in the last few chapters and epilogue. I read the other books in the series just to see if they find their kidnapped brother then in was anti-climatic to have it written in this way
Dec 15, 2009 Kayla rated it it was amazing
This series has been one of the most inspiring and uplifting books I've read. (Just the kind of book I love!) This last book pulled everything together from the other two and leaves you knowing "all things come together for the good of those who love God" Romans 8:28. (Which is sooooo true!) I look forward to reading other books by this author.
Dec 04, 2012 Gina rated it really liked it
The third book of the trilogy follows Leona Weaver. After losing her fiancee Leona thinks she can hide her heart and never love again, that teaching is her path in life. An accident and Englisher make her question how God could turn his back
Jan 21, 2016 Martina 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.
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A nationally recognized authority on the Amish community, Wanda E. Brunstetter has sold more than seven million copies of her fiction and nonfiction books. Wanda enjoys an uncommon kinship with the Amish and continues to visit their communities throughout the country. Her books have won numerous awards and topped several bestselling charts.
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