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Lilly's Wedding Quilt (Patch of Heaven #2)

4.31  ·  Rating Details ·  924 Ratings  ·  103 Reviews
Handsome, headstrong Jacob offers Lilly his hand in marriage, but his heart belongs to someone else.

While Lilly Lapp has loved Jacob for years, she wouldn't compete with Sarah King, the woman Jacob was determined to marry. But when Sarah marries another, Jacob spontaneously agrees to wed Lilly.

Lilly divides her time between teaching the local Amish children and caring for
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 28th 2011 by Thomas Nelson (first published 2011)
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Rachel Brand
If there’s such a thing as edgy Amish fiction, Kelly Long is undoubtedly the queen of it. The second novel in her Patch of Heaven series features the conventional “marriage of convenience” plot that many romance readers adore, transported into the world of the Amish. After a convoluted series of events, Lilly Lapp finds herself married to the boy she’s adored since childhood, Jacob Wyse. But Jacob is still pining after his childhood love, Sarah, and Lilly isn’t keen on competing with the image ...more
Jun 02, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing
Author: Kelly Long
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
March 2011
ISBN: 978-1-59554-871-9
Genre: Inspirational/Amish/romance

Jacob Wyse has loved Sarah King for years, but she is marrying another. On the way to Sarah’s wedding, Jacob steals another man’s horse, and is shot in the arm for his efforts. The police are hot on his trail. And the person who comes to his aid is none other than the Amish school teacher. A woman Jacob has never noticed.

Lilly Lapp has loved Jacob Wyse for as
Nov 07, 2011 Kav added it
I think Long fried my brain with her sizzling passages so I'm not quite sure I can make this review a coherent one. It was emotionally engaging from the very first page. We hurdle into Lilly and Jacob's story in a powerful way. Long doesn't ease us into their story, she catapults us into the middle of it! And from then on it's an emotional roller coaster ride with an incredible deep layer of faith to support it.

What will melt your heart (and a good number of your bones as well) is the interplay
Mar 14, 2011 Norma rated it really liked it
This is my second time reading an Amish romance. I have to say that I was thoroughly caught up in the story from the first page.

The writing style stayed true to the culture being portrayed in this story. The characters were wonderfully described. I could picture myself standing amongst them.

Jacob’s had one true love and her name was Sarah. However, she married another man. This caused Jacob’s heart to break. He didn’t want another woman. He only wanted Sarah.

Lilly had no desire to love or marry
This Amish story was heads above the other Amish stories I've either read or tried to read. The characterization was extremely well done. You really knew both Jacob and Lilly and cared what happened to them. It was a beautiful story of two people learning to love each other. Neither was perfect but they were good together. Although Jacob started out the marriage loving another woman he was always kind to his wife. The level of Christian preaching at you was very light. I felt like it was a ...more
Sue Laitinen
Jun 29, 2011 Sue Laitinen rated it it was amazing
Lilly's Wedding Quilt is one of the best books I've read. Kelly Long is a master in writing and it genuinely reflects in this book. Definitely my new favorite author! Great book, I highly recommend it.
Jan 06, 2014 Susan rated it it was amazing
Very good book. Lilly has loved Jacob ever since they were in school, but Jacob has only had eyes for Sarah. On the day that Sarah is marrying another man, Lilly finds Jacob injured in a barn. He has stolen a horse that has been abused and was shot while doing it. When they show up together at the wedding eyebrows are raised, especially when Lilly claims Jacob was with her to protect him from arrest. To protect Lilly's reputation, Jacob announces their engagement and they marry soon after. Now ...more
Mar 17, 2011 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Well this book starts out with a literal bang! When someone steals and Englisher's horse and is shot in the process, I would have never guessed the thief would have turn out to be an Amish man!

Twenty-three year old school teacher Lilly Lapp is a practical amish schoolteacher that loves her job,surrounded by children all day she still feels alone. She lives with her mom, but since her mother is suffering from depression, she stays in her darkened room most days while Lily tends to her. On the da
Jul 15, 2011 Trea rated it really liked it
Shelves: challenges-2011
For most of you that don’t know, I’ve recently returned to Christianity. With that return, I’ve noticed that my reading tastes have once again changed, as I am reading more Christian Fiction/Romance than I used to. I’ve even challenged myself to read 100 of these types of books by end of year and I just got started in May!

I’ve also signed up on, a website that looks for readers to review books that publishers put out to them. As this is one of the places where I said I would post a
Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Apr 07, 2011 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly (Cafinated Reads) by: NetGalley
Wow! I am already an Amish lover but I must say that if I wasn't, this book right here; this book with it's wonderful message and sweet plot line, would have had me HOOKED on Amish novels for life. Kelly Long takes her skills as an English author and blends them with her knowledge of the Amish, to create a novel for her readers that is unlike any other. Oh sure, it's Amish. There are lots of Amish novels out there (all of them good!). There are lots of Amish authors out there. But Kelly's novels ...more
Bonnie (Words at Home Blog)
Mar 09, 2011 Bonnie (Words at Home Blog) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
Jacob is in love with a woman whom he cannot have, and Lilly’s life has been devoted to caring for her mother and teaching the children in their community. Jacob and Lilly had grown up together but never thought of the possibility of a relationship, until a series of unlikely events throws the two together. They impulsively decide to marry as a way to protect Jacob and save Lilly’s reputation and so begins the story of their courtship – after their marriage.

Issues of trust, kindness and compassi
Mar 14, 2011 Abbie rated it it was amazing
Lilly is heading to Sarah and Grants wedding when a sudden rain storm hits and she seeks cover in a barn where Jacob is hiding out recovering from being shot after he stole a English mans horse. From here the adventure begins. Will Jacob over come his past feeling for Sarah and find true love? Will Lilly be able to deal with her depressed mother as well as becoming a wife? Read this great book to find out!

I loved this book! I had trouble putting it down. I love when a book starts out strong and
Jan 26, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it
Lilly's Wedding Quilt is the story of Lilly Lapp the local Amish school teacher and Jacob Wyse the handsome horse breeder from her community. When an incident of chance brings them together, together they may need to stand to survive the afternoon. Jacob is mending a broken heart. Lilly isn't looking for love. Jacob offers his hand in marriage to Lilly, while his heart belongs to another. Lilly has a comforter's heart, taking care of her mother, the children of the community, and rises to help ...more
Mar 29, 2011 Ruth rated it liked it
This sequel to Sarah's Garden (my review) is a heartwarming romance between two people who aren't sure they are worthy of being loved. Much of the book is a dance--they grow closer and then something happens to push them apart; yet, in the end... I liked the way Long made Lilly afraid of horses, and Jacob afraid of reading; each needed the other to teach him/her.

I enjoyed reading some of the descriptions of Amish culture--how they celebrate Christmas, wedding customs, and how they take care of
Diane U
Jul 25, 2011 Diane U rated it it was amazing
Lilly and Jacob announce their engagement as a reason to avoid getting into trouble for being alone and barging into Sarah's wedding. Lilly has had her eye on Jacob but Jacob has only had eyes for Sarah. As they follow through and get married, Lilly faces several challenges with the most important one being earning the love of her husband. As the story progresses, they learn more about each other and their marriage becomes a true marriage.

I found this book to be a great continuation of the Patch
Jan 15, 2012 Paula-O rated it it was amazing
This is Book #2 in Kelly Long's A Patch of Heaven Novels, "Lilly's Wedding Quilt". I loved the story of Jacob and Lily, each needed someone new in their lives but did not realize that they would be anything other then friends at the beginning.
Jacob is a very prosperous Horse Breeder and while out one day lets himself get carried away when he sees a horse being mistreated, so "He stole it". He didnt give much thought to the idea just did it. He got himself shot and had folks out looking for a ho
April Suter
Aug 15, 2011 April Suter rated it really liked it
After getting engaged in a most unconventional way, Lilly and Jacob find a way to define their relationship with each other and God. What really is love? When does it begin?

Lilly says in page 33 "I like quilting. I don't have time for it much anymore, but I used to love taking secondhand fabric scraps and making something beautiful from them. If Derr Herr (God) gives us the ability to do that with pieces of cloth, how much more of a gift does He give us to patch scraps of lives together to bring
Anna Hakopian t (-_-t)
Oct 26, 2015 Anna Hakopian t (-_-t) rated it really liked it
Shelves: february-2015
This was better than the usual Amish romances I've read. It has drama, unrequited love, and lingerie store. I will get to the lingerie part of the story.

So this is kind of a continuation from the first book, but with different characters. Jacob Wyse can't get over Sarah King married Englischer Grant Williams. His reaction is to steal a horse and impulsively marry Lilly Lapp. Lilly always had her eye on Jacob but his heart belonged to Sarah. Fate happens and they get caught into an unexpected co
Maureen Timerman
Feb 28, 2011 Maureen Timerman rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-read
This is the story of the right people finding Love. What starts out as a wedding for Jacob' Wyse's unrequited love to Sarah King and Grant Williams. He and Lilly Lapp are thrown together in the middle of a bad rain storm. They end up together while Lilly tries to protect Jacob, and Jacob defends her honor. Lilly is the local school teacher and Jacob runs a Horse farm with his family. I loved the interaction between Jacob and his brother Seth….whom according to Jacob is a "tortured soul!"
Lilly ha
Aug 25, 2011 Tammy rated it it was amazing
With Lilly Lapp being in love with Jacob, who has had his eyes and heart sat on Sarah King for as long as he can remember is hard for Lilly. But it is even harder for Jacob when it is time for Sarah to marry. This is when Jacob gets himself into some trouble and this is also the time when he and Lilly start their friendship.

Their quick words and not so smart thinking gets them into a bit of a bind as they unexpectedly announce their engagement to cover up Jacob's overnight disappearance. In orde
Cheryl Baranski
Mar 05, 2014 Cheryl Baranski rated it it was amazing

Lilly’s Wedding Quilt review. Book by Kelly Long


This is the most wonderful story of unexpected love and courtship.
This book had me glued to it from the beginning to the end.
Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

This is the Story of Lilly Lapp and Jacob Wyse.
Lilly is a teacher who lives at home with her mother.
He father has passed away. Her mother struggles with
his passing. Lilly not only works as a teacher,
she takes care of her mam and their home.
Jacob is in love wit
Mar 23, 2011 Mary rated it it was amazing
I have been unpatiently waiting for this 2nd book in this series. I have to say, out of all the new Amish Fiction writers out there, SHE IS AWESOME! I cant wait for the next one and hope it isnt as long a wait as this one was. HINT!!!!! This story had so many different elements in it , that you were interested throughout the whole book, each page had something new and interesting to hold your attention. I read this in one day, and I read LOTS OF BOOKS, but this one was exceptional in all ways. ...more
Feb 24, 2013 Beth rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Beth by: Rachel Brand
Wow. This was really good. I never expected the story to be so deep and relevant and romantic. It certainly wasn't perfect by any means, but I read it in a little over two days and hated to put it down. I don't usually care for Amish set stories, but Long's story is grittier and more real than the ones I've read in the past. It was tastefully tantalizing, and I definitely want to read more of Long's books!
Tina Watson
Apr 05, 2011 Tina Watson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011-read
Loved the story. Enjoyed all the emotions that Kelly Long used in the book.
Cant wait for book three to come out and read what happens next.

Chapter 45-47 couldnot help but laugh at Jacob and Seth.
Vicki Adderholdt
This was a wonderful story of love and marriage in a small Amish community.
Jacob Wyse loves Sarah King and has his whole life. He always thought she would be his wife until Grant Williams, the new Veterinarian moved to town. On Grant and Sarah's wedding day Jacob steals a horse that's being beaten and is shot. Lilly Lapp is trying to get to the wedding when it starts to sleet and she is freezing and her horse is freezing so she takes shelter in the Zook's barn. She finds a wounded Jacob and the
Oct 14, 2016 Rosemary rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent book. There is a lot of angst but a very lovely ending.
Feb 05, 2013 Kristin rated it it was amazing
Lilly’s Wedding Quilt is book two in in the Patch of Heaven series by Kelly Long. I have enjoyed this series so much that I devoured the first three books in just a few days’ time. I am really hoping that there will be more books in the series. Kelly Long has a way of drawing you in with her vivid writing. It is, in my opinion, a little more spine tingling in the romance department. However, it isn’t trashy. It is very tasteful and yet deliciously enticing. It is the right amount of romance with ...more
Another Amish Fiction book for today.

A beautiful story, a wonderful series. Today's book is

Lilly's Wedding Quilt by Kelly Long

Lilly's Wedding Quilt is the second book in Kelly Long's series A Patch of Heaven.

I reviewed the first book, Sarah's Garden, back in January as it was the group read for Fans of Amish Fiction on GoodReads in January.

You can read my review of Sarah's Garden here.

I received an advance review copy of Lilly's Wedding Quilt from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I am
Jul 18, 2016 Kathryn rated it liked it
Surprising. I never normally read romance novels and never an Amish one at that (I didn’t even know this was a subgenre until I discovered this novel), and therefore, though the novel’s summary appealed to me, I did not expect to really enjoy this novel. At the start I thought this would be a two star read, however by the end of the novel I it was a firm high three star read. The start was very off putting – the marriage of convince plotline was only there to move the plot along and was a bit ...more
Aug 03, 2011 Katie rated it really liked it
This was my first book by Kelly Long and I really enjoyed the story and settings. Jacob and Lilly's struggles were very realistic and the reader can't help but feel their pain. The story opened up with a gripping start--a horse thief in the Amish community--and continued to get better as the story progressed. I always love reading how two people grow to love and respect one another after a marriage of convenience or forced marriage, and the story in Lilly's Wedding Quilt did not disappoint me!

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