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The Amish Seamstress

(Women of Lancaster County #4)

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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. A
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by Harvest House Publishers
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ReadAlongWithSue
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
A quaint little story.

I hadn’t realised at the time it was part of a series and it does matter.

I enjoyed it.
Shirley Chapel
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish-fiction
The authors captured my heart with this warm hearted novel . Book four of The Women of Lancaster County. It took this reader a few chapters to be drawn into the story but then I became so captivated that I actually found myself sharing the feelings of insecurity, apprehension and betrayal that the main character Izzy Mueller experienced. It had been a while since I had made my way back into this series. The writers bought me up to date and I was soon able to get reunited with the characters and ...more
Mayda
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish, romance, christian
Izzy and Zed have been friends for a long time, but a deeper relationship seems unlikely, since she is Amish and he is Mennonite. Izzy is having a difficult time deciding what she should do with her life. She is training to be a caregiver, but has some issues with it. Zed is preparing for college, and seems to be distancing himself from Izzy. But this story is more than a mere romantic tale. Central to the tale is the backstory of Izzy’s family history and the part her ancestors played in the mi ...more
Irene
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been fortunate to have read some really good books lately. From The Munich Girl to The Girl FROM the Train, and now this amazing story. I have always like Amish stories. They are such God-loving people, you can learn from hearing their stories. This one was one we can all relate to in so many ways from living to dying to loving, family and friends. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
Rhonda Gayle
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Women of Lancaster County series has been one of my favorite Amish reads of late! I love following the lives of these Amish and Mennonite young women and their families as they discover secrets about their families and along the way, their own selves! It is very intriguing to me that Izzy does not feel that she "fits" with her family. She feels as though she doesn't belong and yet, she feels completely connected and comfortable with Zed and his family. But Zed is a Mennonite and she is Amish ...more
Caroline
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This would have been another 5-star rating, but as important as all the history was to the story, I found it boring.
Deborah
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 u
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Ashley.H
Jul 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
I have to say, I am starting to loose hope when it comes to this author. I was a huge fan of her mystery series " The Trouble with Tulips" and " The Million Dollar Mystery series." However, this latest series has gone from fair to just plain dull. Much like the previous novel I found myself bouncing between boredom and annoyance with the characters, which caused me to develop a bit of apathy in the process. This story much like the previous one, stars a young girl who is in love but not sure wha ...more
Janice
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have read this 4th book in the Lancaster Women series on the Kindle

I think this was the best one yet i really enjoyed the parts of the history being told in the story as well as Issy & Zeb interaction & how family can be as the story goes along

I couldn't put this one down & would recommend it especially if you have read the other 3 books as then you would follow the people much easier i would give this more stars if i could

I have read the other 3 in the series which are The Amish Midwife, The
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Juanita
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Review: The Amish Seamstress by Mindy Starns Clark. 3.5★’s 06/06/2017

This book was an enjoyable read and the last of The Women Of Lancaster Series #4. This book can be read alone without the series. What I can say about Amish families is that they are wonderful people, caring, and serious about their faith. However, this book was different Amish books that I have read. This community is a combination of Amish and Mennonite families living in a more modern world. Creating mystery and details of t
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Rachel Brand
Apr 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Izzy Mueller has never felt like she properly fitted into her Amish family, and she’s forced to make some tough decisions about her future her confusion seems to mount. Although everyone tells her that she’s a gifted caregiver, she also loves sewing, particularly costumes for her Mennonite friend, Zed Bayer’s, films. Her friendship with Zed always seemed simple, but now that she’s nearing adulthood and Zed is planning to study film-making at a Mennonite college, Izzy realises that her feelings f ...more
Edward Arrington
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Readers met Izzy and Zed in a previous book in the series. Now they are a few years older and their friendship has continued. Izzy has grown up in the Amish church but Zed grew up as a Mennonite. If you have read about the Amish, their children are expected to grow up, join the church, and marry in the Amish faith. Is this based on the biblical teaching that believers should not be unequally yoked with unbelievers? What happens when an Amish young person is attracted to someone who is not Amish? ...more
Lorraine Anton
A good love story about faith and history.

I really enjoyed Izzy and Zeds story.

She was undecided about her career, whether to be a caregiver or a seamstress. She was good at both.

Zed and Izzy have been friends for years.
He is a Mennonite, who chooses to go to a Mennonite college.
Izzy is Amish, what will happen with their relationship?

See and read it for yourself.
I liked the ending.


# 35 2020 Bookhoarders challenge (in the bonus section) Over 475 Pages
this one is 543 pages
Simone
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fourth book in a series beginning with "The Amish Midwife" which I believe won a Christy award. These two authors knock it out of the park with this series! I have read all four and am looking forward to book #5 coming out in a few months! Romance, history, intrigue, faith and etc. You can't go wrong with this amazing series! One of the best written Amish inspirational fiction book series I have read. Loved it!
onairlady2001
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this!

Well written , (as are their other books) I really enjoyed this story. Like any really good book, you don't read, you fall into the story, and I did fall into this. I felt very much a part of this family and community. The women's family relationships really resonated with me. Loved it!
Cindy Hill
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very fitting for the current state of events. 2020 lead to great unrest between whites and blacks. As in the book.....between redskin and whites. So much animosity and for what reason. Dear Lord...Please lead to live together in the world in which you created for us. Red and Yeallow Black and White, We are precious in your sight. Amen
cindy massey
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lancaster County's wonderful women

I am not really good at writing reviews; but this series just got better and better and I am so sad book 5 isn't here. I am beginning to feel I have become part Amish and Mennonite.
Elizabeth Fox
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
At the beginning I was concerned it was a little too slow for me, but once I got into it I could not put it down. Such a touching story, and full of learning to lean and rely on God, and putting it all down before Him and have Him guide us.
Michele
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Izzy grows from an insecure girl to a strong woman in this book. I like how the characters develop and their stories intertwine
Anne Willoughby DeSart
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish-books
Fun book. Somewhat predictable story line but enjoyable.
Rena
Nov 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: free-reading
Izzy Mueller struggles through many things but mostly she struggles with her love for Zed Bayer - Ella's brother. Great read.
Mary Harshey
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great

Really loved the book can't wait to see what happens with the family next another wonderful book can't wait for more
Heidi Matheson
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have so loved being a part of these characters' lives for 4 books now. Love the story lines. Love the historical content. Looking forward to the next one.
J.C. Morrows
"The Amish Seamstress" is the fourth book in The Women of Lancaster County series by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould.

I started reading the first book in this series (The Amish Midwife) some time ago and I could not make myself finish it.

[Just to clarify:
at the time, I was quite frustrated by a very angry book (another that I was reading at the same time) that I quickly decided to stop reading once I became aware of the problem.]

Since then, a dear friend has convinced me that this series is w
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Jalynn Patterson
Dec 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
About the Book:

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
...more
Laura
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: THE AMISH SEAMSTRESS
Authors: Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
Publisher: Harvest House
August 2013
ISBN: 978-0736926263
Genre: Amish

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
...more
Wendy Hines
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me a bit to warm up to Izzy. She's a loner, which I found odd, with her being Amish. Most Amish seem to enjoy family and community. But Izzy likes to be left alone with her sewing and handiwork. She takes on an outside job as a caregiver but when her patient dies, Izzy flips out. She decides that it isn't for her and asks God to show her another path. She enjoys the time she spends with Zed while he's filmmaking. She used to care for his father, who died of cancer. But Zed is off to Gosh ...more
Veronica
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I haven't read the first three books in this series, but I was glad to see that it worked well as a stand-alone, though characters from the other books are featured a lot. I liked Izzy and Zed and found the aspect of filmmaking interesting, especially for an Amish girl to be involved! Since the story's told in the first person, you really get to know what Izzy's thinking, which I like, but not anyone else, which I don't. I could relate to her confusion over her job when she feels like she can't ...more
Laura
Feb 12, 2016 rated it liked it
I haven't read the first three book in this series but will most likely go back and read them at a later date.

I loved how the two authors Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould showed the different sides of Izzy Mueller who we first meet when she is going to school to be a caregiver and left because she couldn't handle the death of one of the persons being cared. She didn't see herself as a caregiver but circumstances kept forcing her into this field. She discovered that in taking care of her clien
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Kate
Oct 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was intrigued by the relationship that Zed and Izzy had started to form at the end of Ella's story. I was glad to see that we got to see what happened next for Izzy and Zed.
I appreciated that Izzy was trying to follow God's leading for her life, even if it meant she wasn't going to have the dreams of her heart. I also appreciated that she was willing to do hard things, even though she was very unsure about her emotional ability to care for someone at the end of life.
Since this story was told f
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