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The Amish Quilter

(Women of Lancaster County #5)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  236 ratings  ·  65 reviews
A gifted young quilter... a successful artist... the life-changing revelation that threatens to tear them apart...

Linda Mueller lives an orderly, uneventful existence, content to divide her time between creating the beautiful quilts for which she is known and working at an Englisch fabric shop.

Idealistic to a fault, Linda has never found a man worth marrying—until she meet
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Harvest House Publishers
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Maureen Timerman
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I enjoyed this story, and it is actually a few stories in one, and then it circles to include each one.
What does quilting and artistic painting have to do with one another, well that is what the author is about to show us as this story unfolds. There is a bit of sadness, a little romance, and an unfolding family mystery, that comes to light. Our main character Linda, seems to oblivious to a lot that goes on around her, especially concerning her family and community, and secrets that others have
Shirley Chapel
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish-fiction
The Amish Quilter wraps up Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Goulds Women of Lancaster County series. There are five books to this series. One nice thing about long series is that readers can really get the opportunity to know the characters well. I always like when fictional characters become more like friends.
In The Amish Quilter the main character is Linda Mueller. She comes from a large family of siblings and she is the youngest girl in the family. Linda has always felt inferior to her older si
Rating: 4.5/5

This is a delightful Amish romance in which Linda, a gifted quilter, discovers that life just isn’t as perfect as she dreams of and has lots of surprises along her way to finding happiness.

Linda Mueller is the youngest daughter in the Mueller family but hates being referred to as “Little Sister” as some of her older siblings fondly refer to her. She’s very idealistic and struggles to accept anything - or anyone - who doesn’t meet the standards she aspires to. She is also quite quick
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this newest novel by Leslie Gould.
It does start out slow but then when you keep reading it gets better and better until before you know it , the book is over with! I boo hooed when I realized I was finished with it.
This is a great story about family heritage and why things happened the way the did.
I ask myself this all the time. Have you ever wondered where your family is from or where you came from? Since I'm adopted I have no idea. I do know that my adopted family on my dad
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenge-2018
I must have picked up this book and put it down three times but I could not resist the story drew me in and I had to know more.

Linda is the youngest of several and has a hard time not feeling invisible. Her life is very ordered. She lives on a farm and works in the local quilt shop. She also happens to be a very talented quilter. Her life was the same every day until Isaac moves in with his Aunt who lives close by and she begins to take an interest in her father's side of the family , then every
Gail Hollingsworth
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book touched me in a very personal way. Except for the being Amish part, I found my younger self relating to Linda and her idealized ideas of how her life should be. Linda was certain she was doing what she thought God wanted for her life but she really wasn't paying close attention to Him. Lives aren't perfect, life can get very messy and nothing is ever ideal. God works with our idealistic ideas and uses others to help us really see what is what.
I enjoyed the creative aspect of the story
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, amish-genre, 2018
Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould pieced together a beautiful story with multiple characters and story lines that brought about an unexpected lovely tale. Linda Mueller and Isaac Mast were characters with talents using art in painting and quilting. When there quest to find answers to Linda’s grandmother’s history brought history to life as Isaac showed her around Philadelphia. Will their search bring satisfaction and more hurt to their lives and family? These two authors know how to interweave ...more
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Amish Quilter is a beautifully written inspirational romance. I loved the plot and the setting. I have read Ms Clark’s book before but the other author was new to me and I enjoyed the writing. I highly recommend this book.
May 31, 2018 rated it liked it
The Amish Quilter was just an okay read for me. I had a hard time getting into at times. I give it 3 stars.
Carolyn Vandine West
Linda, the little sister in her family thinks she will never marry. That is until she meets Isaac, but when she finds out he was married before somehow it just changes her feelings for him. When she finds an old family secret it brings them together trying to find how the puzzle fits together. Don’t miss this one I think my favorite one of the set.
One of my favorite series. This pair of authors knows how to set the stage and pull you through the story so you keep wanting more. Sad to see it end
Pam Pavkov
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Amish Quilter is the fifth novel written by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould in their The Women of Lancaster County series. This book simply put is AMAZING. I loved the storyline and theway it all came together. I loved the journey that Linda and Isaac took to put to rest some unanswered questions about Linda's family tree and especially her Great Gramma Nettie.

There is a mystery woven throughout this story that will not only have you guessing as to what happened and where the truth lied.
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this on the kindle

I really enjoyed this one it is not your typical Amish one
Linda is trying to find out about her grandmother with help from Isaac who is an artist himself
She is falling for him but find out something in his past & she feels like she can't consider him as a husband
She finds out about secrets or at least things she doesn't know about I won't say more because I could spoil it
Which all makes this different from the run of the mill Amish books
May 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First off I have to say that Chip MacGregor should be given an award or medal or maybe even have a statue put up in his honor. Why? He's the mastermind behind the awesome writing duo of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. I can't imagine (nor do I want to) a world without stories by these two. So a big THANK YOU from this reader to Mr. MacGregor for bringing together two great authors and giving us readers fantastic stories such as The Amish Quilter.

I enjoyed this story. I thought it started of
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Linda Mueller lives an orderly, uneventful existence, content to divide her time between creating the beautiful quilts for which she is known and working at an Englisch fabric shop.
Idealistic to a fault, Linda has never found a man worth marrying—until she meets Isaac Mast, a newcomer to Lancaster County and a talented painter. As they bond over their respective crafts, Linda is drawn to Isaac's kind ways, humble spirit, and intriguing personality, and soon the seams of her carefully-constructed
Ellen White
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Light, patterns and textures of the landscape in Lancaster County Linda would love to make into quilts, the artistic and English quilts she makes. They say I am a perfectionist, that’s why I haven’t found a suitor yet. Issac new to the area, a painter, now doing houses, since his art work was new to people here, and selling was slow. Seeing his work and the passion and emotion that reflected from them. How do I tell him how good they are.
Powerfull story of family secrets of a young woman not be
Angela (Kentuckybooklover) Brocato-Skaggs
Linda may be the "Little Sister" of the family but she knows what she wants when it comes to a husband and family or so she thinks. As Linda explores her creativity in making quilts she learns of her grandmother's artistic painting ability that was frowned upon so many years ago.

Issac has moved the area to take care of an aging relative and build his home painting business. He has a talent of his own with a paintbrush and canvas. He agrees to help Linda look into her family's past but the close
Anne Rightler
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Amish Quilter is written by the dynamic team of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. I have read their Cousins of the Dove series and had high expectations for this stand-alone novel. I was not disappointed. The synergy is wonderful and a beautiful story is the result. Linda, idealistic, perfectionist, and sometimes just out of the loop with what is going on around her, is sure that she will never find have a husband and family. Isaac, a young man who spent several years living in the Englis ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fascinating book that was hard to put down! I love anything to do with genealogy so following Linda on this journey as she tries to find out about her grandmother's past, her art and why she stopped painting was so interesting. I love that family members Linda's family has been out of touch with for years or that Linda's never even met come back into their lives. I liked Linda for the most part but I did feel she was somewhat immature and I felt a little impatient and frustrated with ...more
Kay Defreese
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I saw that this book was available on Netgalley I knew I just had to read it. I love the team writing of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould. I've yet to read a badly written book by this team. They work together to produce a well-written story. This book is 5th in the Women of Lancaster series. It's been over four years since the last novel in this series. Some of the characters from previous books make an appearance in this one such as Izzy Mueller and her husband Zed. Izzy is the sister ...more
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I want to say that I really enjoyed this Amish novel. It's unusual in itself.
I say this because of how the story takes shape.
The author shows us that even Amish people have skeletons in their closets too.
Sometimes that can be bad and it can be good! Either way it all comes out in the wash so to speak in some form or another.
I love history. I wish I could trace my family history back like Linda did.
I've tried but have come to a dead end. So, this makes me think that my case is a closed case ado
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These two authors are quilters of words!! Together they stitch the words together to develop a fantastic story of a wonderful young lady who manages to use her talents alongside a talented painter to find romance while keeping to the very strict rules of the Amish. If you know anything about the Amish faith, you realize that being proud of one's talents is greatly frowned upon. Painting and creating are not talents that are encouraged. However, both Linda and Isaac manage to create within the co ...more
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Amish fiction fans
Will her idealism mean a broken heart...?

A few years ago I stumbled onto The Women Of Lancaster series in the library, it introduced me to two talented authors that I would enjoy in their collaborative as well as individual works. Needless to say, I was quite excited when I found out that Mindy Starns Clark & Leslie Gould would be adding to that series I had enjoyed so much. Since I come from a line of quilters I was even more thrilled to find that this book would feature a quilter.

Even better t
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars
“A gifted young quilter... a successful artist... the life-changing revelation that threatens to tear them apart.”
I have previously read many books by Mindy Starns Clark that I loved, so I was eagerly looking forward to this book! I really enjoyed the storytelling, the setting and the characters. The characters felt real and their struggles are understandable given the Amish setting. I enjoyed getting to know Isaac and Linda while on their journey for the true past of Linda’s grandma Nett
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was absolutely mesmerizing and found it very hard to walk away from when other activities were calling my name. This author is a delightfully talented storyteller and the more clues she provided throughout the story, the more interesting and compelling Linda’s grandmother’s story became. Combining the art of quilting with Linda’s grandmother’s art of painting was a wonderful way to tell the story of Linda’s growing maturity. Though I wasn’t always happy with the way she treat ...more
Patricia Bond
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Linda Mueller is content making quilts and working at a Englisch fabric shop in Lancaster. She is a very gifted quilter, she is idealistic and has never found a man worth marrying until she meets Issac Mast, an newcomer to Lancaster and also a talented painter. Their love and their artistic gifts bonds them together.
When Linda discovers a painting by her "artistically gifted, late grandmother, Nettie , she sets out, wit
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Amish Quilter by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould is a beautifully woven masterpiece. This incredible story is the fifth book in The Women of Lancaster County series.
Linda Mueller lives an ordinary Amish life. She is happy that her life follows and fits in a perfect grid. She makes beautiful quilts to sell at the English store where she works. Her curiosity is piqued and she yearns to learn more about her late grandmother. She teams up with her new friend, Isaac Mast, to find out more ab
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
In The Amish Quilter by Clark and Gould, we meet the youngest Mueller sister, Linda. Linda, is young, naïve, and set to live life in a neat little pattern that fits nicely into her lifestyle. Not only does she crave perfection in her life, she also strives for excellence in the quilts she makes. Issac, new to town, is a house painter by trade and a paints beautiful works of art in his spare time. What Linda craves in perfection, he does in faith, stepping into the unknown and letting God lead.
Edward Arrington
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The book seemed to start in the manner of a typical Amish story but took a very different direction than I anticipated. Although I was not prepared for the numerous twists and turns, I enjoyed each one and could hardly wait to see what was coming next. As the authors described the quilts and paintings created by certain characters, I could picture them in my mind and wished I could see them for real. For me, the most important aspect of the story was the life lessons shared and learned. I greatl ...more
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Amish Quilter is by far my favorite installment in this series! I couldn't tell where one author began to compose portions of the story and the other left off. This evocative tale is beautifully blended with descriptive prose and emotion filled scenarios that leaves no room for boredom. The story moves swiftly along, with an underlying story seamlessly interwoven throughout the main plot. Family, twins, diversity, death and love are all encased in a plot that adds additional interest due to ...more
Kelly Tyree
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Amish Quilter is a book about letting go of the ideals we carry in life and opening ourselves up to what God has in store for us. It may not be what we imagined it would be, but with God it is always perfect.

Linda Mueller is an Amish girl who loves to quilt and she loves her family. When she meets Isaac, a relative of her brother in law she is attracted to him. Not only for his looks but because they both share a love of art. But just as she is beginning to open her heart to Isaac, she lear
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Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 30 books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has received numerous literary honors, including two Christy Awards and RT Book Review Magazine’s 2012 Career Achievement Award. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

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