The Amish Seamstress by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
A great series is sometimes a blessing and a curse. You know the story will be great, but you also are compelled like bees to honey to keep reading. This was definitely the case with The Amish Seamstress, the story of Izzy Mueller, an Amish woman who has feelings for a Mennonite boy, who’s become one of her best friends.
Zed is on his way to college near his sister, Ella, in Indiana and Izzy is conflicted. She’s tried to convince herself and her family she and Zed are just friends but as Zed is getting ready to head off to college, Izzy realizes her feelings are definitely real. Izzy is still in the middle of her rumspringa, so being friends with a Mennonite boy or working on the small independent films he’s creating isn’t an issue yet.
Izzy is also almost done with her classes on care giving and she falls apart when she loses a patient. Then she is asked to care for her great aunt Verna, who passes away suddenly. She also begins caring for two of Zed’s extended family members. As she cares for each of these people, she slowly starts to figure out who she is and how to cope with life and death. Will Zed and Izzy find a way to make their relationship work; will Izzy figure out what she is supposed to do with her life?
For those who have read the other books in the Women of Lancaster County Series, you will love this book because it brings a great sense of closure to many characters who have appeared previously in the series. For those who are new to the series, there is enough back story that you can quickly follow the story (which I was grateful for since it has been a long time since I’ve read the rest of the series). Either way, this is a great book and a wonderful addition for your patrons who love an inspirational story of finding oneself.
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