The Amish Quilter by Leslie Gould & Mindy Starns Clark; 2018; $14.99; 336 pages; Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR; 978-0-7369-6294-0; Provided by the publisher for review; 4/16/18-4/18/18
Why did I read this? One half of the author team is a friend of ours and I like the authors writing, they are good storytellers.
Linda is the youngest daughter of an Amish family, a perfectionist and a straight edge rule follower. She puts the other Amish folk to shame with her ability to judge others and herself when it comes to following the rules. She finds herself confronting some facts that challenge her perceptions of the rules and of those closest to her. In doing some genealogical research she discovers even more about balancing truth and justice. She also tends to assume too much and speculate too much. She is an amazing quilter who perfectionism even mandates how she quilts, she is creative but only in a certain way. As she is confronted by new truths in her life and as her relationships grow with her family and with her beau the truths she learns about life also expands her creativity.
What is with the title of the review? I really enjoyed the way the authors talked of art here and the word pictures they painted of paintings and quilts were quite moving. r