THE AMISH SEAMSTRESS
The fourth installment in the wonderful Women of Lancaster County is Izzy Mueller’s story, where readers are reunited with old friends and meet new ones. Clark and Gould each bring their own writing styles to this well-written story about the Amish and Mennonite way of life.
Seamstress Izzy enjoys listening to the stories of the elderly people she cares for and learning from them. She is content with her life and will soon join the Amish church. Zed Bayer, formerly a Mennonite, returns with a business proposition for Izzy: He wants her to create the costumes for his next film. As she has not joined the church yet, it’s not forbidden. But Izzy has secretly loved Zed for a long time. Can she have a future with him? Would he be willing to convert to the Amish way and leave his film career behind for her? (HARVEST HOUSE, Aug., 352 pp., $13.99)