The Tattered Quilt (Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club Series #2)

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Join Emma Yoder Miller, the Amish widow-turned-newlywed, as she leads another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students, all with tattered pieces of their lives that need mending. Members of the patchwork group find friendship, faith, healing, and restoration while gathered around their quilts, under the Father’s guiding hands—for only He can take what’s ragged and shabby from the lives of His children and turn it into beauty for His glory.

 

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Overview

Join Emma Yoder Miller, the Amish widow-turned-newlywed, as she leads another quilting class with a new group of unlikely students, all with tattered pieces of their lives that need mending. Members of the patchwork group find friendship, faith, healing, and restoration while gathered around their quilts, under the Father’s guiding hands—for only He can take what’s ragged and shabby from the lives of His children and turn it into beauty for His glory.

 

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Editorial Reviews

Night Owl Review - Tammie King

This is the second book in this series by Ms. Brunstetter and I loved it. As a matter of fact, I didn’t have the pleasure of reading book one, but after reading this one I’m definitely going to read it now. I loved the storyline and the characters were completely believable to me. I also loved how everyone learned a lesson or two by working together, no matter if they were English or Amish. This author pens wonderful stories that transport you into every setting she creates. I’ve read a few books by this author in the past and each time she never disappointed me. If you love Amish stories and are looking for an enjoyable story to lose yourself in, than look no further.
RT Book Reviews - Leslie L. McKee

The impact of first impressions is well demonstrated by Brunstetter's delightful collection of characters in her latest Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club story. Mending tattered lives, miraculous transformations, faith and friendship abound in this sequel that can stand alone. While not her typical Amish tale, the heartwarming scenes, family values and convincing characters still make the reader a part of the story - and the quilting club.
thefriendlybooknook.com - Sally Riley
I love books by Wanda Brunstetter! I love the fact that Brunstetter puts the most unlikely to want to learn quilting in Emma's classes. She puts in characters who have somewhat ulterior motives. This adds interest and an element of engagement to the story.The characters are likable and story always moves along well. I hope there are more books to come in this series!
Not So 31 - Jodie Moore
I do recommend this book, especially if you want a good, clean read that doesn't have an overwhelming Amish nor romance feel to it. A great mixture of characters to show that we most definitely are all different.
A Chick Who Reads - Andrea Guy
What makes this book such fun to read is how it is told through all the classmates eyes. It reads like a Christian soap opera, if there were such a thing. There's romance between several characters, there are personal struggles and so much more. This series isn't your typical Amish read and that's what makes it such fun. I love Emma and her husband Lamar. They really seem to pull the goodness out of everyone.
Blogspot.com - Tammy Graham
I know that there is not a doubt in my mind that I loved this book.The relationships that are built during the quilting classes amaze me and totally didn't go the way I expected.
blogspot.com - Rhonda Nash-Hall
I fell in love with Emma in The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club and was thrilled to continue to read about Emma and her new marriage to Latham. I really enjoyed seeing the characters from the first book and how their lives intertwine with the new quilters. I got some great tips on quilting as a bonus!
The Garden Window - Sian Williams

It was a highly satisfying read nonetheless and I will definitely be buying a print copy to add to my collection of feel-good and heart-warming books which I read several times.
Garden of Books - Sharon Galligar Chance
As the story progressed, each chapter takes a turn at highlighting the individual student's life and how they slowly but surely come to learn life-lessons from the patient and loving Millers. It's fun to see the changes these folks undergo and how they become much better people as a result of the classes. If you love Amish-themed stories, you will love Wanda's "Quilting Club" series.
sundayafternoonread.blogspot.com - Dawn Escobedo
I really enjoyed how the author was able to mix the old characters and new characters. She has written a very well written and entertaining story. I liked the first book but really enjoyed "Tattered Quilt". I could not put it down!!!!!!! A definite Sunday afternoon read!!!!!
Debbie's Dusty Deliberations - Debbie Curto
"The Tattered Quilt" by Wanda Brunstetter is a 5 star book. If you love Wanda Brunstettler books this will be one of your favorites.
The Christian Manifesto - Shondra Brown

Brunstetter draws you in to the inner circle of her characters, making you feel like you are part of the quilting class.  You long to join a group of misfits, learn the art of quilting, and possibly come out with a whole new group of friends, or at least new acquaintances.
Fresh Fiction - Susan Dyer

THE TATTERED QUILT really pulls at your heart strings. I was instantly caught up in the characters’ lives. It was almost as if I were sitting at the table with them and we were all friends. Wanda's novels always leave me thinking about the choices I have made in my own life and how I can be a better person. I look forward to reading more of this heartfelt series.
Karen Korb

Wanda Brunstetter is never a disappointment and has done it again. She takes six people from all walks of life, throws them together to learn how to quilt.

The book was a delight to read and I loved the ending. I definitely did not see it coming and I love surprise endings. I loved it!

thefriendlybooknook.com - Sally Riley

I love books by Wanda Brunstetter! I love the fact that Brunstetter puts the most unlikely to want to learn quilting in Emma's classes. She puts in characters who have somewhat ulterior motives. This adds interest and an element of engagement to the story.The characters are likable and story always moves along well. I hope there are more books to come in this series!
Not So 31 - Jodie Moore

I do recommend this book, especially if you want a good, clean read that doesn't have an overwhelming Amish nor romance feel to it. A great mixture of characters to show that we most definitely are all different.
A Chick Who Reads - Andrea Guy

What makes this book such fun to read is how it is told through all the classmates eyes. It reads like a Christian soap opera, if there were such a thing. There's romance between several characters, there are personal struggles and so much more. This series isn't your typical Amish read and that's what makes it such fun. I love Emma and her husband Lamar. They really seem to pull the goodness out of everyone.
Blogspot.com - Tammy Graham

I know that there is not a doubt in my mind that I loved this book.The relationships that are built during the quilting classes amaze me and totally didn't go the way I expected.
blogspot.com - Rhonda Nash-Hall

I fell in love with Emma in The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club and was thrilled to continue to read about Emma and her new marriage to Latham. I really enjoyed seeing the characters from the first book and how their lives intertwine with the new quilters. I got some great tips on quilting as a bonus!
sundayafternoonread.blogspot.com - Dawn Escobedo

I really enjoyed how the author was able to mix the old characters and new characters. She has written a very well written and entertaining story. I liked the first book but really enjoyed "Tattered Quilt". I could not put it down!!!!!!! A definite Sunday afternoon read!!!!!
Debbie's Dusty Deliberations - Debbie Curto

"The Tattered Quilt" by Wanda Brunstetter is a 5 star book. If you love Wanda Brunstettler books this will be one of your favorites.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616260866
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Series: Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club Series, #2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 134,273
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


New York Times, award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties.
Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband Richard have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com. 
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  • Posted August 6, 2013

    4 STARS I really enjoyed The Tattered Quilt. I could see where

    4 STARS

    I really enjoyed The Tattered Quilt. I could see where most of the story lines where going but did not even guess where one ended up. It makes me want to make a quilt again. I enjoyed reading this story.
    I missed the first book in the series but would not mind going back and reading it.

    Emma Yoder Miller is planning another quilting class when her husband suggests they go down to Florida for a vacation. Emma agrees if no one signs up for her class that she has already advertised for. She does enjoy teaching her quilting class with her husband. They touched lives in their first class together.

    Anna Lambright wants to do her rumschpringe time but her parents are holding onto her too tightly. She is eighteen. Her mom signed her up to take Emma's quilting class since she has had no luck teaching Anna how to sew. Anna does not want to go.

    Carmen Lopez lives in Los Angeles and is a reporter. Her boss wants her to get a story about Amish kids going wild for rumschringe. He wants to use her brother-in-laws contacts to meet some Amish. When she gets to Shipshewana, Indiana and finds the quilting class is getting ready to start again she signs up with her boss okay.

    Blaine lost a bet with friend Stuart who had taken the quilting class before so he had to take the class. He never thought he would lose a fishing bet. He would rather fish can't believe he has to make a quilt wall hanger.

    Selma Nash is a grouchy lonely old lady. She is never happy and tells her neighbors all the time to keep their animals and pets off their lawns. Her neighbor Jan has been keeping his dog tied up. A couple of days after her birthday he handed her Emma's name and address and told her he paid for the class for her. That was the nicest anyone had been to her in along time. She knew she would be the best sewer in the class.

    Jan had taken Emma's first quilting class. He surprised that he enjoyed it. Jan and Terry were working on the roof of Emma's house when a beautiful women went inside. Terry was smitten and wanted to meet her. He found out she was single and signed up for the class right then.

    Cheryl the blond was told that Emma might be able to help her fix her grandma's tattered quilt. Cheryl's grandmother is in a rest home and wants to bring it to her fixed up when she goes home to Oregon for her birthday. When she finds a class is starting she agrees to take the class.

    I like how these strangers over six week time learn about each other and make a difference in each others life. The characters had good and bad faults. They open up to each other and some change in little ways and some big. It does mention a few scriptures and prayer. A little about Amish life. Has some good humor thrown in too. It is a clean read.

    I have enjoyed reading Wanda E. Brunstetter's books and will continue to look for them in the future.
    publication: August 6th 2013 by Barbour Books 320 pages ISBN:1616260866

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2014

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    I enjoyed reading this story. Wanda Burnsettters book never disapoint.

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  • Posted September 4, 2014

    A tattered quilt amidst tattered lives Emma and Lamar Miller

    A tattered quilt amidst tattered lives




    Emma and Lamar Miller put their vacation in Pinecraft, Florida on hold. Emma felt the need to remain in their Amish community in Shipshewana, Indiana to teach another 6-week quilting class. As in the past the class filled up quickly, and the Millers were once again put to the challenge. The students were as tattered as the old quilt that one of the students brought to Emma for repairs. Was it possible that those six people could find restoration and peace through the process of quilting? As a custom, the Millers prayed for each of their students as the weeks passed by, and lives would be changed through their compassion and prayer, and unexpected events.




    This series of books is quite different from what we're accustomed to in Wanda Brunstetter's writing style. I'm finding this series to be very entertaining, refreshing and amusing. She has added numerous elements to these stories that reveal many facets of our society, and she blends them with the Amish tradition in a very unique way. Wanda is very familiar with Northern Indiana, and has made numerous Amish friends over the years. Her sense of humor comes through in this series in a way I have found very enjoyable. There are numerous plots interwoven throughout "The Tattered Quilt," and the characters are as varied as the quilt designs found in the area. Faith, hope and compassion are very strong currents that run throughout the lessons in quilting and the lives of these characters. Pick up the entire series and relax and enjoy the entertainment these books offer! I thoroughly enjoyed "The Tattered Quilt" as much as I enjoyed "The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club." In addition, if you have the opportunity, be sure to see the musical based on the first book in the series. It is outstanding!




    Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Wanda E. Brunstetter through Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.

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  • Posted August 26, 2014

    Wanda Brunstetter has done it again!! If you liked "The Hal

    Wanda Brunstetter has done it again!! If you liked "The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club", you will find this book just as captivating and charming. This book has very believable characters, great storyline, and an unexpected surprise at the end.
    Emma Yoder Miller & Lamar Miller, newlyweds, are once again offering Amish quilting classes for a total of six weeks. They are opening their home having faith in God to have His hand in who enrolls for their classes.
    When classes begin there are six students, two men and four women. They come from a wide variety of lifestyles, occupations, and ages. They all have their own unique reasons for signing up. You will be wondering from the start how in the world they could possibly work through their differences and issues. Prepare yourself for experiencing their ups, their downs, their prejudices, and ulterior motives for enrolling.
    Wanda Brunstetter has a way of drawing you into her books and you won't want to put them down! She also works a message into her books that we can take and apply to our own lives. Don't judge each other based solely on the outside appearance, people are not always what they seem. Wanda, thank you so much for the hours of entertainment and enjoyment your books provide.
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it!!

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  • Posted June 17, 2014

    This is the second book built around shattered, unhappy, and nee

    This is the second book built around shattered, unhappy, and needy lives.  Emma Yoder Miller was a widow who found her wonderful new husband in the last quilting class.  Now she continues to run six week quilting classes, with her husband, for the people that God sends her.  A strange group of people have found themselves beginning classes whether they want to or not. 




    Anna is 18 and wants to experience life outside of her Amish community, but her mother has signed her up for this class in hope of keeping her from the Englishers.  Selma was gifted with these classes by a neighbor who finds her abrasive attitudes in need of attention.  Terry is a blue collar guy who sees a pretty girl in the class and decides to join in hopes of getting a date.  Blain just lost a fishing bet and grudgingly goes to class as a looser.  Carmen has her own secret motive, and Cheryl just wants her favorite grandmother's quilt mended and stays around for the class.    




    This book takes this rag muffin group into the perfect place for them to learn that God is watching out for all his people, and has a plan for everyone to find joy in his presence within their own different and varied lives.  Emma is the catalyst, and quilting is the means for great lessons and conversations about life, love, family and God. I really enjoy this series and hope it continues with more books. 

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Number 2 in a type of series. It has the same characters, but ca

    Number 2 in a type of series. It has the same characters, but can be read as a stand alone, clean read book. Great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Wanda writes another feel good book!

    I am a quilter and this book touches my heart

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  • Posted October 6, 2013

    The Tattered Quilt is about newlywed Emma Yoder Miller, who yet

    The Tattered Quilt is about newlywed Emma Yoder Miller, who yet teaches another quilting class. This new group of students consists of a biker, a fisherman, a disgruntled neighbor, a young Amish girl, a reporter, and another young woman. These students all have their issues that they need to work through. Will they put their trust in God to get past their problems?
    I really loved this novel. Being book two of The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club series, there were many students from book one who make an appearance. Which, for me, was nice to see an "update" on their lives.
    I really loved the twist at the end. I definitely didn't see that coming. I would say this book is a great addition to my Wanda Brunstetter collection. I enjoyed it more than The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club. (Which I loved, too!). Highly Recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    I had read the Half Stitched Amish Quilting Club and was so into

    I had read the Half Stitched Amish Quilting Club and was so into the book that I read it in 2 days. And now The Tattered Quilt. It kept my interest the whole way to the end of the book.
    All the students are so different in their reasons for taking the quilting class. Thanks for another great book, Wanda Brunstetter.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    I have enjoyed all of your books Tattered Quilt was great. I lik

    I have enjoyed all of your books Tattered Quilt was great. I like the way everything comes together keep writing them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Recommended!

    I would highly recommend this book, a continuing series of The Half Stitched Quilting Club. I love to read about the Amish and follow the lives of the characters.

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  • Posted August 31, 2013

    Another amazing book by Wanda E. Brunstetter! Emma Yoder has no

    Another amazing book by Wanda E. Brunstetter!

    Emma Yoder has now remarried and become Emma Miller. She is still the sweet, gentle woman that teaches lessons about getting along with others while teaching quilting classes. Now she has a wonderful complimentary partner in teaching in the form of her husband Lemar.

    Their new class again has a wide variety of students in it. They have joined the class for various reasons. Selma is a belittling busybody who joined the class because it was paid for by someone else. Terry is a rugged roofer who wants the chance to meet a pretty woman who is in the class. Blaine loses a bet and has to take the class as a result. Anna’s mother signs her up in a desperate attempt to keep her from leaving the Amish faith. Carmen holds tightly to bitterness while hiding her secret motives for taking the class. And Cheryl has a broken, mistrusting heart that needs as much mending as the tattered quilt that she brings to Emma to repair.

    Wanda has done a marvelous job of developing each and every one of these characters. The interactions between them are wonderful. I loved seeing how each of them developed in their personal lives and in their relationships to the other students throughout the book.

    I won a free copy of this book through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    Awesome book, just a good has her first book the Half-Stitched A

    Awesome book, just a good has her first book the Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club, I now have read more of her books. She is an awesome writer.

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    Wonderfull

    It was a beautiful story. I loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Heart warming! I love the surprise ending of the tattered quilt.

    Heart warming! I love the surprise ending of the tattered quilt. 

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