ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Amish Quiltmaker’s Unexpected Baby
Series: The Amish Quiltmaker #1
Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
Publisher: Zebra Books
Release Date: February 23th, 2021
Genre: Amish Romance
Esther Zook is starting over after her father’s death, piecing together a new life with as much care as she puts into her intricate quilts. When her wayward sister abandons her baby, it throws all those plans for a fresh start asunder. Esther had accepted her status as an old maid—but a mother? And a single one, at that? Not that she hasn’t noticed Levi Kiem, the eligible young man who’s making repairs in her house. Yet he surely has no interest in Esther as anything other than a friend . . .
It’s true that Levi has plenty of marriage prospects. His dat has even offered to send him to Ohio to find a wife. Yet the more time he spends with Esther, the more intrigued he becomes. Feisty and independent, she’s nothing like the wife he once imagined for himself. Yet just as a quilt is crafted from contrasting cloth, they might find that together, they can create a family to cherish . . .
This was so cute! I have read a couple of Jennifer Beckstrand’s books and I always enjoyed reading them. The Amish Quiltmaker’s Unexpected Baby is Jennifer Beckstrand’s newest book. Esther Zook is just trying to start over after the death of her father, but her sister has other plans for her and abandons her baby with Esther. Esther has accepted her status as an old maid, but can she be a mother? Luckily she has Levi Kiem, the eligible young man who’s making repairs on her house to help her. But he has no interest in Esther other than a friend. However, the more time Levi spends with Esther, the more intrigued he is by this feisty independent woman.
Esther was such an amazing independent woman. I was so jealous of her crafting abilities. I loved reading about her with Winter or Winnie, which they called her. It was so sweet how she tried so hard to be a good mother. Although Esther did not feel prepared to be a mother, she did her best and she wanted what was best for Winnie. Esther had to learn what it meant to love Winnie and her sister, Ivy. Esther would have to find that God’s plan is better than her own.
Levi was funny! I liked him from the moment I read about him. He was kind and he loved children, however, he could be a little conceited. It was sweet to read about him helping Esther with Winnie. However, he needed to get over himself and his ideas about a perfect wife. I loved reading about him falling in love with Esther and Winnie. Levi had to learn to trust God’s plan and what it meant to love Esther.
Esther and Levi had to work together to care for Winnie. However, their biggest obstacle would be figuring out how to protect Winnie and keep her safe although she does not legally belong to them. The Amish Quiltmaker’s Unexpected Baby was a great book! It is now one of my favorite Beckstrand books. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher through Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, a positive review was not required.