Monday, May 2, 2022

The Storekeeper's Daughter

Title: The Storekeeper's Daughter

Series: The Daughter's of Lancaster County #1

Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter

Genre: Amish, Christian Fiction, Romance

Publisher: Barbour

Source: Own

My Review:

 The Storekeeper's Daughter is the first in the Daughter's of Lancaster County trilogy. There is stuff that happens in this book that is not resolved until the third book. All three books are deeply connected.

I found this one very slow even though it is dialogue driven. I didn't care much for the story line and had a hard time connecting with the characters. Naomi had a difficult home life because of her family's expectations of her. This was a heavier read because of so much tragedy in such a short time.  It was also difficult to follow because months would pass at a time. I really just wanted the story to end so I could see what happened with certain events in the book. As previously stated they won't be completely resolved until the third book. I skimmed the second and third books for closure. After reading this one I do not care to continue the series so I wasn't worried about spoilers.

While I am not sure I would recommend it (even though it has rave reviews on Goodreads), I will give it three stars because it did keep me reading until the end, and the story line was interesting.


Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

Time seems to stand still in Naomi Fisher’s tranquil community, but it cannot hold back tragedy. Helping her widowed father run a store, manage a household, and raise seven children is a daunting task. There is no time to think about courtship and having her own family, still her heart yearns for the attention of Caleb Hoffmeir. But her days are plotted for her—until the afternoon her baby brother goes missing from the yard. How can Naomi expect anyone to love and trust her if she couldn’t take care of one small boy? Should she leave all that is familiar and seek a new avenue of life?

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  1. That's too bad. Guess I won't be adding this one to my TBR list. ;D

  2. That's too bad. At least you can take this series off your shelves now and free up some room for other books.

    1. Lark, I didn't have the rest of the series on my shelves ;) Or at least I don't think so...

  3. It does seem like a heartbreaking story. Losing a small child like that much be awful.

  4. It has been a while since I read Amish fiction. I am overdue. This one looks good.