Author Wanda E. Brunstetter grew up in the city of Tacoma, Washington. She wanted to be an author from a young age and her parents disapproved, she was called a dreamer by her father for this. Her mother asked her to take a course on writing, and this led to Wanda selling religious publications and children’s magazines. It was not until she was sixty years old that her first book got published, in the year 1997 (it was called “A Merry Heart”).
Order of Discovery Series
|1||Goodbye to Yesterday (Short Story)||2013|
|2||The Silence of Winter (Short Story)||2013|
|3||The Hope of Spring (Short Story)||2013|
|4||The Pieces of Summer (Short Story)||2013|
|5||A Revelation in Autumn (Short Story)||2013|
|6||A Vow for Always (Short Story)||2013|
Order of Love Finds a Way Series
|2||Grandma's Doll (Short Story)||2012|
|3||Matchmaker 911 (Short Story)||2012|
Order of Kentucky Brothers Series
Order of Rachel Yoder Series
|1||Back to School||2007|
|2||Out of Control||2007|
|5||Just Plain Foolishness||2008|
|7||Jumping to Conclusions||2009|
Order of Brides of Lancaster County Series
|1||A Merry Heart||1997|
|2||Looking for a Miracle||2001|
|3||Plain and Fancy||2002|
|4||The Hope Chest||2002|
Order of Sisters of Holmes County Series
Order of Brides of Webster County Series
|2||On Her Own||2005|
|3||Dear to Me||2005|
Order of Indiana Cousins Series
|1||A Cousin's Promise||2009|
|2||A Cousin's Prayer||2009|
|3||A Cousin's Challenge||2010|
Order of Daughters of Lancaster County Series
|1||The Storekeeper's Daughter||2005|
|2||The Quilter's Daughter||2005|
|3||The Bishop's Daughter||2006|
Order of Brides of Lehigh Canal Series
Order of The Amish Cooking Class Series
Order of Lopsided Christmas Cake Series
Order of The Amish Millionaire Series
|1||The English Son (Short Story)||2016|
|2||The Stubborn Father (Short Story)||2016|
|3||The Betrayed Fiancee (Short Story)||2016|
|4||The Missing Will (Short Story)||2016|
|5||The Divided Family (Short Story)||2016|
|6||The Selfless Act (Short Story)||2016|
Order of Prairie State Friends Series
Order of The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club Series
|1||The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club||2012|
|2||The Tattered Quilt||2013|
|3||The Healing Quilt||2014|
|4||Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club||2018|
Order of Double Trouble Series
|1||What a Pair!||2012|
|2||Bumpy Ride Ahead!||2012|
Order of Wanda E Brunstetter Standalone Novels
|3||White Christmas Pie||2008|
|4||Amish White Christmas Pie||2008|
|5||Wisdom of Solomon Lapp||2009|
|7||Twice Loved (Short Story)||2013|
|8||Woman of Courage||2014|
|9||The Hawaiian Quilt||2016|
|10||The Christmas Secret (Short Story)||2016|
Order of Wanda E Brunstetter Short Story Collections
|2||Romance on the Rails||2001|
|7||Love Finds A Home||2011|
|8||A Log Cabin Christmas Collection||2011|
|9||Love Finds a Way||2012|
|10||A Time to Laugh Romance Collection||2014|
|11||Sweet Surprise Romance Collection||2015|
|12||The Beloved Christmas Quilt||2017|
Order of Wanda E Brunstetter Non-Fiction Books
Wanda E. Brunstetter has written many series. They include: “Brides of Webster County”, “Brides of Lancaster County”, “Daughters of Lancaster County”, “Discovery” series, “Sisters of Holmes County”, “The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club”, and “Kentucky Brothers”. She has also written other series, some of which are historical, some are stand alone, and some of her works are novella collections.
WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER AWARDS
She won the Retailers Choice award in 2006 and in 2011 for “The Storekeeper’s Daughter” and “Lydia’s Charm”. Family Fiction magazine named her Author of the Year in the year 2011. She also won the Single Title Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2013 and 2014 for “The Tattered Quilt” and “Woman of Courage”. Brunstetter was awarded the Career Achievement Award for Inspirational Novels from RT Book Reviews in the year 2013. Her work has also made the New York Times Bestseller List; having sold over ten million copies of her books.
BEST WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER BOOKS
For those readers looking to get into novels by Wanda E. Brunstetter, this section will help with that. It will go over the novels “The Storekeeper’s Daughter”, “The Quilter’s Daughter”, and “The Bishop’s Daughter”.
The Storekeeper’s Daughter: This is the first novel in the “Daughters of Lancaster County” series and was released in the year 2005. Things tend to stand still in the peaceful community that Naomi Fisher lives in. That being said, it will not hold tragedy back. She helps her widowed father manage his household, run his store, and raise the seven children he has. It is quite daunting for her to do, and it leaves her without the time to even contemplate having her own family or courtships. Even still, she still would like to get the attention of a man named Caleb Hoffmeir.
Everything is planned out for her, that is until her little brother goes missing from their yard. How can she expect anyone to trust her or even love her if she cannot be able to care for one small boy? Should she consider leaving all that she knows for something new?
The Quilter’s Daughter: This is the second novel in the “Daughters of Lancaster County” series and was released in the year 2005. Abby Miller leaves her patient fiance and the quite successful quilt shop that she owns to help her mother. Her mother has remarried recently and is pregnant once again. She goes from Ohio to Lancaster County. While she is gone, Abby’s world is ruined all at once. How can anything good come from what has happened to her? With her faith in God rattled, she is forced to find answers away from her friends and family.
Is she going to be able to find them in the past, or the heart of an Amish man that she has long overlooked, or her love of quilting? Is her faith going to be able to stand up to the tragedy she has seen?
The Bishop’s Daughter: This is the third novel in the “Daughters of Lancaster County” series and was released in the year 2006. Bishop Jacob Weaver has a daughter named Leona. She works as a teacher in a one room Amish school house. Her faith wavers after Jacob suffers a tragic accident. She wonders how could God allow such atrocities to be visited upon one of his own servants?
An outlander, named Jimmy Scott, has come to Pennsylvania in search of his real family. He is hired on to paint one of the Amish schoolhouses, and Leona and Jimmy find that they are attracted to each other. They cannot be pulled away, the attraction is that strong. Is there anything good that can come from an English man loving an Amish woman? What miracles wait for the people in Lancaster County? And what are the secrets going to be revealed?
It was another three until she could sell her second book to a publisher. While working for the government as a typist, she met her husband (who is named Richard) while he was stationed at Fort Lewis. They have two children together. His growing up in a Mennonite church sparked her interest in the Amish. She tries to portray the culture of the Amish precisely and uses the personal connection to the Mennonite community for research purposes.