Instead of experiencing newlywed bliss, Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. When Luke Stoltzfus loses his job at a furniture store in Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania, he is given an opportunity to learn.
Goodbye to Yesterday centers around Luke & Meredith Stoltzfus. This book is Part 1 of 6 of A Lancaster County Saga.
I read this book just as fast as my eyes could devour each page. Luke and Meredith are down on their luck with Luke being out of work and he not wanting Meredith to
I can't wait for Part 2, The Silence of Winter!
Then a prayer is answered, at least for Luke. His Uncle in Indiana wants him to buy his business, and bring back to the Lancaster area. It will take most of their savings to pay for half the business up front, but Luke is sure he can make a go of the tombstone engraving business.
As he prepares to leave, Meredith has uneasy feeling about his leaving. There is a bad storm brewing, and although everyone tries to reassure her that bus drivers are used to this weather, she is have a hard time.
This is the first installment of a six part book, we end on a cliff hanger, be prepared for some anxious moments!
I received this book from Handlebar, and Barbour Publishing and was not required to give a positive review.
The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga (Book 1)
I am impatient and hate to wait for next book. So I waited to read till I could read all six books around same time. Goodbye to Yesterday is the first book in the six-part serial series. This was good and am going to start reading book 2
It starts off right getting you involved with the characters and the plot. Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus are newly weds. Her husband has been without a work for six months. Luke had a good job working for a furniture store. Right now people are not buying furniture. No one is hiring. Luke has been depressed.
Luke has the chance to buyout his Uncle's business. He would teach him the trade and Luke only has to pay part now and the rest after he starts making money. He has to leave his wife for a month or so.
It leaves you with a cliff hanger so you want to know what happens next to Luke and Meredith.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest opinion in exchange by Netgalley.
02/05/2013 Barbour Publishing, Inc. ISBN:9781616260859 128 pages
Description below got off of Netgalley.
The Discovery—A Six-Part Serial Novel Series from NY Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter
Wanda E. Brunstetter delivers a fresh take on Amish romance with her one-of-a-kind Discovery series. Releasing as a serial novel, the compelling love story will be broken into 6 short books releasing consecutively over a six-month period. Each novel will end in a heart-wrenching cliffhanger that will leave readers dying to know what happens next. The story follows a newlywed Amish couple in Lancaster County whose relationship faces insurmountable odds.
Book #1: Goodbye to Yesterday
Join Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple who are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. Financial struggles. Arguments. A suspected pregnancy. A last-minute trip to Middlebury, Indiana. A drug addict on the run. A deadly encounter at a Philadelphia bus station. Will their love and faith be enough to bring them back together again, against all odds?
There are a lot of emotions described in this novella: depression, impatience, uncertainty, and worry. There is also a cliff-hanger ending so that readers will want to read the next installment. I can't rate this book as highly as I do most of Brunstetter's books but It entertained me and it made me want to read more of Luke and Meredith's story. I really can't ask for more than that and I will be checking out more of The Discovery Saga from my public library!
WARNING: SPOILERS MAY FOLLOW. READ MORE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION:
What I liked:
*I guess not much since I'm having a hard time thinking of anything. The characters are married and since we know there may be a baby on the way, we know there has been sex but none of that is discussed in the book, so I guess we could call it a "clean romance" in that sense.
What I didn't like:
*The plot was predictable
*Meredith and Luke don't communicate well with each other. At the beginning, they seem to be irritated with each other. Meredith wants Luke to communicate more with her, yet she doesn't want to communicate her news about a possible baby on the way.
Nice Plot so far getting ready to read next installment.