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In A Vow for Always, the conclusion of Wanda E. Brunsetter's The Discovery, Luke Stoltzfus' memory completely returns, and he rushes home to Lancaster County. When Meredith reunites with Luke, hours before her wedding to Jonah, she realizes her feelings for Jonah were never true love. Can Jonah's heart withstand the way Meredith must break it to regain real love and restore her family?
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 7.44 X 4.19 X 0.25 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: The Discovery
Book 6 of an exclusive 6-consecutive-month release Amish serial novel. In A Vow for Always, the conclusion of New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunsetter’s The Discovery, Luke Stoltzfus’ memory completely returns, and he rushes home to Lancaster County. When Meredith reunites with Luke, hours before her wedding to Jonah, she realizes her feelings for Jonah were never true love. Can Jonah’s heart withstand the way Meredith must break it to regain real love and restore her family?
The Discovery--A Lancaster County Saga
Book 1 - Goodbye to Yesterday
Book 2 - The Silence of Winter
Book 3 - The Hope of Spring
Book 4 - The Pieces of Summer
Book 5 - A Revelation in Autumn
Book 6 - A Vow for Always
By far my favorite book. The author did an amazing job slowing bring Luke's memory back which really brought the book to life. It had me reading non-stop.
tammy cook4 Stars Out Of 5A Vow For AlwaysOctober 16, 2013tammy cookIn Bird-In-Hand, PA Meredith Stolzfus has agreed to marry childhood friend, Jonah Miller. With her husband Luke having died nearly a year ago, she thinks she's ready to commit again.
Eddie already remembered his name is "Luke" and is now slowly recovering bits and pieces of his memory while living at the Bailey's house in Philadelphia, PA. Susan Bailey, who has fallen in love with him, is devastated when Luke remembers that he is married.
How frustrating it must have been for Luke not being able to fully recover his memory all at once. When I discovered that Meredith and Jonah were going to marry I figured Luke would be cutting it close when he fully recovered his memory. I just didn't know how close!
Meredith and Luke, although separate from one another, were still listening to God and being lead by him. Not knowing his past, Luke knew he shouldn't get involved with Susan even though he was falling for her. Meredith was not one hundred percent sure she should be marrying Jonah.
Jonah, since he was introduced, has been a God-honoring man. His reaction to Luke being alive was no surprise, especially when he realized that he actually had met Luke when he was younger. This earlier meeting gives an interesting twist to the story that I didn't expect.
I couldn't imagine the story ending any other way than the way it did. From the very first novella I knew there would be a happy ending. I just didn't always know how Wanda Brunstetter would get there.
While I liked The Discovery Series as a whole, I didn't care for it being in six different novellas. It would have been much better as one novel. I read other books throughout the month so it was hard to remember from month to month what I previously read. Regardless of this, I always enjoy Wanda E. Brunstetter and her simple, style of writing.
The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga Serial Novel:
#1 Goodbye to Yesterday
#2 The Silence of Winter
#3 The Hope of Spring
#4 The Pieces of Summer
#5 A Revelation in Autumn
#6 A Vow for Always
I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing Inc. and The Christian Manifesto in exchange for my honest review.
Carole JarvisJonesboro, GeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Amish fiction that inspires and entertainsSeptember 13, 2013Carole JarvisJonesboro, GeorgiaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleWanda Brunstetter can always be counted on to deliver Amish fiction that inspires and entertains. She writes in a comfortable, easy-flowing style that is easy to read and she knows how to tell a good story.
This series differs from most Amish fiction in that it is divided into six parts released monthly, around 120 pages each, and each section ends in a cliffhanger. I got to know the characters pretty well and enjoyed the story overall, but I prefer a novel over the serialization format.
My favorite was part 1, Goodbye to Yesterday. This section lays the foundation and has some serious overtones, as Luke and Meredith deal with Luke's job loss and the impact that has on their openness with each other, financial decisions, and Luke's desire to provide for his family without Meredith's help. Strong and likeable secondary characters appear throughout the series, and Wanda is good at conveying a beauty and appreciation of nature.
I was drawn to Luke and Meredith as lead characters and their reunion at the end is sweet to behold. Although an epilogue satisfactorily brings the storylines to a conclusion, I wish they could have somehow had more time together in the novel's pages.
Fans of Wanda Brunstetter will certainly enjoy The Discovery series. I definitely recommend it to those who, like me, enjoy inspirational Amish fiction.
These books were provided by Barbour Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
MariCharleston, ILAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Appropriate Title "A Vow for Always"August 19, 2013MariCharleston, ILAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Enjoyed the series and book 6 "A Vow for Always" demonstrates that marriage is for life. As Luke and Meredith are reunited after Luke's memory returns. Even though Meredith was to be married to another when Luke returned home she followed her heart and broke the engagement. Would like to see a follow-up to the series with Luke and Meredith's life moving forward with their family. Knowing Wanda for her series she may have this in mind already. Great series and the power of God's love in your life to overcome obstacles.
Granny JanGreensburg, PAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderfully inspiringAugust 16, 2013Granny JanGreensburg, PAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I love this book as well as this series. This book (and series) is also an inspirational, uplifting book that walks the reader through the lives of a family who encounters challenges but holds their lives together throuh faith. Lessons of faith are presented for all of us. Another tribute to Wanda Brunstetter and her wonderful talent for depicting the Amish factually. Thank you Brenda for another wonderful and uplifting series. FYI - just returned from a trip to Amish country in Ohio and I found that I experienced exactly what Brenda depicts in her books.
debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5A Vow for Always, Book 6 ~ Wanda E. BrunstetterAugust 10, 2013debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3This is book 6 of the Discovery Series. In this short book, it concludes where book 5 left off as a cliff hanger, Meredith has begun to start courting Joshua and becoming part of his life. Joshua start to remember things from his past and with the help of his new friends he finds his way back home. With a happy ending the book does conclude with you just hanging again. I wish the ending had more of a closure to the story. But as Wanda is known for series, I am sure she did this as a plan to be able to write another to go with this whole discovery series.
I liked this book, but I really don't enjoy the small book series. I would have enjoyed the series being all in one book. I would recommend this book.
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