Luke and Meredith Stolzfus had been married a little over a year. Their relationship was great until Luke was laid off his job. Financial worry put a strain on their marriage. When Luke was offered a business opportunity by his uncle in Middlebury, Indiana, he gladly accepted. But he had to be gone for two weeks. Meredith felt he shouldn't leave Bird-In-Hand, PA.
Luke still made the trip to Indiana. She couldn't wait for his return; she had something important to tell him. She anxiously waited for Luke to call to let her know he arrived at his uncle's. The story ends with Meredith waiting for a call that doesn't look like is going to be made.
The main characters are Luke and Meredith. The reader meets their family members along the way. A drug addict, Alex Mitchell, is also introduced in the story. I thought it was a bit odd how his life was so detailed yet I didn't learn as much about Luke and Meredith.
Wanda Brunstetter has a simple writing style that I enjoy.
Readers may not like that this is not an entire book. This story is a novella and is meant read to be with the rest of the series. You won't learn much from just reading this novella by itself. Meredith kept obsessing so much over the weather that I thought I knew what was going to happen but I was surprised. Maybe this series of novellas won't be as predictable as most usually are. I personally like Amish novellas - probably because the happy endings are so predictable. Who doesn't enjoy a happy ending?
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 free copy of this book from The Christian Manifesto and Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
This is a great fast paced little book. The story moved so fast but was written so well. I can't believe she was about to put so much into 121 pages. Most short novels or novellas as they call them sometimes are lacking in substance or character development. Not Goodbye to Yesterday, she develops the whole story, has you loving Meredith and Luke and making you feel like you just read a really thick book. When I got to the end I was floored and was like "NO this can't be the end! What happens?" This first one got me hooked and I have books 2-4 on hold at my library can't wait for book 5 and 6 to come out, or my library to add them I most know how this ends!!!!