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!!!!
Luke and Meredith Stoltzfus have been married for barely over a year when their financial situation reaches it's breaking point. Out of a job for some time, Luke is barely making ends meet. But when an irresistible opportunity comes for him to travel to Middlebury, Indiana he persuades Merrie to let him go. Despite her reservations, Meredith lets Luke leave their home in Lancaster County to pursue a new trade that could bring them out of the troubles surfacing their new marriage. But circumstances no one can anticipate come between them while they are apart. Can they find their way back to each other despite the fact that their lives have been destroyed?
There have been a good many complaints to how this series is being marketed, but despite all of that, I have to say I've found myself wondering how it will all end. Brunstetter's simplistic writing style isn't exactly my favorite, but this series got my attention - if nothing but to satisfy my curiosity in the Stoltzfus's story. One thing that stood out to me about the character of Meredith is that she clings to her faith despite her fears and uncertainties. Short and sweet, it will leave you wanting more. And with five more installments to the story, there is plenty to look forward to.
Ok, here goes, I was one to always have a book in my hand. My family would ask,<Is that all you do is read?> I would reply yes! Wanda is my favorite author. I couldn't get in the habit of reading anymore after a bad car wreck last year, don't know why, and actually when I started reading Goodbye To Yesterday, all about the triumphs of Luke and Meredith, I could not put it down ! I think this book has brought me out of my despair....when you read Wanda's books, you actually, or I do become part of the family in the book ! It's definitely a can't put down book!!! I can't wait til next month for the next! Miriam has prayed without ceasing for Luke on his journey, but this book is def an edge of the seat novel! Thank you, Wanda, for starting this series : A Must Read!