I was so excited to see a new book and I took it home and that night read more than half the book. I love Wanda's books I read them then we share them at work so the book gets read a lot. So now I am waiting for the next book in the series to see what happens next.
This is book 1 of 6 books in the series, it is a very small and short book. Luke and Meredith are Amish living in Lancaster County, PA. When Luke loses his job, he makes the decision to take on a new opportunity and make a quick trip to Middlebury for job training. Luke leaves Meredith on the farm by herself to take care of things while he is gone. While he is gone Meredith finds out she is expecting there first child and has to make the decision when is the perfect time to tell Luke. The book ends as Luke is traveling and he is mugged during a bus stop, and the book leaves us hanging as to what happens.
I did enjoy this book, however, I don't like the part of it being a very small book and only 121 pages. I would prefer the whole story in one novel. I don't think I would spend the money to purchase all 6 books. The price would be to costly as to purchasing one book.
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"Goodbye to Yesterday" is the first book in six in the Lancaster County Saga written by Wanda E. Brunstetter. This is my first Brunstetter novel, though she is quite famous in the Amish Fiction world. "Goodbye" is really a novella; easily read in less than a day. It is the story of a couple of newly weds, Luke and Meredith, who have already fallen on hard times. Luke has been laid off for six months and anxiety of it all is starting to wear on the both of them. Luke gets an opportunity to travel to Indiana to learn a new trade and along the way is attacked by a drug addict. It ends quite abruptly, yet leaves you wanting more. Quite the cliffhanger, really.
This is a good start on a series. I wish it was longer. I would recommend it to Amish Fiction lovers and fiction readers alike.
I love your books Wanda but Iam very very disappointed about how short Good Bye To Yesterday is . And now if I want to find out what happens I have to bye another book at $4.97 then after I finish that then its buying another one til Ive done it six times to finish one story total cost of $29.82 for story ,I don't think so sorry ,Iam on a fixed income and can not aford that for one story ...IAm sorry .
I am a faithful reader of Wanda Brunstetter's books, but this left me feeling disappointed. I am not a fan of this short spurts of a "whole" book and that is what it feels like she has done. I was not expecting it to be one book or storyline broken into parts. I was more thinking along the lines of novellas. VERY disappointed! If I want to own the whole series (and apparently will need to to be able to remember where the events left off), it is going to be a pretty expensive series that is really going to be more like the size of 2 or 2 1/2 books. Not too excited about this delivery system!
I also didn't feel like the books really gave that Amish feel that we have come love from Brunstetter's books.
Cancelled all my pre-orders and will just wait until the "series" is completely out, then read it as a whole. SAD!