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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Review: Goodbye to Yesterday by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Recently I had  chance to read and review Goodbye to Yesterday,( Part 1 The Discovery-A Lancaster County Saga)  by Wanda E. Brunstetter.  This book is the first in a six book series with each book releasing for 6 consecutive months.  Meredith and Luke Stolzfus, a young Amish couple have been facing a big challenge in their young married life.  Luke lost his job and the couple has been facing financial struggles and arguments.  Luke doesn't know it yet, but Meredith suspects she may be pregnant.  Luke receives a phone call that he believes is an answer to his prayers.  He receives an offer to buy his uncle's business.  Luke is very excited and can't wait to make the trip to receive some training and get started, but Meredith is not so sure it is a good idea.  Luke heads out in the bus to go learn his new trade but an encounter with a drug addict in Philadelphia may have changed their dreams forever.

As I mentioned above, this is the first in a six book series.  It is very short, only 128 pages.  I think the idea for the story is a very good one.  The plot sounded very interesting to me when I read the description.  But, I didn't realize it was going to be a six book series.  The book was so short, it was hard to really get interested in.  Much of the story was foreshadowing what is to come (and there was a LOT of foreshadowing.)  The story did end on a cliff hanger in order to interest readers in reading the next novel, and yes I am interested in seeing what happens next, but not enough to purchase 6 separate books to get to the end.  I hope they will put all 6 into a combined novel at some point

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.
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