We used to live near a large Amish area and I soaked it all in. Even as a young girl, I remember thinking it would have been wonderful to live an "Amish life". As a wife & mother, I now selectively choose what to take out of that lifestyle, applying it to our family. There's something about Amish story books that I have always enjoyed though; Wanda Brunstetter being one of my favourite Amish authors. I was happy to be asked to review Goodbye to Yesterday that will be released in February.
Luke and Meredith Stoltzfus have been married for about a year, Luke having been out of work for several months of that. Having read Amish books before, the story is fairly typical of lifestyle. Possibly less common is Luke leaving for a few months to learn a new trade, hoping this will get his family back on their feet financially. Meredith has agreed it is best for her to stay at home; yet, she has a few unspokens on her heart.
This book was shorter than I anticipated, as I read it through in just over an hour. The first of 6 mini-novels, one will be released each month beginning in February. I enjoyed what I read in this first of "The Discovery Saga" mini-series, but I'm not the type of person who would read a few chapters each month for half a year to get through a book. I think I'll wait until the whole series is out to read in its entirety. If you're a Wanda Brunstetter must-have fan, you'll want to pre-order the entire series now though!
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All opinions are my own in this review.