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A Goodbye to Yesterday

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

You can always count on Wanda Brunstetter for a good book!  I fo

You can always count on Wanda Brunstetter for a good book!  I found this story to be very true to life especially with the challenges in today’s economy.  Newlyweds Luke and Meredith Stoltzfus find themselves with financial problems.  Luke is unemployed and as a good Am...
You can always count on Wanda Brunstetter for a good book!  I found this story to be very true to life especially with the challenges in today’s economy.  Newlyweds Luke and Meredith Stoltzfus find themselves with financial problems.  Luke is unemployed and as a good Amish husband he refuses to let his wife work.  The burden of being jobless has caused a strain on their relationship as money problems so often do. 
His prayers seem to be answered when his uncle in another state offers to sell him his business, equipment and prepare him for a new career.  The catch is he must go there and be trained.  Without enough money for two bus tickets, he must leave Meredith behind.  
From the beginning, she has had a bad feeling about the trip and worries about Luke’s safety.  Plus, she has some very important news to share with him. News that will greatly affect their future together.  The story really leaves you hanging and wanting to read more. 
 There will be 6 books in this series, and I would truly like to read them all.  They will all be short like this one, only 121 pages.  I felt this was too short and would have liked it if it had been twice as long at least.  I would have preferred there be 3 books in the series instead of 6, but that’s just my opinion.  
Otherwise it looks like it will be another very entertaining series by Ms. Brunstetter! 
I received this book free from Handlebar Publishing.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

posted by Moonpie72 on February 20, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

This is a great book, but I was disappointed that I have to wait

This is a great book, but I was disappointed that I have to wait for the next section. If this goes on for more than 2 sections it could be very expensive. I really does want you to come back for more. I would give it 3 out of 5 starts because of the cost for each ins...
This is a great book, but I was disappointed that I have to wait for the next section. If this goes on for more than 2 sections it could be very expensive. I really does want you to come back for more. I would give it 3 out of 5 starts because of the cost for each installments.


posted by 7048528 on February 8, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    I as quite disappointed that I prchased this part 1 which as onl

    I as quite disappointed that I prchased this part 1 which as only 63 pages. I will be very expensive by the time I get done. I feel it could have been better if it was 1 book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Too short for the money

    This should be called a short story not a second book it was just over 60 pages on my nook HD!

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    I was very excited to be able to read one of Ms. Brunstetter's b

    I was very excited to be able to read one of Ms. Brunstetter's books! I have seen many of her books before and I know she is a very accomplished author.


    This particular book is actually part 1 of a 6 part series. It's more of a serialized novel. Think of it more like your favorite tv show where you are left waiting for the next episode.


    The Overview


    Join Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple who are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. Financial struggles. Arguments. A suspected pregnancy. A last-minute trip to Middlebury, Indiana. A deadly encounter at a Philadelphia bus station. Will their love and faith be enough to bring them back together again, against all odds? Book 1 of the 6-part serial novel--The Discovery-A Lancaster County Saga.


    My Review



    At the beginning, you learn about Luke and Meredith Stoltzfus who are a young married Amish couple living in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.


    We are introduced to Luke, who is an unemployed carpenter, and to Meredith, who is a homemaker. At first that surprised me that he was unemployed and concerned about money. I live near an Amish community and most of the Amish also farm so they do have the income from that. And they are excellent craftsmen and make money that way as well. Many women also are crafts'women' as they sell the quilts and other items they make, such as baked goods, for the area stores.


    Something else that struck me as odd is the front cover in the book. I don't know if the Amish in Lancaster County are different, however, I thought it was tradition that once they were married, the men let their beards grow?


    The story starts off talking about the struggles Luke and Meredith are facing financially. Then Luke receives a call from his Uncle who has a business proposition for him. Luke jumps at the chance, but it means taking most of their savings, as well as leaving Meredith, while he goes to Middlebury, Indiana. And unbeknownest to him, Meredith feels that she may be pregnant.


    I was really hoping I would be clinging on to each word while reading this novel, but unfortunately I wasn't. When the author starts discussing the first night Meredith is left by herself and when she lets Luke's dog outside, I thought there may be something happening when she heard the dog thumping against the door, however, I was left disappointed as the author went into great detail on how the dog circled around, left muddy footprints on the floor, and then settled down and went to bed.


    I was able to receive a complimentary copy of the first series but I honestly don't know if I will continue on with the remainder of the series. I have a feeling it will be very predictable. I don't want to go into any spoilers, but I'm hoping I'm wrong.


    I'm not sure alot of people are going to be willing to pay over $24 for a 6 part novel. Her true fans might but as a first time reader of her works, I don't think I would. Especially after reading the first series.


    **Thank you to Barbour Publishing for providing me with a complimentary copy for my review**

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