Friday, March 15, 2013
Review of The Hope of Spring
Book 3 of an exclusive 6-consecutive-month release Amish serial novel. In The Hope of Spring, part three of New York Times Bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunsetter’s The Discovery--A Lancaster County Saga, Meredith Stoltzfus is trying to piece her life back together, while in a hospital miles away, a young man is fighting for his life and remains in a coma. . . . Weeks away from the baby being born, Meredith has never been so scared. She aches for Luke and knows her baby will need his father. She’s nearly out of money; can she somehow manage to provide for herself and her baby—alone?
I read Book 2 and Book 3 in one night as I was so anxious to know what would happen for Meredith and the young man in the coma. A lovely young nurse, Susan, is caring for the unknown young man and even accidentally meets Meredith while shopping at the market in Pennsylvania's Amish country. An old friend, Jonas, has moved to the area and has rekindled his friendship with Meredith. Jonas is seeking to help Meredith get the house ready for the new boppli, but his parents fear that the community will get the wrong idea with him paying frequent visits to an expectant, recently widowed young woman. She comes up with a plan to raise money that won't be too stressful to her or the baby, but I won't spoil the book for readers. I know that I am already getting ready to read Book 4. Wonder what the future holds for dear sweet Meredith?
About the Author:
Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of
readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 6 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, includingTime Magazine and USA Today. Wanda’s books have been translated into four foreign languages.
Wanda’s fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda’s desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.
All of Wanda’s novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.Wanda’s primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern “Englishers.” Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too.
I received a free kindle copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.