I love reading and reviewing books....many Christian books, Amish/Mennonite fiction, biographies/autobios, nonfiction, historical fiction, mystery/suspense. I am a retired teacher on disability due to health. I am a Master Food Volunteer and volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension. I team teach children's church along with my wonderful husband. I am also a grandma to the cutest three-year-old and several stepgrands! I love my pomeranian, Cocoa! I am a crochet fanatic!
Friday, March 15, 2013
Review of The Silence of Winter
Review of The Silence of Winter (Discovery Part #2)By Wanda Brunstetter
Book 2 of an exclusive 6-consecutive-month release Amish serial novel. In The Silence of Winter, part two of New York Times Bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter's The Discovery--A Lancaster County Saga, Meredith anxiously waits to hear that Luke has arrived safely in Indiana for a new job opportunity. . .but Luke’s call never comes. Instead, Meredith receives news that tears her heart to shreds and leaves her just barely living—and only for the sake of the little one growing within her. How will Meredith ever go on without Luke?
oh, my heart simply breaks for Meredith and for Luke. Meredith must struggle with both tragedy and joy and will she ever have Luke to share her life with again? I don't want to "spoil" the book, but I will say that I have been hanging on the edge of my seat as I read. The volumes, I realize, have upset some readers, but I actually enjoy the quick readability of these volumes and wait with bated breath for each new installment! I love seeing how the Amish help each other through hardtimes and truly wish that we had more of that going on among my world, the world of the Englisch.
About the Author:
Wanda and Richard have two grown children — Richard Jr., married to Jean, and Lorine, married to William. Wanda and her husband have been blessed with six grandchildren — Jinell, Madolynne, Rebekah, Richard III, Philip, and Richelle.
Wanda’s family history on her father’s side dates back to 1750 with her great-great-great-great grandparents, Jacob Landess, born in Germany in 1750, and Mary Reynolds, born in North Carolina in 1760. Jacob and Mary were members of a Plain people group called the “Dutch Quakers.” They had a strong connection to the Dunkard Church, part of the Anabaptist movement, to which the Amish and Mennonite also belong.
Jacob and Mary had 13 children, among them was Henry Landess (Wanda’s great-great-great grandfather) who was born in Kentucky in 1789. Henry was married and widowed three times. His second wife, Catherine Moler, gave birth to a son named John Landess who was born in Highland County, Ohio in 1814 (Wanda’s great-great grandfather). John married Rachel (Michael) Landess, born in Virginia in 1818 .