Sunday, October 12, 2014
Review of "The Discovery Saga Collection"
Originally released in a 6-part serial, now you can have The Discovery: A Lancaster County Saga all in one book. 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 drug addict on the run. A deadly encounter at a Philadelphia bus station. Will their love and faith be enough to bring them back together again, against all odds?
MY REVIEW: I originally read this collection as it was published in 6 parts. I enjoyed it even more as I read the first 5 parts of the collection again and was able to finally read the conclusion in part 6. I know many readers expressed a desire to wait until the entire 6-part series was published as a collection and you can now enjoy The Discovery: A Lancaster County Saga without waiting for a short time to discover what was coming next. Meredith and Luke endure many hardships and struggles. But this collection is most definitely about overcoming obstacles and hope and faith play a strong part in the lives of Meredith and Luke.
Each of the 6 parts of the collection ends with a surprising cliff hanger. It made me want to keep on turning those pages on my kindle to keep the excitement going. Wanda Brunstetter has a beautiful way of making her characters seem very real and likable. I was rooting for Meredith and Luke, but some other characters become close to them and it is hard to think of these folks be hurting by the natural consequences of the plot. I do not want to reveal a great deal as it would "spoil" the story for readers.
I felt as though I was taking a "mini-vacation" from my own life and surroundings as I read. I was able to imagine the clip-clop of the horses' hooves on the pavement and feel the warmth of the handmade quilts as I lay in my own bed. The beauty and simplicity of the Amish way of life drew me in and allowed me to escape my own thoughts and struggles. I deal with several chronic illnesses and it takes me away from that as I read. I find that I am able to focus on someone and something else as I read. I rate this collection 5 stars and am delighted to recommend it to readers.
I received a kindle version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
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