New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nation's most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards. Wanda's ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs. When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.
I really enjoyed Wanda's new book Goodbye to Yesterday and I loved the cliffhanger ending! I was really excited to start her new series and I really love how they are releasing one book each month for six months. I think this is a great idea and it gives readers more time with the characters.-- (02/08/2013)
Wanda writes in a comfortable, easy-flowing style which I find easy to read. There's more narrative than dialogue or action in this part, but I think that's in order to set the stage - to provide necessary and relevant information to help us better understand the characters and their actions. I thought the narrative was done well.
I definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy inspirational Amish fiction. Just realize that Goodbye to Yesterday is the first of six parts and therefore short. -- (02/23/2013)
This was a wonderful heartwarming story wrapped around love and family values. I'm a first-time reader of Ms. Brunstetter and I'm so happy I picked this book up. I'm now a new fan among her legion of many followers.-- (05/10/2013)
Brunstetter again showcases her trademark gift of storytelling in her newest entry in "The Discovery-A Lancaster County Saga" series. We learn that Luke Stolzfus has been out of work for quite some time, and it has started to take its toll on his marriage to Meredith. When an opportunity presents itself in the form of a new vocation, Luke is sure it is the answer to their prayers, but Meredith is uneasy and doesn't want Luke to go to Indiana to train with his uncle. Then tragedy strikes. Will the couple be able to move forward and trust that God has them in His arms still? The narration performed by Heather Henderson is smooth, and readers will find themselves easily drawn in by her beautiful tone of voice. The steady pace helps listeners stay engaged. verdict Fans of previous Brunstetter titles or of material by Beverly Lewis will enjoy this story. However, it is disappointing that the saga is being released in six segments, at $12.99 each.-Stephanie Charlefour, Garden City P.L., Canton, MI (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.