For the 43rd week in the Read 52 Books in 52 Weeks challenge, I read A Vow for Always by Wanda Brunstetter. Earlier in the year, I read A Revelation in Autumn – the fifth book in a six-book series called The Discovery – A Lancaster Count Saga.
The fifth book left the reader wondering if Meredith – a young widow (or so we think) – will marry Jonah, a young Amish man who has been courting her after Meredith’s husband passed away unexpectedly.
Since I did not read books 1-4 in the series, I found out that Luke was presumed dead after the bus he was supposed to be on crashed and the passengers were burned beyond recognition.
In reality, what happened was the Luke was severely attacked at the bus station and another man stole his wallet, identification, and clothing. He was found and was recovering in hospital, and then taken to further recover at one of the nurse’s homes.
Gradually his memory came back to him after he suffered from amnesia. He remembered his name (which up until the end of book 5 was “Eddie” since he was found without any identification on him.
The challenge was that while Luke was slowly regaining his memory, Meredith and Jonah were making wedding plans. Up until almost the end of the book, the reader is left wondering if Luke will be able to find his way home to Meredith before she meets Jonah. And, if it gets to that point, what will happen? What will be Meredith’s reaction…not to mention his family’s reaction?
Like the fifth book in the series, this one was equally as easy to read. It was suspenseful and one that I didn’t want to put down until I reached the conclusion of the book.
I have ordered other books by this writer now since I like her style of writing and that it gives a glimpse into the world of the Amish.