This third book of The Discovery series finds us heartbroken for Meredith Stoltzfus because she is now dealing with the day-to-day grief of not having Luke in her life anymore. With all this stress happening, she nearly loses the baby, the only remaining connection to Luke. As the story progresses, we find that Luke is fighting dearly for his life and even after surgery, his status hasn’t changed. I was happy that he had Nurse Susan there for him, tending to his medical needs and even his spiritual ones because she took the time to read him some scripture. I was so thankful that he had such a compassionate person taking care of him and I found myself hoping that he’d wake up soon. Ms. Brunstetter knows how to craft an emotionally gripping story that grabs hold of your heart and doesn’t let it go. Her characters are easy to fall in love with and you just can’t help but feel like they are your own friends and family. Well done, Ms. Brunstetter! This is the third installment of The Discovery series and I highly recommend this one as well.
Meredith is lost that Luke has been taken from her so early on in their marriage, but the heartbreaking realization she must face is that she is going to have to raise their unborn child without him by her side. Everything surrounding her is a reminder of him. So she sets out to keep as busy as possible each day that passes. While deciding to get the baby’s nursery ready, Meredith begins having severe pains on and off. Thankfully, her longtime friend, Joshua Miller, shows up to check on her and finds she needs emergency medical attention. All the while, Luke is still in a coma lying in a hospital and Meredith has no idea that her husband is still alive. Through the grace of his caring nurse, Susan takes extra care of her John Doe patient that she has nicknamed “Eddie” and she prays for his recovery. Does “Eddie” ever wake from his coma? Does Meredith get medical attention in time as not to cause harm to herself or the baby? Where does Joshua Miller fit into the overall picture?
Join Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple who are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. The Hope of Spring is part three of Wanda E. Brunsetter s The Discovery--A Lancaster County Saga.