The Pieces of Summer

The Discovery - A Lancaster County Saga

I’m really enjoying this ongoing story that Ms. Brunstetter has penned. In this fourth installment, we find Meredith getting further along in her pregnancy and she’s finding it difficult trying to do the normal things around her house because of her ever-growing pregnant belly. Luckily, her sister, Laura, is staying with her during this time so she’s not alone. As the weeks are passing by, Jonah, Meredith’s friend from years ago, seems to stop by more often to make certain she’s okay and to see if she is in need of any chores to be done that she can’t do herself. At first, she’s reluctant to have him help her because she doesn’t want him getting the wrong idea, but she realizes he’s her friend and only trying to look out for her and her unborn baby’s welfare. It’s during these visits that she notices Laura hanging around Jonah more than usual. Meredith begins to wonder if Laura is experiencing her first crush on her friend. Little does she really know what both Laura and Jonah are thinking.

Last, but not least, we find Eddie moving along in his rehabilitation and looking forward to starting his life outside of the hospital. I really loved this storyline and I found myself heartbroken over how difficult it’s been on Eddie to try and remember anything from his past and no matter how hard he tried, he just couldn’t. I couldn’t imagine what that must have felt like for him to not even remember his own name or if he was married with kids or not. Ms. Brunstetter is a talented author and she knows how to create characters that her readers easily fall in love with while they’re reading along. I’m eager to read the next installment, but I’m also saddened because I know that this book is quickly coming to an end soon. I highly recommend this fourth installment and I can’t wait to continue on my journey with Meredith, Eddie and the rest of the characters in this novel.

Meredith is nearing the end of her pregnancy and is finding it hard to get the routine things done around the house. Luckily, her friend, Jonah, visits frequently and he’s able to get the things done that she needs. Along the way, she notices how her sister, Laura, has been acting giddy as of late and wonders if she might have a crush on him. Poor Eddie, although moving along quite nicely with his rehab, still can’t remember one memory from his past. How is he to start a new life once he leaves the hospital when he can’t even remember what he might have done to make a living prior to the accident? Or something even simpler as what is his real name? Why is Jonah really coming around Meredith’s house as often as he is?

Book Blurb for The Pieces of Summer

Join Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple who are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. The Pieces of Summer is part four of Wanda E. Brunsetter s The Discovery--A Lancaster County Saga.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2013 5.00