The Hope of Spring, by Wanda E. Brunstetter is the third in the Lancaster County saga. This story is a fictitious Amish romance that follows the life of Meredith; a pregnant woman who recently became widowed and is trying to make a new life for herself and her soon-to-be-here baby. What Meredith doesn’t know is that her husband is still alive, and unfortunately in a coma in a hospital where his medical ID tag reads “John Doe.”
An old friend of Meredith’s, Jonah Miller, is more present in this story. After Meredith nearly loses her baby, he comes around and helps her out around the house. He fulfills the “hero” role quite well. I don’t get that Meredith is interested in him at this point, but I do believe that he is interested in her.
Meredith’s family pull together and surround her, giving her lots of love and support. They try to move forward as best they can, preparing for the new baby.
The book abruptly ends when Luke opens his eyes for the first time in the hospital. This of course left me wanting more.
My only problem with these stories is how short they are! I finish them in under an hour! Which is fine because I happen to have all six of them, so I can grab the next book when I finish the one before it… But still, I imagine this would be frustrating to someone who didn’t have the luxury of owning all 6 novellas.
All in all, this story is excellent. I enjoy reading about the Amish way of life, and I’m looking forward to the 4th story in the Lancaster County Saga!