A Revelation in Autumn by Wanda Brunstetter

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A Revelation in Autumn by Wanda Brunstetter
Book five in the Discovery Series
Publisher: Barbour Books
Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational
Length: Short Story (124 pgs)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Meredith Stoltzfus becomes closer to Jonah Miller and agrees to marry him in the spring of next year. About the same time, Luke, who is called “Eddie” by his nurse, is grateful for the nurse’s grandparents who kindly take him in. Maybe living in a home-type atmosphere will help him regain his memory. Can he put the pieces of his past back together and return home in time—before he loses Meredith again?

A change is coming!

Book five in The Discovery series is definitely full of surprises. Ms Brunstetter continues the saga of Meredith–now with her baby–and making her life after Luke. I’m still sucked into their story and my reservations are still there. I like where the story is going. The writing is light and crisp.

But as I said earlier, I still have some reservations. Meredith believes her husband is dead. She’s in mourning for a year. I totally understand that the heart wants what the heart wants, but for a society where doing something a little different can get you shunned, her closeness with Jonah bothers me. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but things between them seem to be happening fast. Really fast.

I do like Sadie, Luke’s mother. She’s a fly in the ointment that the story needs. She’s not ready to let go of her son or any connection to her. I could totally relate to her frustration. Some of the ways she goes about showing her upset is comical and a little mean, but again, I could see where she was coming from.

I understood how Meredith felt, too. A baby and very little income makes for a lot of stress. I kinda wanted to see her keep her backbone, but I could see how the direction she took was right for her.

The bright spot in this book was Luke, aka Eddie, and his interactions with Susan, Anne and their parents. The guy is struggling and I could feel his frustration. I wanted to see him succeed in remembering who he was. I won’t disclose any spoilers but Luke’s portion of the story is worth the read.

If you want a sweet read with a plethora of characters, then this might be the book for you.

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