Friday, February 22, 2013

The Silence of Winter By Wanda Brunstetter Giveaway!

Join Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple who are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. In The Silence of Winter, part two of The Discovery--A Lancaster County Saga, Meredith anxiously waits to hear that Luke has arrived safely in Indiana for a new job opportunity. . .but Luke s call never comes. Instead, Meredith receives news that tears her heart to shreds and leaves her just barely living and only for the sake of the little one growing within her. How will Meredith ever go on without Luke?
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Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of almost 50 books with more than 5 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.
Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.
All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit:

They say time heals all wounds, I not so sure about that.  Are you?
Wanda has done it again wrote another fantastic book and left me hanging.
The verdict is still out on these small eight chapter books  Wanda is writing, I have a very hard time with patience so having to wait for the rest of the story is very hard for me.
Once you open this fast read you are sucked in and then before you know it, you are on the last page.
We will have to wait now for book three in he Lancaster County Saga to see if time does heal all wounds.
Before you know it The Hope of Spring book three will be here.
Of course this is a 5 star must read book.
I was given a copy by the publisher.


  1. love it !!!! love to win a copy please .Blessings Dana " Girl"

  2. I haven't read any of Wanda's books yet but do want to. This book sounds like a great book. Will add it to my wishlist.

    Thank you Mary for another great review and for all you do for all the readers and authors. I appreciate your hard work

    Cathy Weber

    1. Cathy, you are the WINNER! E-mail me your mailing address

  3. I would love to win this one. I too read the first one a few months ago and can't wait. Like you, I'm not sure what I think about these serialized books. Honestly, I'm not sure I like it. I've read an Amish series and the author escapes me at the moment. It was a 3 book series. A murder occured in the first book and you found out who the murderer was in the 3rd. I didn't mind that since there was a full book in each of the books. Don't get me wrong I won't quit reading Wanda Brunstetter, I just might have to wait like Nancee till I get the whole installment. LOL. Thank you for sharing today. Blessings, Susan Fryman

  4. Great review, Mary. Looking forward to reading this book. Sometimes the authors just don't write fast enough!!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

  5. Mary, you know that I really like Wanda's books. I am so happy about this one. Thank you for you review of it.

  6. love Wanda's book Would really like to win

  7. This has come at a good time I just finished book one. Thanks Mary for your great review.

  8. I have read many of Wanda's books, all good.
    Want to read all in this series, I've read goodbye to Yesterday, can't wait for The Silence of winter.
    Great review Mary., Thank You.
    Carolyn Jefferson

  9. I have read many of Wanda's books. She is the first author I started reading by. For the ones who haven't, she is a wonderful writer and God has given her an awesome gift. I would love to win her book too.

  10. Would love to win Wanda's book. She is a great author. Thanks for the contest and chance to win. God Bless.

  11. Wanda is the author for whom we drove across the state to meet. She was my first Christian author friend on Facebook and have tried to buy most of her books. I look forward to every one of them, and would love to win one.
    Kaye Whitney

  12. Wanda is a wonderful author , i love all of her books, would so love to win this book.

    Connie Rowand

  13. love Wandas book! Would love to win this one

  14. Wanda B. is a long-time favorite of mine. She has never disappointed me in any of her books. I'm having a hard time with the installment books also, because I want to sit down with a complete novel and read it from beginning to end. I will be purchasing this new series, but not until the entire series is available. Do you happen to know is this will be offered in a complete one-book version eventually? That would be my preference. Thanks, Mary!

  15. I love Wanda's books, so would be pleased to win this book. I too, prefer the whole book. Or of course the larger series. I have loved her writing. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot0com

  16. i love Wandas books and would love to win this one

  17. I read the first installment so I definitely need this ! Thanks, Mary!

  18. Would love to win!!! I have not started reading the series, but I love Wanda's books!!!

  19. I have read almost all of Wanda's books, and enjoyed them greatly. Looking forward to this series, would love to win this episode.

  20. Would love to win. Am reading The Brides of Lehigh Canal series now. TY