Luke and Meredith Stoltzfus have been married for barely over a year when their financial situation reaches it's breaking point. Out of a job for some time, Luke is barely making ends meet. But when an irresistible opportunity comes for him to travel to Middlebury, Indiana he persuades Merrie to let him go. Despite her reservations, Meredith lets Luke leave their home in Lancaster County to pursue a new trade that could bring them out of the troubles surfacing their new marriage. But circumstances no one can anticipate come between them while they are apart. Can they find their way back to each other despite the fact that their lives have been destroyed?
There have been a good many complaints to how this series is being marketed, but despite all of that, I have to say I've found myself wondering how it will all end. Brunstetter's simplistic writing style isn't exactly my favorite, but this series got my attention - if nothing but to satisfy my curiosity in the Stoltzfus's story. One thing that stood out to me about the character of Meredith is that she clings to her faith despite her fears and uncertainties. Short and sweet, it will leave you wanting more. And with five more installments to the story, there is plenty to look forward to.