About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Missing Will by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter

The Missing Will (The Amish Millionaire #4)ABOUT THE BOOK

Join New York Times Bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter along with Jean Brunstetter in Holmes County for a dramatic new 6-part serial novel. 

Meet businessman Joel Byler who has gotten himself into a financial bind and his eccentric, wealthy Amish father who is done bailing out his spoiled son. When will Joel learn he most pay for his own mistakes—and at what cost to his business, his fiancĂ©e, and his Amish siblings?

The Amish Millionaire -- A 6-Part Serial Novel
#1: The English Son
#2: The Stubborn Father
#3: The Betrayed Fiancee
#4: The Missing Will
#5: The Divided Family
#6: The Selfless Act 


The Missing Will by Wanda E. Brunstetter
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"For the love of money is the root of all evil". This was originally written as Bible scripture in 1 Timothy 6:10 but these words are now often quoted in our current society and they seem to apply to the troubles that Joel Byler is now experiencing in The Missing Will. Joel is still living as an 'Englisher' after leaving Holmes County and he is still obsessed with money and material possessions. His determination to find his deceased father's missing will and his seemingly unsympathetic reactions to his family's grief over Eustace Byler's recent death have left him estranged from his three sisters and dealing with the end of his relationship with Kristi Palmer.

This is the fourth book in The Amish Millionaire serial that was first published as six different novellas in 2016. I've enjoyed getting to know the members of this Amish family but I have a problem with Joel Byler. He is very self-centered and, even though I know that there is good in everyone, I find myself disliking him. Joel still blames his father for being "selfish" with his money and he seems unable to understand why Kristi decided to end their engagement. I look forward to reading the last two books to see how the authors resolve this story and to learn how they redeem the character of Joel Byler. The Missing Will also ends with another Byler family tragedy and I am eager to learn how these new circumstances will affect this Amish family.

Wanda E. Brunstetter and her daugher-in-law Jean Brunstetter certainly know how to portray the Amish lifestyle and I recommend The Missing Will to anyone who enjoys family drama.

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