If you’ve been following The Morelville Mysteries series since it started, you’re probably a little familiar with Hannah Yoder, the former Amish young woman who becomes friends with Dana and, through her, with Mel. She first appears in Book 3, Dana’s Dilemma where we find her at age 19, not long after she’s left the Amish way of life, living with some female friends, trying to earn a high school diploma and working as cook in an out of the way but popular Zanesville bar and grill.
Hannah plays a pretty extensive role in Book 3 but then she doesn’t appear again until Book 5, Viva Mama Rossi!. In that book, she has a new job, she’s started going to culinary school and she has herself a girlfriend (but we don’t get to meet her just yet).
Even though we don’t get to spend a lot of time with her in ‘Viva’, her appearance there lays the groundwork for a cameo appearance in Book 6, A Crane Christmas, (and another cameo featuring the same scene from a different perspective in the lesfic romance Broken Women) and a slightly bigger role in Book 7, Mad for Mel.
If you’ve read all of those, did you wonder if there might be a little more in store for Ms. Hannah? Well, surprise, there is!
The case in Mad for Mel was resolved and Mel and Dana got through what they were going through…no spoilers here, but there was just a wee bit of a cliffhanger at the end that involves Hannah. That cliffhanger is where The Morelville Mysteries, Book 8, Hannah’s Hope, will pick up and oh where it will go from there…
Life is about to change in Morelville; drastically.
Hannah’s Hope is due out in 2-3 weeks. Get ready!