So this is what happened to me. I read a book by Lauraine Snelling years ago. And lucky for me--there were 5 more to go with it. The book?
So when Lauraine Snelling kept adding to the series with the Bjorklund family, I felt like my family was just getting bigger and bigger. I love that family. They probably love me as well.
But then Snelling started another series that takes place in the Dakotas, Wild West Wind, but this time she did something mean--she only wrote 3. Lucky for me, I didn't discover this until I was almost at the end of the 3rd book. Now I don't want to finish because that means no more Mavis, Cassie, Ransom or Arnett.
But alas, I did finish. My take away? This excerpt from the first book:
"One way is to make plans to do something and ask God
to block those plans if we are not in tune with Him."
--p. 223, Whispers in the Wind
Snelling makes reference to this quote in each of the subsequent novels. It's never direct, it's always in a roundabout way, but it's there.
Truer words were never written. Just sayin'.