martedì 4 ottobre 2016

Review & Giveaway: Christmas at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard

Christmas at Promise Lodge
by Charlotte Hubbard


GENRE: Inspirational Romance (Amish)



Promise Lodge's first wedding is cause for celebration—but the bishop's narrow-minded wedding sermon doesn't sit well with the Bender sisters, especially widowed Mattie Schwartz. She believes marriage and family aren't the only important gifts God gives--even if she suspects her tender feelings for Preacher Amos Troyer run deeper than simple friendship. Amos hasn't given up hope that stubborn, spirited Mattie will change her mind about taking another husband, but when an accident threatens to change his life forever, he wonders if the Lord has sent him a message. He'll need faith, hope, and charity to find the right path—and a Christmas blessing to convince Mattie to walk it with him.


My Review:

I couldn't wait to read a new story set in Promise Lodge, I had much loved the first book and also this one was really hearthwarming. Charlotte Hubbard never disappoints, creates charming characters, with a great personality.
The protagonists of this story are Mattie and Amos. They spent all their lives loving each other remotely. Now they are both widowed and have the opportunity to start a new life together but it's not that simple.
The author has created a  supportive and  realistic community: the problems that the people of Promise Lodge face can happen to any of us. Mattie and her sisters absconded from a violent bishop, have formed a new community but are going to be in the same situation. But they know how to help each other and support and together they manage to overcome this one. The plot is very addictive, I could not put it down, I read until late at night.
It can be read as a standalone but I recommend you also read the first book to have a better understanding of this wonderful community.
This book is written wonderfully well with a simple and flowing style. Highly appreciated the recipes at the end of the book.
If you love clean and simple stories and Amish romances this book is a must read



“And what a blessing that Noah and Deborah can hold the wedding in their new home,” Frances put in with a big smile. “It’s truly amazing, how many houses have gone up since Floyd and I moved here with the girls this past summer.”

“Jah, what with Preacher Amos’s being a carpenter and Floyd and his brother Lester running a siding and window business, we’ve got one of the nicest-looking Plain communities I’ve ever seen.” Beulah rose from her stool to carry a big pot of peeled potatoes to the stove. “Ruby and I never dreamed we’d have our cheese factory up and running so fast, either, but the fellows here can build anything. And we couldn’t ask for richer milk than we’re getting from Christine’s cows.”

“My bees love the orchard, too,” Ruby said happily. “Every morning when I get up and look out the window, I see their white hives amongst the apple trees and tell myself we’ve found the Garden of Eden.”

“The produce stand’s open later in the season than I’d figured on, too,” Mattie said with a nod. “Local folks are snapping up the last of our pumpkins and squash now, and I suspect they’d keep coming all winter if Deborah kept selling her baked goodies there.”

“Maybe she could sell them from the cheese factory,” Beulah mused aloud. She turned on the gas burner and put the potatoes on to boil. “Truth be told, Ruby and I could use her help running the counter out front while we stir up batches of cheese. But she might change her mind about working now that she’s getting married.”

“Last I heard, Deborah was excited about having a new kitchen to bake in, especially while Noah’s out on his welding jobs,” Mattie said. “At least until she’s got wee ones to watch after.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Many moons ago—like, in 1983 while she was still a school librarian—Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. This launched her into writing around seventy of those “true confessions” stories over the years, and she’s been a slave to her overactive imagination ever since. Over the course of her writing career, she has sold nearly 50 books—most recently, Amish romance series she’s written as Charlotte Hubbard or Naomi King.
Charlotte lived in Missouri for most of her life, so her Amish stories are set in imaginary Missouri towns. These days she lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband of 40 years and their Border collie, Ramona.

Promise Lodge, Book 1
Zebra (February 26, 2016)
ISBN-13: 9781420139419 •• ISBN-10: 142013941X
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11 commenti:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring and reviewing my book today!

  2. Awesome review, thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you for sharing such a great review of Christmas at Promise Lodge

  4. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  5. On my TBR list. Would love to win. TY for the chance.

  6. This will be a good read! An Amish Christmas book.

  7. The cover is so pretty it makes me actually look forward to snow (sort of)! I also look forward to ready a great Christmas novel!! Congrats.

  8. Happy Hump Day! Hope it's a great one for you and thanks for all you do offering us these terrific gveaways

  9. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)


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