Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Love is in the Air -- Weddings at Promise Lodge (with an excerpt and a GIVEAWAY)

As always, Charlotte Hubbard gives us an engaging story of the unusual community of Promise Lodge in her latest installment -- Weddings at Promise Lodge.

The women and men of Promise Lodge continue to find their way through joys and sorrows, exciting developments, and apparent obstacles as their new way of life evolves from the various backgrounds from which they came.  Characters who have been present from the beginning of the series, as well as new ones who find their way to the old church camp turned Plain community, learn to live and work together for the mutual benefit of the residents.  Wedding plans come and go amidst growing love and unexpected miscommunications.  You just never know who will show up at Promise Lodge and what new direction life will take upon their arrival.

While many aspects of these books are considerably different from some other Amish romance novels, the flow is a very natural and interesting one.  I highly recommend Weddings at Promise Lodge -- as well as the rest of the series -- to fans of great Amish fiction.

Thanks to Charlotte for providing a copy of her book and to Goddess Fish Promotions for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of this tour.  I was happy to share my thoughts in this review.


When Bishop Monroe is forced to confess the truth about his relationship with young Leola before the entire congregation, he can only pray that open hearts and minds will allow him a future at Promise Lodge—with Christine. 

Excerpt from the Book:

“You look lovely in that deep red dress, Christine. It was all I could do to keep my mind on marrying Amos and your sister.” 

When Christine turned, Bishop Monroe was standing so close she nearly bumped into him. She smiled up at him a little nervously, for he was tall and broad and extraordinarily handsome—and his dimples had come out to play. “Mattie wanted Rosetta and me to have new dresses with some color to them,” she explained. “And since Christmas was only a couple of weeks ago, we decided this red would be more cheerful than, say, the usual dark blue or gray or teal.”

“Mattie’s a wise woman—with admirable taste in color and husband material, as well,” he added. He held her gaze with his glowing green eyes. “May I have the honor of sitting with you at dinner, Christine? And spending the rest of the day with you, as well? Once we’re alone, I’d like to discuss some important decisions.”

Christine wondered if Monroe could hear how rapidly her heart was beating. Was her face as red as her dress? “I’d like that a lot, Monroe,” she said breathlessly.

The crowd around them seemed to disappear as he offered her his elbow. All Christine could see was Monroe’s attractive face, framed by wavy brown hair and a neatly trimmed beard—and those deep green eyes that focused so intently on her. What decisions could he possibly want to discuss with her? Did she dare hope he wanted her to become a permanent part of his new home, his new life at Promise Lodge?

About the Author:

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, Vera.



Charlotte will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. This book sounds like a GREAT read for this summer. How exciting! I'd love to read this book.

  2. Sounds like a winner! mauback55 at gmail dot com

  3. Pam, thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog today, and thanks for your review!Always good to have you on my tour!

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

  5. This sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading!

  6. I can't wait...have enjoyed the rest of the series!!

    1. I appreciate your kind words, Debra! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. What is the best book that you have read recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com