Thursday, October 10, 2019

More from Promise Lodge -- New Beginnings at Promise Lodge (with excerpts and a GIVEAWAY)

In New Beginnings at Promise Lodge, Charlotte Hubbard takes her readers back for another visit to this unique Amish community for more romance and other engaging tales as the residents work their way through new adventures and challenges.

Some of the Promise Lodge characters find themselves in unfamiliar sets of circumstances, including some who even move into new locations in the community. Established relationships continue and new ones develop as life continues to happen in new and unexpected ways. One thing is for sure in Promise Lodge -- you just never know what will happen next or who will find their way to the church camp turned Plain settlement. Whatever happens, though, there are friends and neighbors willing to work together -- by often unorthodox means -- through whatever challenges arise.  

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.

About the Book:

Recently widowed after twenty years of marriage, Frances Lehman is only just tasting the freedom and opportunity that her Promise Lodge friends enjoy. So she's not about to be pressured into marriage by her widowed brother-in-law, even if she and her daughter have no real means of support. Much more promising is her new friendship with Preacher Marlin Kurtz, though their respective families don't see their relationship as proper . . .

When Frances suffers a serious injury, she's determined to prove she can recover—and remain independent—without burdening Marlin. Now, with his steadfast belief in real love tested, Marlin's hope is that Promise Lodge's irrepressible residents can help him restore Frances's joy—and that faith will show them a way to turn their fragile second chance into a blessed and abiding future together.

Excerpts from the Book:

Frances shaded her eyes with her hand, enthralled with what she saw. “It doesn’t seem like you and I have walked such a long distance, yet from here, the lodge and our homes look like part of a toy village.”

“We’ve come a long way,” Marlin remarked softly. “I’m glad you’ve walked with me, Frances. Our community has taken on even more of a glow because I’m seeing it through your eyes.”

The tone of his voice made Frances’s pulse thrum with an unusual sense of energy, as though the preacher had something on his mind besides the view.
We’ve come a long way.

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Allen treasured Phoebe’s rapt expression and the closeness of her slender body as she leaned against him. He’d given her a gift by showing her Promise Lodge from this hilltop vantage point.

“What about that parcel of land behind the Lehman places?” she asked dreamily. “We’d have a beautiful view of the lake. What do you think, Allen? Should I ask Mamm if I can have it?”

Allen’s throat closed with a sudden case of nerves. He eased away from her, pretending to look at something near the lodge so she wouldn’t see how she’d startled him. Their relationship, which had felt so comfortable over the past week, now gave him the sensation that an invisible halter had been fastened around his head—and that Phoebe was holding the lead rope.

Other Books in Series:

If you haven't already done so, be sure to check out the three previous books in the Promise Lodge series.

About the Author:

In 1983, Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. She wrote around 70 of those confession stories, and she’s sold more than 50 books to traditional or online publishers. A longtime resident of Missouri, she’s currently writing Amish romances set in imaginary Missouri towns for Kensington. She now lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband of 40+ years and their Border collie, Vera.



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  1. Sounds like a wonderful book to lose yourself (myself) in.

  2. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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  4. Where did you find your inspiration for this book? Congrats on the release.

    1. Bernie, this is a continuation of a series somewhat inspired by my research and years of living near Amish folks in MO, and somewhat by my imagination. Thanks for asking!

  5. Pam, thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog today!

  6. Thanks for sharing Love Charlotte's Books!

  7. Thank you for your review on "New Beginnings at Promise Lodge" by Charlotte Hubbard. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy to read more about Frances Lehman and Preacher Marlin Kurtz. This has been on my TBR list since I first read about it.
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