Friday, October 21, 2016
Christmas at Promise Lodge Excerpt Tour and $15 Amazon or B/N Gift Card Giveaway!
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.
Christmas at Promise Lodge- You can read my review here.
I would make you masked potatoes and gravy and dressing every day, Mary Kate suddenly thought. But where had such an idea come from? Roman was at least six years older than she was, and he wouldn’t be hanging around once the baby came. He’d felt sorry for her, being here by herself instead of attending the wedding, and she didn’t want his pity. It occurred to Mary Kate that just this morning she’d told the gals at the lodge she wanted nothing to do with men, ever . . . yet Roman was making her forget her aversion. Could he be as genuinely nice as he seemed?
“You have gut taste, Roman,” she said as she reached for a chicken leg. “And denki again for thinking of me.”
“You’re welcome.” He took hold of the pan so Mary Kate could use both hands to eat her chicken. He was polite enough not to comment when she made very short work of the leg and then set the bone against the side of the pan.
They spent the next several moments eating in companionable silence, careful to avoid each other’s forks as they dipped into the container. When they were down to scraping the sides of the pan, they both sighed contentedly—and then laughed at themselves.
“I feel so much better,” Mary Kate said. “It was awfully nice of you to come.”
Roman smiled at her. “I’m glad I did. For guys my age, weddings feel like the first day of deer hunting season, when all the single gals behave as though the guys are walking targets. I suppose I should get back, though.”
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.
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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