The links in this post may contain affiliate links. When you order from something from one of my links I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. You can read my full disclosure policy here. Thanks so much for helping support Vickie's Kitchen and Garden!
I'm so excited to host the book tour today for Weddings at Promise Lodge, Charlotte Hubbard's new book!. After your done reading the excerpt don't forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for a $15.00 Amazon or B/N gift card!
Weddings at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard
When Rosetta sat down at the eck table beside Truman, the light in his eyes made her hold her breath.
“Honey-girl, if your new bishop allows us to marry, when do you want to tie the knot?” he murmured as he grasped her hand. “I fell head-over-heels for you the moment I met you last summer, making dinner in that big kitchen—”
“Jah, the way to a man’s heart has always been through his stomach,” Rosetta teased. Her heart was hammering in her chest, and she suddenly felt like a tongue-tied teenager. It still surprised her, the way Truman made over her and waxed so romantic, considering he was somewhat younger than she was.
Truman smiled. “I have no fears of going hungry after we marry,” he murmured, rubbing his thumb over her hand. “But my clock’s ticking. I’m thirty and I want a family—and I can’t wait to watch you grow big with our children, Rosetta.”
Rosetta held her breath. She, too, had dreamed of mothering a large family, but the years after losing her first fiancé and then caring for her aging parents had slipped by. Even though God granted children to women who were older than she, at thirty-seven, Rosetta was concerned about getting such a late start. “My clock’s ticking, too,” she murmured. “I—I hope I’ll be able to have healthy, normal babies—”
Truman squeezed Rosetta’s hand, gazing at her until her worries disappeared. “We’ll do our best,” he stated. He smiled playfully. “Maybe we should slip away and start practicing right now—and keep at it until we get it right.”
Rosetta felt her face flushing. Truman’s way of making her feel desirable was only one of the reasons she loved him. “We’d better speak with Monroe soon,” she teased. “And gee, since the tables are already set up for a crowd—and we’ll still have lots of food—maybe he’d marry us tomorrow.”
Truman picked up his fork. “That would suit me fine, time-wise, but you deserve better than someone else’s leftovers, Rosetta. We should have our own special day. Soon.”
You can read my review here.
You can read my review here.
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.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Here are the tour dates so you can follow along:
July 10: Fabulous and Brunette
July 10: Maureen's Musings
July 11: T's Stuff - review
July 12: BooksChatter
July 13: Vickie's Kitchen and Garden
July 14: Hearts and Scribbles
July 14: Buried Under Romance
July 17: Cafinated Reads
July 17: Booklove - review
July 18: The Reading Addict
July 19: LibriAmoriMiei - review
July 19: Long and Short Reviews
July 20: Southern Gal Loves to Read
July 21: Reader's Handbook
July 24: The Book Connection - review
July 24: Books, Dreams,Life
July 25: Book Lover Promo
July 26: Miss Tina's Snitz Pie Book Review
July 27: EskieMama and Dragon Lady Reads
July 28: Queen of All She Reads