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.
As Roman strolled down the road leading back to the lodge, Mary Kate wanted to clap her hands and whoop and dance. Never in her wildest dreams had she anticipated a visit from a good-looking guy after she’d resigned herself to spending the day with her cats. Her smile grew even wider when she realized how upset Gloria would be when she found out why Roman had left the wedding dinner.
It wasn’t that she wished her sister ill. For the first time, Mary Kate had enjoyed the attention of a very eligible, upstanding young man who’d escaped pretty, vivacious, accomplished Gloria to spend time with her. That would never have happened back in Sugarcreek, where her sister went out quite often while Mary Kate hadn’t been out on a single date. Ever. To the young men there she’d apparently been invisible, yet when Roman Schwartz had looked her over moments ago, she’d felt a connection.
She’d felt pretty. Happy.
If God had led her father here to become the bishop of Promise Lodge, maybe He’d had some plans for her, as well. Maybe this new settlement in rural Missouri held more promise than she’d thought.
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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