PUYB Presents Winter of Wishes by Charlotte Hubbard


Winter Wishes


Snow is falling, cookies are baking, and Christmas is just around the corner in Willow Ridge, Missouri, where a new season marks fresh beginnings for the residents of this tranquil Amish town . . .

As another year draws to a close in Willow Ridge, life seems to be changing for everyone but Rhoda Lantz. Her widowed mother is about to remarry, her twin sister is a busy newlywed, and soon Rhoda will be alone in her cozy apartment above the blacksmith’s shop. An ad posted by an Englischer looking for someone to help with his mother and children may offer just the companionship she’s looking for, but if she falls for the caring single father, she may risk being shunned by her community. Certain she can only wish for things she cannot have, Rhoda must remember that all things are possible with God, and nothing is stronger than the power of love.

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I Loved this Amish story! Rhoda Lantz was feeling kind of left out because everyone had something going on in their life except her. But that all changed when she found an advertisement posted at a store, an ad for help taking care of children and a mom. Rhoda was very excited and answered the ad, even though it was posted by an Englischer.

I have enjoyed reading about the Lantz family, and enjoyed reading Rhoda’s story. Charlotte Hubbard has created wonderful characters for this series, and I found them all believable and realistic. I like that Ms. Hubbard weaves so many issues into the lives of these family members because that is what makes the story so believable. These problems they struggle with are things that people struggle with in every day life! I’ve grown to love the Lantz family and all those at the bakery. The little community of Willow Ridge, Missouri is heartwarming and friendly, and I would sure love to live in a place like this! I hope there are more books in this series coming! And I really want to encourage you to pick up a copy of WInter of Wishes for a few hours of enjoyment and entertainment.

I received this book from PUYB to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.




Charlotte-HubbardI’ve called Missouri home for most of my life, and most folks don’t realize that several Old Older Amish and Mennonite communities make their home here, as well. The rolling pastureland, woods, and small towns along county highways make a wonderful setting for Plain populations—and for stories about them, too! While Jamesport, Missouri is the largest Old Order Amish settlement west of the Mississippi River, other communities have also found the affordable farm land ideal for raising crops, livestock, and running the small family-owned businesses that support their families.

Like my heroine, Miriam Lantz, of my Seasons of the Heart series, I love to feed people—to share my hearth and home. I bake bread and goodies and I love to try new recipes. I put up jars and jars of green beans, tomatoes, beets and other veggies every summer. All my adult life, I’ve been a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and we hosted a potluck group in our home for more than twenty years.

Like Abby Lambright, heroine of my Home at Cedar Creek series, I consider it a personal mission to be a listener and a peacemaker—to heal broken hearts and wounded souls. Faith and family, farming and frugality matter to me: like Abby, I sew and enjoy fabric arts—I made my wedding dress and the one Mom wore, too, when I married into an Iowa farm family more than thirty-five years ago! When I’m not writing, I crochet and sew, and I love to travel.

I recently moved to Minnesota when my husband got a wonderful new job, so now he and I and our border collie, Ramona, are exploring our new state and making new friends.

You can visit her website at www.CharlotteHubbard.com


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Charlotte Hubbard/Naomi King
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 20:30:57

    Thank you so much for your review, Joy! I appreciate the way you’re promoting my book so nicely on your blog.


  2. Trackback: Interview with author Charlotte Hubbard/Naomi King | splashesofjoy

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