A Mother’s Gift by Charlotte Hubbard Plus Giveaway

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ABOUT THIS BOOK 

For Leah Otto, marrying Jude Shetler is a long-held dream come true. As a young girl, she was captivated by his good looks and talent as an auctioneer. When Jude, now a widower with three children, begins to court her, Leah doesn’t hesitate. Other men may not appreciate her tomboy ways, but Jude values Leah’s practical nature and her skill with the animals she tends, and both enter the marriage with joy and optimism.

Three months later, Leah feels as if her world is coming down around her. Her twin teenage
step-daughters, Alice and Adeline, are pushing boundaries and taking far too many risks, while five-year-old Stevie deeply misses his mother. Leah, more at ease in a barn tending her goats and chickens than in a kitchen, struggles with her housekeeping duties.

Then a baby is abandoned on their doorstep, and Leah must search her soul. Caring for little Betsy fills her with renewed purpose and the strength to begin pulling her family together. With Jude’s steadfast support, Leah finds that what she once thought of as a happy ending may be something even better—the beginning of a life rich in love, faith, and unexpected blessings.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Leah Otto, marrying Juda Shetler was just a huge mistake, according to everyone in their small Amish community. Leah would never get along with Jude’s twin teenage girls and his small son who misses his mammso much all he does is cries for her. But Leah was determined to marry this man that she loved dearly. And Jude was just as determined to make Leah his wife. But when Jude’s sneaky twin teens overheard a private conversation between Jude and Leah, Jude’s house was disrupted to the point that he didn’t know what to do, and Leah wished that she had listened to her mom when she tried to warn her how Jude’s twins would feel toward her.

Anout halfway through this awesome Amish story, I had no idea how Ms. Hubbard would untangle the mess called Jude’s household. I cried with Leah, and wanted to wring those twin girls’ necks! I was so glad when Leah finally broke through to little Stevie, and he started trusting her. And not only that, but Stevie was one smart five year old! And he didn’t mind telling what the twins told him, or what he overheard the twins say. I love this little one!

For me, this is my favorite so far from author Charlotte Hubbard. A bit different from most Amish books I’ve read. Leah wasn’t the usual Amish Housewife and Jude didn’t care what people thought of her working with her cows, goats, and other farm animals. One thing this story teaches us is that communication is so very important in a marriage or relationship. I loved the way Jude and Leah were able to talk through their problems and struggles, even though it was very difficult and embarrassing for them both at times. And it’s also scary for Amish parents to think of their kids as the go through their time of rumspringa. It’s a cruel world out there for someone who has been so sheltered, even to those who are not Amish. Leah and Jude’s strong faith in God got them through their trying times, and He will do the same for anyone. I appreciate Ms. Hubbard dealing with these issues in this story. And I hope if someone reading this book is going through struggles, Jude and Leah’s story will help them as they go through their difficult journey.

I received this book from Goddess Book Tours 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.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

Charlotte Hubbard sold her first historical romance in 1990, and she’s been a slave to her overactive imagination ever since. As she writes, her stories invariably take on a life of their own, different from the way she proposed them: unforeseen characters and plot twists come along, and they keep her guessing right along with her readers!

Charlotte has lived in the Midwest most of her life. When she’s not writing, she loves touring historic homes, trying new recipes, crocheting, and playing with her Border Collie, Ramona. She’s a Presbyterian deacon, sings in her church choir, and plays in the percussion ensemble. She’s married to a fine man who–bless him–has never once suggested she get a real job!

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A Simple Wish by Charlotte Hubbard plus Giveaway

Making rugs for the Simple Gifts store has taught Loretta Riehl that an unassuming pattern can reveal surprising depth. People, too, have a way of defying first impressions. Drew Detweiler came to Willow Ridge under a cloud, but the handsome craftsman has gained the community’s respect for his upholstery skills and commitment to making amends for his mistakes. As her new brother-in-law’s twin, he’s joining the family for dinners and Sunday visits, and Loretta can’t deny enjoying his attentions.

If only her dat were willing to let a little joy into his life. Cornelius Riehl grows sterner with each day, and Drew suspects there’s more to his moods than missing Loretta’s late mamm. Hoping to fulfill Loretta’s wish to live in a peaceful, happy home again, Drew sets out to learn the truth. It’s a journey that will bring to light painful realities—but also the chance to forge a new, honest, and loving future together…
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October 26: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
October 26: Vickie’s Kitchen and Garden
October 27: The Book Connection
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October 27: Jennifer Macaire, Tell me a Story

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

A Simple Wish takes Readers back to the Reihl family and their drama in life. Especially with Cornelius and the secret life he was living. This story had a lot of main characters, which ended up mainly with Loretta and Drew. And there are Wyatt and Rebecca, who hopefully will have their own story since theirs was left unfinished, but a lot of attention was given to them in this book.

As usual, Charlotte Hubbard writes a fun and interesting story that will provide a few hours of entertainment. The Amish characters and lifestyle mixed with the Mennonite lifestyle gives the Amish more liberal opportunities. And I actually liked the leaders of the Amish church here, except for Cornelius, that is. And I really didn’t care for his outcome, especially since any other church member would have been thrown to the wolves. And I so much appreciated his daughters and son-in-laws standing up to him. I hope Cornelius’ actions are not the usual actions of Deacons or church leaders of the Amish. This is a really nice read, my only problem with it is that it is listed as Religious and Inspiration, and when a book is listed as such, yet has cuss words used casually, and especially taking God’s name in vain, it’s unacceptable for me. God’s name deserves to be used reverently. A copy of This book was provided by the author and Goddess Fish Promotions for me to read and review. The opinions here are mine only.

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PUYB Presents…..Breath of Spring by Charlotte Hubbard

PUYB Presents…..

Breath of Spring

by Charlotte Hubbard

 

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Author: Charlotte Hubbard
Publisher: Kensington
Pages: 352
Genre: Amish Romance/Inspirational

As a bright season brings a fresh start to Willow Ridge, Annie Mae Knepp feels she can never make peace with the past. Her disgraced ex-bishop father is furious that she’s has taken her five siblings to live with her. She’s never been truly at home in her faith…or believing in herself. And Annie Mae fears no man will want to take on the responsibilities she’s gladly shouldered. True, her quiet neighbor Adam Wagler has been steadfast and unshakable, helping her through her trials, but he surely couldn’t think of someone so lost as more than a friend. Believing she is unworthy because of her doubts, Annie Mae will find, in a moment of surprising revelation, that God can work impossible miracles—and that love makes all things new.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Breath of Spring is a refreshing book four in the Seasons of the Heart Series. It is nice reading about spring in an Amish community, and this little community in Willow Ridge was a calming place to be. But despite the spring feeling, Annie Mae has her hands full, since her mom passed away and her dad left, she was now mom to her siblings. And forget about getting married because no one would want a young 17 year old with a house full of kids, right?

I enjoy Charlotte Hubbard’s books so much, and this has been a most pleasant series to read. This is Annie Mae Knepp’s story. After starting work at the Sweet Seasons Bakery Cafe’, Annie Mae met Adam Wagler, and they begin to share each other’s secrets, but one thing Annie Mae didn’t need was romance. But they kept talking, and growing closer. And author Charlotte Hubbard weaves a story together dealing with the difficult struggles with these two young people that will warm your heart. I love Ms. Hubbard’s writing, and each book she writes is full of detail and vivid scenes that so clearly share her story. The characters are well developed throughout the story, and I really learned to love them. I’m not sure if there are more books in this series, but I would love to keep reading about the Willow Ridge Amish. As you can see through reading about this group of Amish, they are plain people but not perfect, and their life shows difficulty just as anyone’s does. Ms. Hubbard does an awesome job of weaving the good and the bad together, and bringing God’s love and redemption throughout the story to make their lives more smooth running!  I highly recommend this book to those who love a good, clean Amish story! You will love this one.

That said, I highly recommend this book, and especially to anyone who enjoys war stories or WWII historical stories. You will find yourself loving this one! 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.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I’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.

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Interview with author Charlotte Hubbard/Naomi King

Hello Bloggers!! Today I have a very special interview with author Naomi King.,Charlotte Hubbard. Naomi answered several  very interesting questions about her writing and love for Amish Fiction. If you haven’t read any of Naomi King’s books, then you are missing a treat! Check out this interview as well as Naomi’s books, including several new books just hitting the shelves. Including a new Christmas novel!

And don’t forget the check out her website for many awesome Amish Recipes!

http://www.naomikingauthor.com/whats-cookin-at-the-sweet-seasons-bakery-cafe/

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ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

I’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 new 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 new 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.

Enjoy the interview!

1.What inspired you to write Amish fiction?

I was fortunate enough to be invited to write Amish fiction! When my editor at Kensington, for whom I’d written a faith-and-family series at another publisher, discovered no one there was writing these very popular Amish stories, she believed I would be a good author to write them. The Amish fascinate me, and I deeply respect their beliefs. When I began writing about them I lived close to Jamesport, MO, the largest Amish settlement west of the Mississippi River. I’ve spent a great deal of time there and I’ve done a lot of other reading/research, as well.

2.How do you choose and create your characters?

For good storytelling, you need a balance of characters who exemplify the Amish lifestyle—and some who are struggling with their faith, and perhaps some characters who challenge Amish beliefs. In this Seasons of the Heart series, I created a mother, Miriam Lantz, and her three daughters—each of whom has a very different story, even though they’re triplets—as the backbone of the series. Readers tell me they feel like they know the Lantz women—and they cannot wait to see what renegade bishop Hiram Knepp will do next! And of course we get to know the other preachers and townspeople who frequent Miriam’s Sweet Seasons Café, and we have met Ben Hooley, who has become Miriam’s new husband, and the family members he brought to Willow Ridge with him in AUTUMN WINDS. As the series progresses, characters will develop and grow along with the main story line, to keep the town of Willow Ridge a lively, interesting, homey place to be.
3. What are you working on now?
I’m about two-thirds of the way through EMMA BLOOMS AT LAST, which is the fourth book of my At Home in Cedar Creek series, which I write as Naomi King, for New American Library. I took a different name at the request of the NAL editor, so the sales stats from my two different series won’t affect/compete against each other (lots of people ask me about that). I also have books 4-6 for this Seasons of the Heart series under contract—and right now AN AMISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS is in the stores, too. It’s two novellas, one by Charlotte and one by Naomi, and the stories feature characters mixing and matching up from both towns in my two series! It’s great fun.

4. What are four things most people don’t know about you?

Most folks here in St. Paul don’t know a lot about me, because my husband and I have only lived here for three years now! In general, it’s not common knowledge that I taught myself to play the accordion as research for an earlier book, and few people realize that I have green eyes. Most people don’t know (or probably care!) that I won several trophies at speech/debate tournaments in high school, and most people probably figure that, at my age, I color my hair—but the dark brown you see is my untreated, natural shade.
5. You have a lot of Amish recipes on your website. Are these real tried and
true Amish recipes?

You know, I’ve read a lot of Amish cookbooks and I defy anyone to put an Amish recipe for, say, meat loaf, next to my own recipe for it and see anything drastically different! While the Amish have their own traditional favorite foods, like any culture does, a lot of their day- to-day food isn’t much different from what the average farming family eats—or, maybe more accurately, what most families used to eat maybe 40 or 50 years ago when we actually cooked and ate at home most of the time.
Truth be told, many of the recipes in my books/on my website are favorites I’ve been making for many years because I love to cook—and because they fit the season of the story they’re in. So, WINTER OF WISHES features a lot of hearty comfort food for colder weather, and the recipes in AN AMISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS are all Christmas cookies and treats!
6. How can readers get in touch with you?

Readers can email me at NaomiCKing@gmail.com or they can reach me through the email function on my website, which is http://www.CharlotteHubbard.com. I also get snail mail at P.O. Box 18731, West St. Paul, MN 55118. Readers are also welcome to sign up for my newsletter, which comes out whenever new books are released. This sign-up is on my website homepage, lower left side.

Thanks so much for your interest in my books!

Check out my reviews on Naomi King/ Charlotte Hubbard Books

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PUYB Presents An Amish Country Christmas by Charlotte Hubbard

PUYB Presents

An Amish Country Christmas

by Charlotte Hubbard

An Amish Country Christmas

ABOUT AN AMISH COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

“The Christmas Visitors”: For spirited Martha Coblentz and her twin Mary, the snow has delivered the perfect holiday and birthday present to their door—handsome brothers Nate and Bram Kanagy. But when unforeseen trouble interrupts their season’s good cheer, it will take unexpected intervention—and sudden understanding—to give all four the blessing of a lifetime.

“Kissing the Bishop”: As the New Year’s first snow settles, Nazareth Hooley and her sister Jerusalem are given a heaven-sent chance to help newly widowed Tom Hostetler tend his home. But when her hope that she and Tom can build on the caring between them seems a dream forever out of reach, Nazareth discovers that faith and love can make any miracle possible.

 

My Thoughts on this  Book

An Amish Country Christmas is two Christmas stories that introduce characters in previous books written by  Charlotte Hubbard and the pen name Naomi King. I really enjoy Amish stories, and it is especially enlightening when there is an Amish story with the setting around the Christmas Season. I have read all of King/ Hubbard’s books, and this additional story about these characters was an added blessing. But I will say that this book is awesome reading as a stand alone.

The Christmas setting was heartwarming, and the author did an amazing job of writing the scenes about how the Amish celebrate the holiday’s. The characters were believable and I loved their continued development throughout the story. I have grown to love the characters in the Cedar Creek and Willow Ridge series, and it was especially nice that a book from each of these series was published around the same time. This gave me three Hubbard/King books to read back to back! I encourage you to pick up a copy of the heartwarming book of Christmas stories to read during Christmas, and keep this one to read in the years to come! You will not be disappointed!

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.

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ABOUT CHARLOTTE HUBBARD

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

PUYB Presents Winter of Wishes by Charlotte Hubbard

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Winter Wishes

ABOUT 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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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

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.

 

 

ABOUT CHARLOTTE HUBBARD

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

PUYB Presents “Autumn Winds” by Charlotte Hubbard

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Autumn Winds

Charlotte-HubbardABOUT CHARLOTTE HUBBARD

I’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 new 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 new 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.

To find out more about Charlotte, please visit her at www.CharlotteHubbard.com.

Visit her on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/charlotte.hubbard1

On Goodreads at:http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/53342.Charlotte_Hubbard

autumnwindsABOUT AUTUMN WINDS

The leaves are falling and there’s a chill in the air in Willow Ridge, Missouri, the quaint, quiet Amish town where love, loyalty, and faith in the Old Ways are about to be put to the test …

AUTUMN WINDS

Winds of change are blowing through Willow Ridge, and they’re bringing a stranger to the Sweet Seasons Bakery. At first, widowed Miriam Lantz has misgivings about Ben Hooley, a handsome but rootless traveling blacksmith. But as she gets to know the kind-hearted newcomer, she wonders if his arrival was providential. Perhaps she could find love again—if only there weren’t so many obstacles in the way. With Bishop Knepp relentlessly pursuing her hand in marriage and the fate of her beloved café at stake, Miriam must listen to God and her heart to find the happiness she longs for and the love she deserves.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Ben Hooley didn’t expect to pop in on the owner of the Sweet Seasons Bakery like he did, but he sure was glad that he met the friendly and nice looking Miriam Lantz. And what would people say since the storm just knocked the lights out and everything was dark? But since she was cooking for a suprise birthday party for the Bishop, Ben knew he was just the new guy in the area. He didn’t even know if he would stay or not. But he sure didn’t care for the Bishop being sweet on Miriam. She didn’t deserve to be the wife of a bishop and raise his clan.

This book starts off with a bang, with Ben making his noisy and somewhat appearance in the area. Mariam was a sweet lady and boy could she cook. I was hungry the entire time I read this book! Therefore I was a very happy reader when I found the recipe section at the end of the book, with some wonderful recipes I might add.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story of Miriam and her Bakery, along with her struggling over who she should go for. The Bishop, who everyone seems to think, and especially Bishop Knepp,  or could Miriam really find love again in this kind hearted man who literally was thrown into the wall of her Bakery on that stormy night?

Autumn Winds is another wonderful Amish read by author Charlotte Hubbard and well worth your read. The twists and turns in the story will capture your attention and keep you reading. And the food is awesome! The added little cookbook in the back of the book makes it all worth while. I will sure be trying some of these recipes! Thank you Charlotte Hubbard!

This book was provided by PUYB and the publisher Zebra Books for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a postive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

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