Hello everyone and welcome! Today I'd like to introduce Charlotte Hubbard and her Amish/Inspirational Romance, Light Shines on Promise Lodge! I would like to thank Goddess Fish Promotions for allowing me to be part of this tour.
For abandoned wife, Annabelle Beachey, Promise Lodge is a a place of refuge where she can gain the confidence and self-sufficiency she once had.But she and the other residents are dismayed when newly arrived Bishop Clayton King claims the community is to progressive and sets out to change its ways. Worse, her husband, Phineas returns, expecting her to give up her faith the same way he gave up his. He won't leave Promise Lodge without her...
But little by little, Annabelle is determined and her new forthrightness makes Phineas realize his mistakes-and truly listen to his wife for the first time. Meanwhile, Annabelle finds herself feeling compassion-and even renewed love-for her newly humble, more caring husband. And as Bishop Clayton's attempt to control Promise Lodge threatens everything its residents have built, Phineas and Annabelle must work together with unshakable courage to save their new home-and their opportunity for forever happiness.
With a pitcher in each hand, Annabelle made her way into the crowded dining room. The tables were close together to accommodate the large crowd, so she walked along the tables' ends and had someone pass her the pitchers that needed refilling. She was stepping toward the table nearest the archway that led to the lodge's lobby when the sight of a solitary man in black froze her in place.
Phineas was watching her, as though he'd been following her progress along the outer edge of the dining room...waiting for her to notice him. He held her gaze with the pale, penetrating green eyes that had often made her heart thud in her chest as she anticipated his judgement-his criticism and correction.
The blood rushed from Annabelle's head. She wasn't aware that she'd dropped the two big pitchers until she heard the noisy clatter of plastic hitting the hardwood floor and felt ice water filling her shoes.
What's Phineas doing here? How did he find me-and what does he want?
I don't usually care much for Historical Romance but this book may have just changed my mind. I love this story! I've always been fascinated with the Amish faith and the simple way of life. I enjoyed this read very much! The characters in the book will strike a cord in your heart. The story is well written and isn't unlike much of what happens in the real world. Charlotte Hubbard is a wonderful storyteller and the book is full of love. If you like a story full of love and second chances the Light Shines on Promise Lodge is the book to read. I liked it from the beginning all the way to the end and will definitely read other books by this author.
Author BIO and Links:
In 1983, Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. She wrote around 70 of those confession stories, and she sold more than 50 books to traditional or online publishers. A longtime resident of Missouri, she's currently writing Amish Romances set in imaginary Missouri towns for Kensington. She now lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband of 40+ years and their Border collie, Vera.
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