Monday, April 27, 2020

Blurb Blitz Light Shines on Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard

Light Shines on Promise Lodge
by Charlotte Hubbard

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GENRE:   Amish romance/inspirational
For abandoned wife Annabelle Beachey, Promise Lodge is a refuge where she’s gained confidence and self-sufficiency. But she and the others are dismayed when newly arrived Bishop Clayton King claims the community is too progressive and sets out to change its ways. Worse, her husband, Phineas, returns, expecting her to give up her faith as he has. And he won’t leave Promise Lodge without her…

But little by little, Annabelle’s determination and new forthrightness make Phineas realize his mistakes—and truly hear 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 unshakeable courage to save their new home—and their opportunity for forever happiness.

Read an Excerpt

“You know,” Cyrus remarked to his brother Jonathan, who sat beside him at the table, “I think Gloria might be coming around. Now that she’s our scribe for The Budget, along with managing Rosetta’s rentals, she doesn’t seem like such an airhead anymore.”

Jonathan’s eyebrows rose as he, too, watched Gloria enter the kitchen. “Spoken like a man in love,” he teased. “Since when are you sweet on Miss Lehman?”

“Lay off that talk, man!” Cyrus replied as he playfully punched Jonathan’s arm. “I’m just saying that Gloria’s changed. Remember how she used to follow Allen around like a lovesick puppy, spying on him and baking those brickbat brownies for him?”

“Why would you care, unless you’re interested?” his brother challenged. “Maybe today’s wedding and Allen’s engagement to Phoebe is getting you in the mood, eh?”

Jonathan’s remark caught Cyrus by surprise. The two of them had been working six days a week all spring and summer to help their older cousins, Simon and Sam Helmuth, establish their landscaping nursery, so they hadn’t had a lot of time for dating.

And now that Phoebe’s hitching up with Troyer, only two are left—unless you broaden your horizons and start scouting around Forest Grove . . . or Cloverdale, where Maria is.

“I rest my case. If you have no response, you’re susceptible to wedding fever,” Jonathan remarked lightly.

Cyrus sat up straighter to challenge his brother. “Here you are at twenty-four—much older than I am—and you’ve got no prospects at all. What’s your problem?”

“Puh! I could have women swarming around me like bees if I—”

“So why don’t you?” Cyrus shot back. “You’ve had the same opportunities I’ve had.”

“Are you calling me out? Saying I couldn’t latch onto any girl I wanted?” Jonathan said in a deceptively calm voice.

Something about the tilt of his brother’s eyebrows and the light in his brown eyes sent a surge of adrenalin through Cyrus’s system. Was it the ticking of his biological clock goading him, or was he rising to Jonathan’s challenge?

“So prove it,” Cyrus heard himself say beneath the happy chatter that filled the dining room. “If you’re not engaged by Thanksgiving, you owe me five hundred bucks!”

My Review:
I have read many of Charlotte Hubbard's books and have not been disappointed with any one of them. This book Light Shines on Promise Lodge is no different. I loved it and it is one of my favorites so far. This is the fifth book in the Promise Lodge Series. I have read all 5 books in this series and can't wait for more of this series. I love how Charlotte Hubbard makes the characters in her books feel so real and reading one of her books make you feel like you are right there visiting old friends. She also ties in characters from her other series as well. You can read her books as stand alones but they are so much better as a series, as Promise Lodge is a place with the same characters and new additions. Each book tells the story of usually a new resident and one of the established residents. These books do have many religious snipits, I mean after all they are about an Amish Community but they do not preach to you.

This book has a lot going on it. I love how she has added a huge mystery to this one. I was a little shocked when the bad guy was revealed. Boy crazy Gloria gets her chance as one of the main characters. The other main characters of this book are Annabelle, a new comer to the Promise Lodge and a special guest Bishop Clayton King, who wreaks havoc with his visit to the community. 

About the Author:

In 1983, Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. She wrote around 70 of those confession stories, and she’s 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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  1. My family loves reading so hearing about another great book I appreciate. Thanks for sharing and also for the giveaway.

  2. Who was your favorite author as a child?

    1. I read so many different things as a kid, I can't really pick a favorite, Bernie!

  3. This sounds really interesting and the cover looks great.

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog today, and for your great no-spoiler review!!

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    1. Thanks for saying so--and for stopping by today, Julie!

  6. Wonderful review! Sounds like a must read.

  7. Did you go to school to be a writer?