Monday, October 10, 2016

5-Star Review of "Christmas at Promise Lodge"

Review of Christmas at Promise Lodge

(Promise Lodge #2)

by Charlotte Hubbard


As the year draws to a close, the brand-new colony of Promise Lodge is thriving, a welcoming community that offers three Amish sisters a fresh start. And as Christmas approaches, gifts big and small are given with love . . .

 As Promise Lodge’s first wedding arrives, the evidence of a community building a foundation for the future is a cause for celebration. But the bishop’s narrow-minded wedding sermon doesn’t sit well with the Bender sisters, the town’s courageous founders, especially widowed Mattie Schwartz. She believes marriage and family aren’t the most important of God’s gifts—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 the course of 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. 

MY REVIEW:   Sleigh rides, friends, and lots of delicious baked goods and you have the makings of a beautiful Christmas at Promise Lodge.   After Mattie and her sisters founded the Promise Lodge Amish settlement, not everything is going perfectly.   Not all the Amish in the community agree with everything that Bishop Floyd is decreeing as the Ordnung.   He also shocks them all when he announces that Mattie, Amos, and several others must marry and soon.   Mattie and Amos have loved each other since they were very young but her father forbid them marrying as he felt that Amos did not make enough money.   Will life allow them to marry at last or will they be cheated yet again?   

             The friends at Promise Lodge make life at the lodge seem so appealing.   They have their own little private apartments and they have the companionship and wonderful meals as well as the crochet group they start and better yet, they get to wear their pajamas while they crochet.   I love the people of Promise Lodge and I was really rooting for Amos and Mattie to be joined in marriage at long last.   Readers will enjoy reading to see what happens for this precious couple and getting to know the other members of the Promise Lodge.   

            I rated this book 5 stars and highly recommend it.

            I received a copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:

Charlotte Hubbard

Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard (a.k.a. Naomi King) writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle in her new Seasons of the Heart series. Like her heroine, Miriam Lantz, Charlotte considers it her personal mission to feed people—to share hearth and home. Faith and family, farming and food preservation are hallmarks of her lifestyle, and the foundation of her earlier Angels of Mercy series. She’s a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and when she’s not writing, she loves to try new recipes, crochet, and sew. Charlotte now lives in Minnesota with her husband and their border collie.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and for featuring my book on your blog today, Rhonda!


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