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Thursday, 21 July 2016

EXCERPT TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - A Simple Vow by Charlotte Hubbard

GENRE

Inspirational Romance ( Amish)

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Housed in a rustic red barn, the Simple Gifts crafts shop celebrates the talents of the Amish of Willow Ridge—and the faith that inspires them. For the acceptance of simplicity opens the path to love.

As far as Edith Riehl is concerned, the baby twins thrust suddenly into her arms are a heaven-sent gift. Unable to conceive, she longs to be a mother with a home of her own. She’s going to abide by her promise to handsome Asa Detweiler to take care of them while he looks for their real father. And even if her domineering dat Cornelius refuses to countenance Asa’s suit, she can only pray the bachelor’s honesty and persistence will uncover the truth—even as he’s kindled an impossible hope for a love of her own…

Asa can’t understand why anyone would think he would be so dishonorable as to father babies and then abandon them. He’s determined to clear his name—but Edith’s caring ways also inspire him to help heal her wounded spirit and earn her trust. In the face of heartbreaking deception, he and Edith must find the strength to understand, forgive…and claim their own hearts’ joy.

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Luke Hooley gazed around the crowded Grill N Skillet dining room with a sense of great satisfaction. While it was traditional for an Old Order wedding feast to be held at the home of the bride’s parents, he and Nora had insisted on hosting the event at Willow Ridge’s recently rebuilt and expanded café because it would be a real treat for their friends and family. Josiah Witmer had roasted two hogs, beef briskets, and countless chicken quarters, which he was serving along with the side dishes his sister Savilla had created.

As he slipped behind the steam table to chat with Josiah, Luke’s stomach rumbled. “You two have outdone yourselves,” he remarked as the young man set out fresh pans of steaming mashed potatoes and creamed celery. “Everyone’s raving about your grilled meats, and the way you’ve offered the traditional wedding foods along with your specialties.”

Josiah flashed a wide smile. “Can’t have pulled pork without some baked beans and slaw, ain’t so? But Savilla was right—folks are gobbling up the wedding ‘roast’ she made with chicken and stuffing, too. I suspect we’ll run out of the creamed celery before the second sitting of guests makes it through the line.”

“We’ll have plenty of other food, though,” Savilla assured Luke. Her dark eyes sparkled as she set down a bowl of chunky homemade applesauce. “I was astounded when I saw how many different kinds of pies Naomi and the other gals made for us. And Miriam’s wedding cake is the prettiest I’ve ever seen.”

Luke glanced toward the eck—the raised table in the far corner, where the wedding party sat—and had to agree that the tiered cake his sister-in-law had made was even grander than the one she’d baked for his and Nora’s wedding last winter. His brother Ben’s wife was out of the restaurant business now, raising their baby daughter Bethlehem, but she still enjoyed sharing her baking skills whenever she had the chance. Her partner Naomi Brenneman kept the Grill N Skillet’s kitchen organized and running smoothly during the daily lunch and supper shifts, which allowed the Witmers to expand into some catering, as well.

“It’s just fabulous, the way you folks have grown your business these past months—and attracted so many more folks to Willow Ridge for the rest of our shops, too,” Luke remarked. “When Ira and I opened our mill and store last year, we had no idea how busy we’d be, or how many regional farmers we’d hire to grow specialty grains for us.”

“Not to mention your cage-free chickens and eggs,” Savilla said. “We’re really glad to have local suppliers for those because we know the eggs haven’t been sitting in cold storage somewhere—and the meat’s so fresh. Here—” She grabbed a golden-brown chicken quarter with her tongs and put it on a small plate. “This’ll tide you over until you and Nora come through the line for your dinner.”

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Many moons ago—like, in 1983 while she was still a school librarian—Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. This launched her into writing around seventy of those “true confessions” stories over the years, and she’s been a slave to her overactive imagination ever since. Over the course of her writing career, she has sold nearly 50 books—most recently, Amish romance series she’s written as Charlotte Hubbard or Naomi King.
Charlotte lived in Missouri for most of her life, so her Amish stories are set in imaginary Missouri towns. These days she lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband of 40+ years and their Border collie, Ramona.






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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for featuring my book on your blog today!

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  2. Congrats on the tour, the book looks great :)

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    1. I'm glad, Rita! Good to see you today!

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  4. Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?

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    1. Becky, I have a weekly page quota I try to keep up with. Gives me more flexibility during weeks, like this one, when guys came to install new windows in my office--and then I snapped and canned a bushel and a half of green beans! Tomorrow I'll write a LOT.

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