Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Breath of Spring By Charlotte Hubbard

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 she 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 unshakeable 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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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!
As you are reading this book you would think that Hubbard was Amish herself. She has so much knowledge of the Amish lifestyle.
You are going to fall in love with the very well developed characters.
I was sure ready to go back to the Cafe' after reading the first books in this series Seasons of the Heart.
There are some yummy recipes at the end of the  book in a section called What's cookin' at the Sweet Seasons Bakery Cafe'
I can't wait for the fifth book in this series Harvest of Blessings.
I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend it. It is a keeper for your book shelf.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I have got this whole series because you rave about them so much, I will be on my way over to Amazon now. Thanks Mary

  2. Sounds like a really good series. I would love to read them after reading this review. Thanks again, Mary, for a great review!

  3. This is a must have book for me! I am looking for it in the store today! Great review Mary! Love, love, love, Charlotte's books!

    Jud B

  4. Thanks so much for your wonderful review of my book, Mary! It means so much to hear from sincere readers who take the time to read closely and report accurately!

  5. Wonderful review, Mary. I'll be adding this one to my TBR list.

  6. I am certainly intrigued by this story. By your wonderful review, it sounds like a must read, Mary. Thank you for the opportunity.

  7. I'd love to read this book! I haven't had the chance to read anything by this author yet, but I know they're great from what people say!!

  8. I love your review and can't wait to start reading Charlotte Hubbard's books! Thank you for sharing!!

  9. Another great review. Because of you I want to read this series,

  10. I would love to read this book. Amish fiction is my favorite genre. Love that the book has recipes in the back. I have not read any books by Charlotte yet.
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  11. Mary, I like the story of what is this book. Someone who thinks she's not worthy of love it seems. So many feel this way. I pray this will be read by someone who it will help with their feeling they are unworthy. I would love to read Charlotte's new book. Thanks for the chance. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com