Monday, April 13, 2020

Light Shines on Promise Lodge By Charlotte Hubbard

With autumn in full brilliant color, the Amish of Promise Lodge celebrate a successful harvest—and a community rooted in deep friendship. But as cold winds of judgment cast doubt and fear, residents will need each other more than ever to weather the storm . . .
For abandoned wife Annabelle Beachey, Promise Lodge is a refuge where she's gained confidence and self-sufficiency. But she and 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. 

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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! 

My Thoughts...
This is the fifth book in Hubbard's Promise Lodge series. Amish books seem to all be the same. Everyone is writing Amish fiction now days. Well Hubbard stands apart from all the rest. She writes fresh Amish  fiction.
I was so happy to go back to Promise Lodge to visit a  little while with my friends. You can read this is a stand alone you will enjoy it but might I recommend the whole series.
I gave this book 4 stars and recommend it.
 The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I have added this to my want to read list.

  2. Emma, I am sending you a copy if this. I'm doing giveaways of all the books for the next few months for my faithful followers!

  3. I enjoy Amish fiction but haven't read anything by Charlotte. Thanks for the recommendation, I will see if my library has the ebooks I can borrow. :-) I also love series books, so I will have to get all of them!