Monday, July 25, 2016

A Simple Vow by Charlotte Hubbard @goddessfish






A Simple Vow
by Charlotte Hubbard



GENRE: Inspirational Romance ( Amish)


BLURB:

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.


EXCERPT

“And who could’ve predicted that I’d give up my English life to join the Old Order and open a clinic here?” Andy Leitner chimed in as he came to stand with them. “Every time I see my kids’ smiles—and the rosy glow on my Rhoda’s face as she swells with our new baby—I have to pinch myself and give thanks.”

“We’re blessed to have ya here takin’ care of us,” Ben said with a nod. Then his smile brightened with curiosity. “Say, Andy, have ya heard anything about that acreage down the road from your corner—directly across from the Riehl place and Bishop Tom’s—goin’ up for sale?”

“I’ve heard the English family who owns it is selling because the dat and mamm can’t manage living there by themselves anymore,” Bishop Tom said as he joined them. “Guess they’re goin’ to something called an assisted living facility.”

“Why aren’t those kids lookin’ after their parents?” Ben asked with a shake of his head. “I can’t imagine havin’ to move away from the farm you’ve lived on most of your life, into a place where ya don’t know the other residents—or the ones who’ll be taking care of ya, either.”

Luke considered this information as he looked across the crowded café to see his brother Ira smiling into his new bride’s freckled face. “Might be worth my while to check into that land,” he mused aloud. “Not sure what I’d do with the house that’s on it, but the tillable acres would be a gut place for raising more of our specialty grains for the mill, or—”

Behind them, the bell jangled when the door was thrown open. “Where’s Andy Leitner?” a woman cried out. “We’ve found a fellow thrown from his horse alongside the road, out cold!”

Andy rushed toward the door and Luke felt compelled to go with him. His Aunt Nazareth, now Bishop Tom’s wife, had hollered over the happy chatter of the crowd, and she appeared winded from sprinting to the Grill N Skillet. “Jerusalem and I were walking over to the barn so she could see our little goats when we spotted a tall black horse, saddled but without its rider,” she explained as the three of them hurried out to the road. “Then we noticed a fellow sprawled over in the grass—”

“Stay here and catch your breath, Nazareth,” Andy insisted as he smiled at her. “I’ll meet up with your sister as soon as I get my horse hitched to the clinic wagon.”






AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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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GIVEAWAY


Charlotte will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


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