GENRE: Inspirational Romance (Amish)
Promise Lodge, Book 1
Zebra (February 26, 2016)
ISBN-13: 9781420139419 •• ISBN-10: 142013941X
Promise Lodge's first wedding is cause for celebration—but the bishop's narrow-minded wedding sermon doesn't sit well with the Bender sisters, especially widowed Mattie Schwartz. She believes marriage and family aren't the only important gifts God gives--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 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.
Mattie stopped at the corner of the cottage where the men were talking, noting the rise in the pitch and volume of their voices. She stood where the curtain panel would hide her, and when she glanced through the window she could see the five fellows in the main room. The three preachers and Truman were seated in chairs or on the edge of the bed while Bishop Floyd remained standing . . . as though using his stature to place himself above the others and refute everything they said. It made for a very uneven conversation, from her viewpoint—
Not that Bishop Floyd cares about your viewpoint.
Mattie blinked. The thought had come to her unbidden, yet unerring. It was wrong for her to judge the bishop, but her sudden flash of insight resonated with an uncomfortable truth. No matter what any of the other men said, Floyd Lehman would remain rooted in his own convictions, his mind closed to their ideas. And if he paid no attention to what the three preachers suggested, he certainly wouldn’t listen to the women’s opinions.
When she focused on Amos, who sat facing the window, Mattie admired him for speaking his mind—and for standing up for her and her produce stand. He looked robust and handsome dressed in his wedding best, with his hair and beard neatly clipped to follow the shape of his weathered face. Apparently the men in Floyd’s previous district preferred the U-shaped style of beard that was allowed to grow as it would, untrimmed—messy, in Mattie’s opinion. It shouldn’t matter how their bishop looked, yet Floyd’s unkempt, unruly appearance made it harder for her to accept his criticism.
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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