Saturday, February 6, 2016


It's a better life, a fresh start--and a heaven-sent second chance. Founded by three Amish sisters determined to put misfortune behind them, Promise Lodge is a colony where faith's abiding promise can be fulfilled--and love can make all things new…

Energetic widow Mattie Bender Schwartz is working day and night to get Promise Lodge going. She's also hoping the change will help her son Noah's heart to heal after his broken engagement. But his former fiancĂ©e, Deborah, is looking for a fresh start too. Filled with regret, and cast out by her dat for a reason she can't yet reveal, Deborah can only pray Noah will forgive her foolishness. 

Deborah is the last person Noah expected to show up at Promise Lodge. But with her cruel words still ringing in his head, he's reluctant to accept her apology--even if the Old Order ways demand he try. If only he could obey Christ's most important commandment: love one another. But one thing is certain--his mother and aunts, and their beloved Preacher Amos, will do their best to help him get there. 


Charlotte Hubbard has really outdone herself on this one!!!!
I have laughed myself silly throughout this book and I sniffled some too.
The characters are so delightful!!
I think though that Deborah is my favorite and then Rosetta is next.
Deborah is innocent in all that happens to her. She only did what she thought was right since there was no one around.
I love her strength and determination to get through her trials and tribulations against the bishops son. She keeps turning to God to help her in her times of trouble.
Rosetta and her sisters have left Coldstream because of the bishop and his wayward son. The bishop might claim that Issac is innocent but God knows and sees all that we do. They'll have to answer to God on judgement day even if they do get away with whatever wrong they do here on earth.
My favorite saying is God is our refuge and strength in times of trouble. Our church sang a song much like this by Mary McDonald.
Noah and his brother at first resented coming to Promise Lodge. it is here that Noah learns to forgive Deborah after he hears and understands what has been done to her..Eventually God begins working towards softening his heart.
Rosetta has a lot of guys and determination as well. All she wanted place of peace to live for madels and older women.
I wasn't too fond of France's and Floyd at first until they were getting ready to depart and I learned why he was the way he was.
This shows us a good example that really don't know what other folks go through unless we've traveled in their shoes.
Ruby and Beulah were brave to come on their own as well. At first I thought they were twins the way they finished each other's sentences.
Will there eventually be a wedding in store for our favorite young couple and will the two sisters come back to stay at Promise Lodge a place of peace?
I strongly recommend this book for anyone who loves to read about the Amish
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Thank u Charlotte Hubbard. I really enjoyed your story


Charlotte considers it her personal mission to feed people-to share hearth and home. Faith and family, farming and food preservation are hallmarks of her lifestyle, and the foundation of all her Amish romance series. She's a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and when she's not writing, she loves to try new recipes, crochet, and sew. Charlotte now lives in Minnesota with her husband and their border collie.

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