Monday, March 2, 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.


Once again Hubbard delivers a sweet story about forgiveness, love and happiness and all sorts of good stuff in this novel!

This book y'all!! It is full of surprises!! Wonderful surprises at that too! That will keep you on the ball to see what happens next!
This is a warm, feel good book too and it will leave your heart feeling pretty full too. 
I think my favorite part in this story is the forgiveness part. Forgiveness is awesome y'all and makes you feel so much better for it.
My favorite character is Gloria. I enjoyed reading and watching her grow into the person she is now.
Sometimes it just takes a little growing up and the love of the Lord for us to see the shinning light at the end of the tunnel.
Gloria is like me in little ways. Like her, I love observing people without their knowledge. It's fun watching them to see what they will do.
I love how she tries to do the next right thing to help others. She really is an awesome person.
I felt her heartfelt prayers whenever she ask God for help. I found myself praying right along with her.
At times we all need a little divine help.
All the characters are loved in this story.
But my second favorite is Preacher Monroe.
He's friendly, kind and loves to socialize and he especially loves gatherings so he can eat
I can see his eyes light up whenever a certain food shows up lol!
But, all of us loves to eat and socialize especially me. There's nothing like being around other believers. That's the best kind of company!
I did get a little upset when I found out what was going on though and I wanted to give a few words myself. It wasn't right and it shows us that Satan is strongly at work even in the Amish world.
I was also cheering for the people of Promise Lodge and they didn't disappoint!
I just love Hubbard's story! She's an awesome storyteller and I really enjoyed staying at Promise Lodge and I hated to say Goodbye.
I highly recommend! You'll not want to leave Promise Lodge!
My thanks to the author/Netgalley for a complimentary copy of this book.
I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own. 


Charlotte HubbardDrawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard (a.k.a. Naomi King) writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle in her new Seasons of the Heart series. Like her heroine, Miriam Lantz, 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 her earlier Angels of Mercy 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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