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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Christmas at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard ♥ Exclusive Excerpt, Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Inspirational Holiday Amish Romance)



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.



Amos gripped the edge of the preacher’s bench until his hands hurt. This was not the proper time to challenge folks by name, telling them to find mates. He couldn’t miss the way Truman Wickey, their Mennonite neighbor, had also tensed. Truman sat on the front pew bench of the men’s side, serving as one of Noah’s newehockers along with Roman, so his reaction was easy to see. Amos suspected that on the women’s side, Rosetta, Mattie and Christine appeared equally perturbed.

To Amos’s right, Preacher Eli Peterscheim shifted on the wooden bench as the bishop continued preaching. “That’s just wrong,” he muttered under his breath. “You can’t tell me God instructed Floyd to name names and set a deadline for marrying.”

Amos agreed with Eli’s assessment. Why on earth had Bishop Floyd used this wedding sermon to single out the three women who’d founded their colony—and then named him and Marlin, as well? Why was Floyd so set on following the very strictest formula of the Old Order faith, when other communities allowed intermarriage and home-based businesses run by married women?

On Amos’s other side, Marlin Kurtz, the colony’s new preacher, leaned closer. “That’s outrageous—I’ve only lived here a couple months,” he whispered. “I’ve had no time to court anyone while building a house and getting my kids settled in. Is Floyd always this intense?”

Amos stifled a cough. “If the bishop thinks the unattached folks here are going to bang his door down, asking him to officiate at their weddings in the next few weeks, he’s in for a rude awakening.”

And I probably am, too. Mattie will most likely dig in her heels and refuse to marry me now, just to spite the bishop.

Sure enough, when Amos peered toward the side of the expanded front room where the women sat, he saw that Mattie’s lips were pressed into a tight line as though she might explode from suppressing her irritation with Bishop Floyd. Rosetta’s face was as red as an apple from the orchard and Christine’s scowl could’ve curdled milk. Amos suspected the three sisters would express their opinions openly once they were out of church, and he prayed the bishop wouldn’t spoil this festive occasion by lashing out or ordering them to pay some sort of penance for challenging his decree. Amos predicted that Mattie’s frustration would get her into hot water one of these days, and unfortunately, Floyd Lehman would always have the upper hand and the last word.


    
    

    





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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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50 comments :

  1. What are your dreams and plans for your future as a writer?

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    1. I plan to die at my Mac...many, many years and books from now, Mai.

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  2. congrats on the tour and thanks for the opportunity to win :)

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  3. Sorry I missed you yesterday but back today to once again say thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. Hoping your persistence will pay off, come time to choose the winner, James!

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  4. I enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great read to start the holidays

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  5. Thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog today, Lauren!

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  6. Sounds like a great book and an awesome series - thanks for sharing!

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  7. I really enjoy The Promise Lodge series of books. In fact, I enjoy all of Namoi's books Thanks for the giveaway

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    1. Thanks so much for being a faithful reader, Patricia! I appreciate it!

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  8. I really want to read this story. It sounds fascinating.

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    1. Thanks for spending some time with us at Promise Lodge today, MomJane!

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  9. I love your books.This one sounds good.

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  10. I love your books.This one sounds good.

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  11. Love your books and the recipes look good too. Glad I found this post!

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  12. I enjoyed this post. I love your books. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks for spending time with us today, Ree Dee!

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  13. I love your books, Charlotte. do you ever have book signings in Oklahoma?

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    1. Thanks for asking, Debbie! Traveling that far (from MN--on my nickel) for a signing isn't very practical. If you'd like a signed book, you can buy one from me directly--message me on FB about that, if you're interested!

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  14. I love Amish stories. The question I want to ask is do the Amish get baptized?

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    1. Yes, Patty, baptism into the church when they are young adults (rather than clueless babies) is the HEART of the Amish faith.Thanks for asking!

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  15. A beautiful Amish Christmas story to enjoy by a wonderful writer.

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    1. Lovely thing to say, Mary Ellen! Thanks so much!

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  16. Have a terrific day and I want you to know I DO appreciate you bringing us these great giveaways, thank you.

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  17. I loved the first book and I loved Christmas stories So this book should be wonderful

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  18. Stopping by to say Good Morning on this fine Friday. Hope it's a great one for you and thank you for this giveaway.

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  19. Hope your Saturday is filled with fun and thanks for all you do for us offering us these giveaways

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  20. Thanks for sharing with us the excerpt.

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  21. Off to work soon for me but hope you have one awesome Sunday! Thanks for the opportunity at winning.

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  22. Sounds like a great read from the synopsis. Clean and easy read.

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  23. I really like the sound of the plot! Im definitely looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I liked both the excerpt, and the book cover.

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  25. I have missed you lately, my apologies but back to say thank you for the chance at winning.

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  26. sounds like a fun one!

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  27. Perfect time of year for a nice read.

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  28. Thanks so much for the great giveaway and opportunity to win.

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  29. Do you have a muse and do you get writers block? :)

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  30. I love Amos' character! Seems like a deep, fascinating character.

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