Returning to the fan-favorite world of Promise Lodge, the small-town Missouri setting for her beloved Amish inspirational romance novels, Charlotte Hubbard charms readers with the tale of two English women who, eager to experience the life they read about in Amish romance novels, join the community under the guise of being Mennonites. Though it doesn’t take time for the community to see through the disguise, when a fierce storm hits, they all must band together to survive. This uplifting and hopeful tale is perfect for fans of Shelley Shepard Gray and Beth Wiseman.
There are no secrets among Missouri’s Amish community of Promise Lodge, as they share their joys, burdens, and blessings. But two visitors with a hidden agenda bring some surprising revelations—and unexpected saving graces… When Karen Mercer and Andi Swann come to Promise Lodge for a week’s stay, the Kuhn sisters quickly detect the guests are not Plain folk, despite their kapps and homemade dresses. Entranced by the idyllic Amish lifestyle they’ve read about in romance novels, the visitors have gone undercover to revisit the place that was once the church camp where they spent happy summers. They mean no harm—but when the truth is uncovered, their deception has an intriguing impact on the faithful, hard-working community …
Meanwhile, amid bustling preparations for a spring wedding, a shy horse trainer is encouraged to share his colorful world with a newcomer awaiting a miracle . . . while the widowed baker of luscious Promise Lodge Pies sees a long-time friendship in a romantic new light. And in the wake of a destructive storm, Karen and Andi’s insider knowledge of the grounds may offer the safe passage they all need to renew and rebuild—stronger than ever …
Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle. 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 a choir member. 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. Please visit her at charlottehubbard.com.
Praise for Charlotte Hubbard and Her Novels
"Fans of Amish fiction will love Charlotte Hubbard's series." —Marta Perry
"Hubbard writes of healing and brave new beginnings from a refreshingly feminist perspective...in a lighter way than Beverly Lewis' The Shunning, and in a manner that will please admirers of Cindy Woodsmall." —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW on Promise Lodge
"Hubbard excels at weaving a feminist perspective into the daily realities of Amish life...The story goes beyond the stereotypes and describes with sensitivity and tact how strong women can uphold their community's traditions, keep the faith, and forge new futures." —Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW on Christmas at Promise Lodge
"[A] charming novel set in a tight knit Amish community...A leap of faith." —Simple Grace on A Simple Vow
"Thought-provoking and fresh." —Publishers Weekly on A Mother's Gift