Friday, March 25, 2016

Excerpt Tour & #Giveaway for Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard

Welcome to my stop on the Excerpt Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard.  Please leave a comment or question for Charlotte to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway, where one (1) randomly chosen commenter will be awarded a $15 Amazon/BN GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  you may follow all of the stops on her tour by clicking on the banner above, the more stops you visit, the better your chances of winning.  My full review for this book will be a part of this post - it will be posted later in the morning.


Promise Lodge
By Charlotte Hubbard
Promise Lodge, Book 1

Publisher: Zebra (Kensington) Publishing
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Genre: Amish/Inspirational Romance
Format: eBook/Print
Length: 320 Pages
ISBN: 978-1420139419

ASIN: B00Y6RB2PA




About the book: 


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 fiancée, 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.



EXCERPT


“This is our neighbor, Truman Wickey,” Preacher Amos said in a jovial voice. “He and his mamm live on the other side of the orchard from us—the place on the hill with the nice white board fence. Our cookie bakers are Laura, Phoebe, and Deborah,” he went on, gesturing to each girl, “and these three sisters are the brains behind the businesses we aim to operate. Christine Hershberger owns the dairy herd you just saw. Rosetta Bender’s going to manage apartments here in the lodge building. Mattie Schwartz will be opening a roadside produce stand as soon as the vegetables are ready—and she’s overseeing the sale of property to folks who want to join us in our new colony.”

“Those are impressive undertakings,” Truman remarked as he nodded to each woman in turn. He grinned at Amos, including Noah and Roman in his glance. “So what do you fellows do, then?”

“Mostly what we’re told,” Amos quipped without missing a beat.

The laughter that erupted lifted Noah’s spirits. He already liked this guy Wickey. His straw hat had seen better days, and his striped shirt was smudged with concrete because he’d come along just in time to help them set some fence posts for a new corral behind the barn. The farm Truman owned was as neat and pretty as a picture postcard, and he just seemed happy.

“I’m not prying, understand, but I noticed electricity out in your barn, and of course this lodge is electrified, too,” Truman remarked. “Will you folks have to remove all the wiring to comply with Old Order ways?”

“Here in the lodge building, we’re going to install solar panels and cover the electrical outlets,” Rosetta responded as she checked the pies in her oven. “And since these big stoves and ovens are gas, we’ll only need to replace the fridges and freezers with gas ones—when I get the money to cover that.”

“And the government requires dairy farmers to have electric bulk tanks to store their milk in,” Roman remarked. “The Old Order bishops have had to go along with that so a lot of their members can make a living.”

Truman nodded as he gazed up at the pots hanging from hooks in the ceiling. “Plain folks have to deal with a lot more governmental regulations these days.”

Preacher Amos was nodding. “When we start building houses, though, the Amish places won’t be electrified. Most buggy sheds will have solar panels with plug-in adapters for charging the car batteries that run their buggy lights, and small businesses might use the solar panels to operate cash registers and such. But make no mistake,” he added emphatically. “We Amish still stay off the grid, far as electricity in our homes goes.”

Truman was peering into a pot on the stove—and then admiring the pies Rosetta and Christine were taking from the oven. “Seems to me these old campground appliances are working just fine for the food you ladies are whipping up, though,” he remarked. “You’ve really got this place shined up. I wish you all the best as you get your businesses going.”

“Can you stay for dinner so we can get better acquainted?” Noah’s mother asked. “Might be half an hour before the meal’s on the table, if you’ve got that long.”

Truman’s grin lit up his entire face. “I’d be crazy to refuse an offer like that, considering how gut it smells in here.”

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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33 comments:

  1. I am interested in learning more about the Amish culture. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    1. You're welcome, Jen! Thanks for spending time with us today!

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  2. thank you for the chance to win :)

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    1. You're welcome,Lisa! Good luck in the drawing!

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  3. I just love reading about the Amish. It's always so sweet. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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    1. Misty, I love your reading taste! Thanks for being here today!

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  4. Thanks so much for featuring my book today!

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  5. Thank you for having the giveaway! It looks like it is going to be another good book of hers. I love her books!

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    1. Thanks so much for being a cheerleader, Paula!

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  6. Will you be at the Women's Weekend in Berkin,Oh? I really enjoy reading your faith built books.

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    1. Sorry, Bette, but I will not. Thanks so much for your kind words about my books!

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  7. amy guillaume lindermanMarch 25, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Amish fiction is my favorite!

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    1. I admire your taste in reading material, Amy! Read on!

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  8. This looks like something I will read! Thanks

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    1. I hope you'll give it a try, Marsha! Thanks!

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  9. I sure hope you have a wonderful Easter Amish books,romance and cozy mysteries are my fav read.

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    1. Wishing you a wonderful Easter, as well, PT! I love mysteries, too!

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  10. wish to win this lovely book thank

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    1. Good luck in the drawing, PilotCar Driver!

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  11. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

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  12. Really great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome, Victoria! Thanks for following my tour!

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  13. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like a very interesting read!

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    1. Thanks, Ally! Hope you'll give it a try!

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  14. Love the cover and sounds like it would make a great present for my other mother

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    1. Pam, it's been my experience that moms LOVE to receive these books! Sweet and uplifting, they are!

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  15. This book looks really interesting, just from the cover, but then you added the excerpt! I love reading about the Amish, learning more about their customs, etc...when I get the chance to buy the book, especially the money, I will read it and leave a review on Goodreads, Amazon, Facebook, etc., and if you have any others that you have written, that need reviewing, it would be my pleasure to do so!!! Like I said, I love to read about the Amish so much, especially since I lived near them, in Falls Creek, Pa., I think that most of them are very loving and accepting of others, also God-fearing people! Thanks so very much for the opportunity to win, and have a wonderful, Blessed Day too!!! God Bless You and Your Family!!!

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  16. Forgot to leave my email, please add me to any newsletter mailing list, that you might have, I would appreciate it very much!
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    1. Frances, thanks so much for you offer to review! If you visit my website, at www.CharlotteHubbard.com, you'll see all of my titles--and at the bottom left of my home page you'll find the sign-up form for my newsletter.

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