By the author of Morning Star—in an Amish community built on faith and second chances, two young lovers see if they can start over.
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 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.
Praise for Promise Lodge
“Hubbard firmly grounds the storyline in the principle of Amish grace.”—Publishers Weekly
“Hubbard writes of healing and brave new beginnings from a refreshingly feminist perspective.”—Booklist (starred review)
Praise for Charlotte Hubbard's Seasons of the Heart series
"Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." --RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!" --Romance Reviews Today
Hubbard's newest series introduces a cast of strong, independent Amish women looking to remain true to their faith and family-based traditions, but under their own terms. Sisters Rosetta, Christine, and Mattie have lived their whole lives in the Coldstream colony of Missouri. But when Mattie and Christine are widowed and their parents die, the women have far more reasons to leave than they do to stay. Selling their homesteads to purchase an abandoned church camp, the women, along with the widowed Preacher Amos, plan to prepare the property as a new colony with a few new rules. When Christine's son's old flame appears, it soon becomes apparent that the troubles of Coldstream may not be so easy to escape. While her characters learn to compromise, as well as challenge some of the more stringent ordinances of Amish communities, Hubbard firmly grounds the story line in the principle of Amish grace. This is a simple story showing the value of forgiveness and second chances in the complex world of human relationships.