Monday, July 11, 2016

Excerpt Tour + #Giveaway: A Simple Vow by Charlotte Hubbard @GoddessFish

A Simple Vow
by Charlotte Hubbard
GENRE: Inspirational Romance ( Amish)


Housed in a rustic red barn, the Simple Gifts crafts shop celebrates the talents of the Amish of Willow Ridge—and the faith that inspires them. For the acceptance of simplicity opens the path to love.

As far as Edith Riehl is concerned, the baby twins thrust suddenly into her arms are a heaven-sent gift. Unable to conceive, she longs to be a mother with a home of her own. She’s going to abide by her promise to handsome Asa Detweiler to take care of them while he looks for their real father. And even if her domineering dat Cornelius refuses to countenance Asa’s suit, she can only pray the bachelor’s honesty and persistence will uncover the truth—even as he’s kindled an impossible hope for a love of her own…

Asa can’t understand why anyone would think he would be so dishonorable as to father babies and then abandon them. He’s determined to clear his name—but Edith’s caring ways also inspire him to help heal her wounded spirit and earn her trust. In the face of heartbreaking deception, he and Edith must find the strength to understand, forgive…and claim their own hearts’ joy.


As Asa mounted his horse and headed down the road, his thoughts whirled like a tornado’s funnel cloud. When he’d first heard the phone message accusing him of fathering twins by some young woman named Molly, he’d found the situation outrageous—but now that he’d met Will Gingerich and heard more of the story, he was even more upset. And confused.

He could understand why Will was acting half crazy, because dealing with cancer and grief did that to a man. But how had Will gotten his phone number? If Will’s wife had hollered only a first name what if she’d declared her love for a different man altogether? The whole situation seemed bizarre, and Asa sensed that he could mull it over all the way home and still not have any answers by the time he reached Clifford.

On instinct Asa turned and saw that Edith Riehl was still standing on her porch, watching him. When he waved, she waved back before stooping to pick up the two babies in their baskets. Now that young woman was a saint, taking responsibility for twins on the promise that Will Gingerich would return for them. Asa wasn’t a betting man, but he figured the odds were about fifty-fifty that Will would come back—and about nil that he’d try to raise the babies on his own. Parenting would be a daunting task for a man alone even under more normal circumstances, and even with help from Molly’s family.

Asa shook his head as he imagined the trials and tribulations of tending two helpless babies. But Edith will handle it. She’s a can-do sort of woman whose heart and priorities are in the right place.

“Let’s go, Midnight,” he murmured, urging his gelding into an easy canter as they reached the curve where the road left town. His ride home would be much more enjoyable if he thought about Edith Reihl . . . imagined her waiting for him on the porch of a tidy house as his work day came to an end . . .

Asa heard rapid hoofbeats coming up behind him, but he was awash in his pleasant thoughts—and he never dreamed a buggy driver would race past him so fast on the narrow road that Midnight would spook and lose his footing in the gravel. Asa cried out as a small rock struck his forehead. He had the sensation of flying through the air—leaving the saddle—

And then he hit the ground and felt nothing at all.


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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CharlotteHubbard said...

Thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog today!

Peggy Hyndman said...

What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

CharlotteHubbard said...

Hi, Peggy! For me, the most rewarding thing about writing is finishing a book and feeling I've either created or continued a community of friends for my readers to "live" with as they read. The challenge is online promotion because it takes so much time from the writing--but that's where my readers are, for the most part, so I try to keep up with it.

James Robert said...

Happy Monday and thanks again for the chance to win

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

CharlotteHubbard said...

Thanks for stopping by, James and Victoria! Good luck in the drawing!

Unknown said...

I would love to read this!

Mary Preston said...

Thank you for the great excerpt.

A. B. said...

I think that my favorite part of reading book-tour posts such as this one is learning about the author-- and getting to see a little glimpse of the author's character and daily life, by way of the Author Bio. I feel as though I can really relate (REALLY relate!) to Ms. Hubbard's "overactive imagination," and just love that her stories are set in imaginary places!