Thursday, October 6, 2016

Excerpt Tour + #Giveaway: Christmas at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard @GoddessFish

Christmas at Promise Lodge
by Charlotte Hubbard
GENRE: Inspirational Romance (Amish)


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.


When she saw Amos Troyer stepping out onto his porch, Mattie waved and started walking toward him. His new home was modest and small compared to the others, because as a widower he wasn’t going to raise another family—although it was no secret that he hoped Mattie would marry him someday soon. Truth be told, she savored her independence after enduring a husband who’d mistreated her, but she enjoyed Preacher Amos’s company.

“I’ve got a surprise for your breakfast,” she called out as she approached his tidy white house. “The Kuhn sisters were kind enough to make us some biscuit sandwiches—”

“Did somebody say biscuits?” Roman hollered as he came out of Noah’s house, which was next door to Amos’s. Queenie, Noah’s black-and-white border collie, rushed out into the yard, barking excitedly.

Behind Roman, Noah was stepping outside, buttoning his black vest over his white shirt. “Hope you’ve got more than one of those sandwiches, Mamm,” he said with a laugh. “The pizza Deborah made for us last night is long gone—and she’s not showing her face until church starts.”

“You poor starving things,” Mattie teased as she started up the walk toward her sons. “Deborah deserves a wedding day away from the stove.”

“Or you could get by on bacon, eggs, and toast like I do,” Preacher Amos teased as he strode across his small, leaf-covered yard. He stopped a few feet away from Mattie to take in her new dress—and the plate in her hand—with an appreciative smile. He lowered his voice before Roman and Noah reached them. “Of course, if you married me, Mattie, I wouldn’t be threatened by starvation or depression or any of those other maladies a man alone endures.”

“Jah, so you’ve told me,” Mattie teased as she removed the napkin that covered her plate. “Maybe someday I’ll feel sorry enough for you to give up my cozy apartment in the lodge.”


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.




$25 Amazon/ GC

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Mai T. said...

If you could be anyone for one day, who would you be and why?

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

James Robert said...

Hope everyone who is in the path of Hurricane Matthew is safe and just want to thank you for this giveaway.

Unknown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

CharlotteHubbard said...

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

CharlotteHubbard said...

Thanks Mai, James, and Lisa for stopping by today! Good luck in the drawing!

Victoria Alexander said...

I'm looking forward to checking this one out!

Elaine Shorb said...

What a wonderful book! I highly recommend it.

Patty said...

As someone who married at the age of 41 I can understand Maggie's reluctance to remarry and give up her independence.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

CharlotteHubbard said...

It's so good to hear from you all, Victoria, Elaine, Patty, and Rita! Thanks for spending time with me today!

Mary Ellen said...

Sounds like another winner from Charlotte Hubbard. Loved Promise Lodge and can't wait to return to Promise Lodge for Christmas.

Mary Preston said...

I LOVE Christmas reads.

Stormy Vixen said...

Sounds like a great read, Have a fantastic weekend!

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