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Excerpt Tour and Giveaway: A Simple Vow by Charlotte Hubbard

Monday, June 27, 2016

I'm hosting a promo, today, on Charlotte Hubbard's latest release, an Amish inspirational romance, A Simple Vow (Simple Gifts #1), as a part of the ongoing excerpt tour. Hope you enjoy the exclusive excerpt accompanying this post.

Charlotte Hubbard will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
A Simple Vow
Charlotte Hubbard
(Simple Gifts #1)
Published: May 31, 2016 by Zebra (Kensington)
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.

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An Exclusive Excerpt from A Simple Vow:

Edith Riehl stepped out onto the front porch of her new home, bubbling with anticipation. On this beautiful spring morning everyone in Willow Ridge would be attending the wedding of Ira Hooley and Millie Glick, over at the big house on the hill where Nora and Luke Hooley—mother of the bride and brother of the groom—lived. Horse-drawn buggies were already pulling up the driveway and behind the Hooleys’ home as guests arrived, and Edith was excited that she and her two sisters would be among them. Loretta and Rosalyn agreed that helping serve the wedding dinner after the ceremony would be a wonderful way to get better acquainted with folks in their new neighborhood.

As Edith gazed out over the pasture where Bishop Tom Hostetler’s dairy cows grazed, beyond the homes and small farms that formed the patchwork of Willow Ridge, her sisters’ voices drifted through the windows. They were trying one last time to convince their father to stay for the wedding meal after the service, but weddings hadn’t been Dat’s cup of tea since Mamm had passed on. He would attend the service only because he was serving as the district’s deacon now that his cousin Reuben, the former deacon, had moved back to Roseville to help his widowed mother.

When she heard loud crying, Edith walked to the other end of the porch, wondering where the baby was and why it was fussing. She spotted an enclosed buggy on the side of the road, and behind it two men in Plain clothing and black straw hats were having an agitated conversation.

Don’t they realize how they’re upsetting that poor wee one? Edith wondered as she hurried down the porch steps. And where’s its mother?
About the Author:

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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(Note: I received this exclusive excerpt+promo+giveaway info from Goddess Fish Promotions. ~Punya)


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

CharlotteHubbard said...

Thanks for featuring my book on your blog today!

Ellen Wycuff said...

Thanks for hosting. I wish her books was the bigger books. With RA the small was are to small for me to hold to read

Peggy Hyndman said...

Who are some of your favorite authors; what strikes you about their work?

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour, and enjoyed the excerpt :)

Becky Richardson said...

What comes first for you--the characters or the story?

CharlotteHubbard said...

Ellen Wycuff, my books do come out in Large Print, which are a slightly larger paperback size. The Large Print version won't be out for awhile, but you can check for it on Amazon and BN.com

CharlotteHubbard said...

Peggy Hyndman, I'm now reading a bunch of Sandra Dallas's books--I don't read Amish stories, because I don't want to pick up on other author's plots, etc. I like historical stories, thrillers, and I read all over the map.

CharlotteHubbard said...

Becky Richardson, I take whatever I can get, far as what comes first! Because A SIMPLE VOW is set in Willow Ridge, with characters from my Seasons of the Heart series, I concentrated on introducing the new Riehl family—and I very carefully wrote the Detweiler brothers to keep a very big secret in this story.

CharlotteHubbard said...

Thanks for stopping by, Lisa Brown!

Melissa Golden said...

Looking forward on reading this book

Melissa Golden said...

Looking forward on reading this book

CharlotteHubbard said...

Thanks, Melissa Golden! I hope you'll enjoy every word!

Rita said...

I liked the excerpt, thank you.

CharlotteHubbard said...

Thanks for stopping by and spending time with us, Rita!

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great excerpt - thanks for sharing!

CharlotteHubbard said...

Thanks, Victoria, for taking time to meet the Riehl family!

Cali W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt. :)

CharlotteHubbard said...

Cali, we're glad you stopped by! Thanks for reading and entering!

Mary Preston said...

I love Amish fiction.

CharlotteHubbard said...

Mary, we're glad you do! Good luck in the drawing!

Emma said...

I enjoy reading your books.

CharlotteHubbard said...

Emma, thanks so much! Good luck in the drawing!

Punya said...

Ms. Hubbard, glad to have hosted your book. :D

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by and commenting. All the best!

Bea LaRocca said...

I am always curious to know, are you able to write or read when it's noisy or do you require silence in order to concentrate as I do myself? Congratulations on your latest release. I am looking forward to reading your book.

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