Saturday, July 29, 2017

Summer Reading Bucket List.

Have you every made a bucket list of things that you would like to do? Well, this summer I have and here is what I came up with. What a better way is there to spend time during those hot summer days then with a book(s) from some of you favorite authors. As I thought about what type of books I like to read, I noticed that that must be inspirational. I want to read books that will inspire, be lifting, and to move me. I want a story that will let me just fall in love with he characters and hope to have learn how to be a better person or even maybe realize many people all over want the same thing.

As I have went through new books that have and will be released I made a list of the following books and I am happy to say I have made the time to read some of these books.

An Amish Summer by Amy Clipston  is on my list. Have you read her books? Well, I have and I have to say she will capture your heart quick with each story she has written. The cover of this book alone captures your interest.

My other books are Weddings a Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard. This is a must read. I have read all the other books in this series and feel like their family to me.

The Blessings by Wanda Brunstetter. If you know Wanda and have read her Quilting Cluv books then you will love this book! Not to mention Wanda always has a way of bringing the story full circle and giving glory to God.

My last book called The Daniel Plan which is scriptural based on eating the right foods. I'm
Motivated to read this books because of many sensitivity I have to food caused from Lyme disease. No matter what books you put on your bucket list enjoy each of them on these lazy days of summer. All these books can be found on Amazon for purchase or your local retailers.

I encourage you all to make that bucket list have fun with it and enjoy the books that will take you away and inspire you.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Weddings at Promise Lodge and Goddness Fish Promotion and Giveaway

Weddings at Promise Lodge
by Charlotte Hubbard

GENRE: Inspirational (romance)



When Bishop Monroe is forced to confess the truth about his relationship with young Leola before the entire congregation, he can only pray that open hearts and minds will allow him a future at Promise Lodge—with Christine.



As Christine Hershberger sat on the front pew bench, close enough to bask in the glow of her sister Mattie’s joy, she smiled brightly. At long last, she was attending the wedding that should’ve taken place years ago, when Mattie Bender and Amos Troyer were young and so deeply in love¬—before Dat had insisted that Mattie marry Marvin Schwartz instead. Now that Mattie and Preacher Amos had outlived their original mates, they were standing together, hand in hand, repeating the age-old vows after their new bishop, Monroe Burkholder. Christine, who’d lost her husband a couple of years ago, found it encouraging that at forty-five and fifty, her older sister and Amos had taken up where their youthful romance had left off, to enjoy a second chance at love that would see them through the rest of their lives.

Beside her on the bench, Rosetta grabbed Christine’s hand and squeezed it. This is so exciting! she mouthed.

Christine nodded, returning her younger sister’s squeeze. She had to admit, however, that the glimmer in Bishop Monroe’s green eyes eclipsed the happiness she felt for Mattie and Amos. Was it her imagination, or did Monroe glance at her as he led the happy couple in their vows, as though he hoped to be exchanging these sacred, binding phrases with her in the near future?

It was too soon to contemplate a wedding—the handsome bishop had only arrived at Promise Lodge a week and a half ago, on Christmas Eve. Yet Christine’s pulse thrummed with the distinct possibility that widowed Monroe Burkholder was as attracted to her as she was to him. Her soul took on the sparkle of the snowy, sunlit hills outside. Hope blossomed in her heart, because it felt absolutely wonderful to believe that such a prosperous, upstanding man might be interested in becoming her husband.

“Amos and Mattie,” Monroe said, his resonant voice filling the room, “I pronounce you husband and wife.”

The wedding guests sprang to their feet, their applause resounding like thunder in the lodge’s large meeting room. Mattie blushed prettily as Amos turned her to face the crowd. When he slung his arm around her to kiss her, a loud whoop went up from the men’s side.

Rosetta laughed, linking her arm through Christine’s. “And they’ll live happily ever after,” she said wistfully. “Maybe there’s hope for us, sister.”

Christine nodded toward Truman Wickey, their neighbor, who—along with Allen Troyer—had been Preacher Amos’s sidesitter. “Here comes your hope as we speak, Rosetta,” she said. “Now that our new bishop has performed his first wedding at Promise Lodge, it’s a gut time to ask his feelings about an Amish woman hitching up with a Mennonite.”


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, Vera.



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