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Thursday, April 23, 2020

he won’t leave without her…Light Shines on Promise Lodge (Promise Lodge #5) by Charlotte Hubbard

"Charlotte Hubbard is a storyteller of the highest caliber. She weaves a tale that will capture and hold your attention from beginning to end. I hope there will be many more stories in this charming series." Kristina, Goodreads


Published: March 31st, 2020

For abandoned wife Annabelle Beachey, Promise Lodge is a refuge where she’s gained confidence and self-sufficiency. But she and the others are dismayed when newly arrived Bishop Clayton King claims the community is too progressive and sets out to change its ways. Worse, her husband, Phineas, returns, expecting her to give up her faith as he has. And he won’t leave Promise Lodge without her…

But little by little, Annabelle’s determination and new forthrightness make Phineas realize his mistakes—and truly hear his wife for the first time. Meanwhile, Annabelle finds herself feeling compassion—and even renewed love—for her newly humble, more caring husband.

And as Bishop Clayton’s attempt to control Promise Lodge threatens everything its residents have built, Phineas and Annabelle must work together with unshakeable courage to save their new home—and their opportunity for forever happiness. 


As Annabelle Beachey gazed at the happy couple standing before Bishop Monroe Burkholder to exchange their wedding vows, she fought tears. During the four months she’d spent in an apartment at Promise Lodge, she’d become good friends with the bride, Frances Lehman, and she’d acquired a lot of respect for the groom, Preacher Marlin Kurtz. The love light on their faces shone as a testament to the devotion that had grown between them during their summertime courtship—a brilliant example of how God worked out His purpose through the lives of those who kept His faith, even after they’d been widowed. 

Annabelle sighed with the rightness of it all. The women around her dabbed at their eyes as Preacher Marlin repeated his vows in an endearingly confident voice, gazing at Frances as though she were the only woman in the world. Folks here were still in awe because Marlin had bought back all the furnishings Frances had consigned to an auction in May, thinking she had to sell everything to get by because her first husband hadn’t left her with much. 

My husband didn’t leave me with much, either. He just left me. 

About the author:
In 1983, Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. She wrote around 70 of those confession stories, and she’s sold more than 50 books to traditional or online publishers. A longtime resident of Missouri, she’s currently writing Amish romances set in imaginary Missouri towns for Kensington. She now lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband of 40+ years and their Border collie, Vera. 

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AuntySuzany said...

Sounds like a good read! Pretty cover! Thanks for sharing with us!

AuntySuzany said...

Sounds like a good read! Pretty cover! Thanks for sharing with us!

CharlotteHubbard said...

Thanks for featuring my book on your blog today!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt!

Dale Wilken said...

The book sounds great.

Sherry said...

Sounds like a very good book.

laurie nykaza said...

Love the pretty cover sounds like a great book to read too.

James Robert said...

Your book sounds great and I'm glad I got to learn about it. Thank you!

Dale Wilken said...

Sounds really great.

Sherry said...

I love the cover and think the book sounds great.

tetewa said...

Enjoyed the post!

johnthuku0 said...

I would love to read this. The book description was very interesting.

Mya Goss said...

Such a gorgeous cover.. Love the dress..