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The new Promise Lodge colony is doing well and welcoming more to its community. They are about to have their first wedding, proving that the community is building a foundation for the future. The Bishop delivers a somewhat narrow-minded wedding sermon. Town co-founder and widower, Mattie Schwarts, believes marriage and family are not the most important of God's gifts. Preacher Amos Troyer has feelings for Mattie and would love it if she would consider getting married again.
Number of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2016
Series: Promise Lodge
The Angel of Forest Hill: An Amish Christmas RomanceCindy WoodsmallWaterBrook / 2016 / Hardcover$8.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 16 Reviews
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As the year draws to a close, the brand-new colony of Promise Lodge is thriving, a welcoming community that offers three Amish sisters a fresh start. And as Christmas approaches, gifts big and small are given with love . . .
As Promise Lodges first wedding arrives, the evidence of a community building a foundation for the future is a cause for celebration. But the bishops narrow-minded wedding sermon doesnt sit well with the Bender sisters, the towns courageous founders, especially widowed Mattie Schwartz. She believes marriage and family arent the most important of Gods giftseven if she suspects her tender feelings for Preacher Amos Troyer run deeper than simple friendship.
Amos hasnt given up hope that stubborn, spirited Mattie will change her mind about taking another husband, but when an accident threatens to change the course of his life forever, he wonders if the Lord has sent him a message. Hell need faith, hope, and charity to find the right pathand a Christmas blessing to convince Mattie to walk it with him.
Praise for Charlotte Hubbard's Seasons of the Heart series
"Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!" Romance Reviews Today
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Endearing story of struggles and loveJune 22, 2017MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Promise Lodge, a new Amish colony established in Missouri, has attracted a variety of residents, with both love and conflict growing. This novel begins with a wedding, but the challenge in the bishop's sermon is not for the newlyweds but for the single oldsters, who don't like his ultimatum. Why does he insist on making their lives more difficult? Then tragedy strikes this thriving community. What will happen to them now? Readers will root for the characters to overcome these obstacles.
This engaging story can be read anytime. The title is a bit of a misnomer since it begins in November and ends Christmas Eve, with only the latter portion focusing on Christmas. The book can stand alone since enough backstory is provided to fill in what's happened earlier, but for the best reading experience I recommend reading this delightful series in order. The author's skill at bringing characters to life and weaving a tale of trials and triumphs is richly satisfying. Of course, this one leaves you hanging. I'm glad the next one comes out soon.
DeannaNEAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5I really enjoyed this Amish, family oriented story!December 30, 2016DeannaNEAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a wonderful continuation of the series. The ladies are still building the community and the love is really felt through how they all care and work together. A wedding, an accident, disability and the struggles of recovery made this a close up and real family life story. The author puts a lot of characters in this book and makes them all interesting and like family! I really enjoyed this Amish family oriented story.
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Was hard to put this book down!December 21, 2016wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A very good book with a lot going on, I could hardly put this down. Charlotte has done a great job of writing a book that starts out with a , 'REALLY?' sermon, and then brings it all together. It is a shocking sermon because it kind of goes against the reason the sisters and Amos started, and have planned for, Promise Lodge. Highly recommended by 'ME'.
MariIllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Christmas at Promise LodgeNovember 22, 2016MariIllinoisAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Christmas at Promise Lodge is the perfect story for the Christmas season despite all the unexpected twists and turns that affected loved and less loved individuals residing there. Christmas is fast approaching at Promise Lodge with the residents making all the preparation with the first one being the wedding of Noah and Deborah (who we met in book one, Promise Lodge). It was a pleasure to catch up with the residents of this new community---especially the Bender sisters and Preacher Amos who had purchased Promise Lodge, a former church camp.
Charlotte Hubbard crafted a page turner, just like usual, for Christmas at Promise Lodge. The characters and descriptive events of their lives kept me immersed in this story. There is romance in the air among different residents, especially Mary Kate and Roman. Will the unexpected events that injured Preacher Amos and Bishop Floyd prevent Mattie and Mary Kate from enjoying their courtship?
Christmas at Promise Lodge could be read as a standalone book, but readers would appreciate the story more knowing the history of the residents. I look forward to reading about other residents and their lives in future book for this series.
GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Learning from the AmishNovember 3, 2016GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The second book in the Promise Lodge series continues the story of three Amish sisters and an Amish preacher who started a new Amish community in Missouri. Things have gone well for them for the most part. Summer has passed and the story picks up in early November. A lot has happened at Promise Lodge and it does not appear they will slow down any time soon. I am sure there are many challenges in starting a new Amish community just as there is in starting anything new. When two of the key church leaders are injured in an accident, the challenges increase in ways most of us never have to deal with. A key message comes through very clearly: never give up. I enjoyed reading the book and seeing how the people at Promise Lodge, both Amish and Mennonite, work together to help bear each others burdens. The lessons they are learning are lessons we all need to take to heart. I highly recommend this interesting, enjoyable book to everyone.