It’s a better life, a fresh start–and a heaven-sent second chance. Founded by three Amish sisters determined to put misfortune behind them, Promise Lodge is a colony where faith’s abiding promise can be fulfilled–and love can make all things new… Energetic widow Mattie Bender Schwartz is working day and night to get Promise Lodge going. She’s also hoping the change will help her son Noah’s heart to heal after his broken engagement. But his former fiancée, Deborah, is looking for a fresh start too. Filled with regret, and cast out by her dat for a reason she can’t yet reveal, Deborah can only pray Noah will forgive her foolishness. Deborah is the last person Noah expected to show up at Promise Lodge. But with her cruel words still ringing in his head, he’s reluctant to accept her apology–even if the Old Order ways demand he try. If only he could obey Christ’s most important commandment: love one another. But one thing is certain–his mother and aunts, and their beloved Preacher Amos, will do their best to help him get there.
Let me start by saying, I have been a fan of Charlotte Hubbard’s books for several years. When I found out she was writing a new series I eagerly anticipated the first book.
Promise Lodge went far above my expectaions. I could not stop reading it.
I didn’t have a favorite character, I had several!
Rosetta, Mattie and Christine are the founders of the Amish colony and it was a joy to get to know them! They have such courage and conviction.
The dialogue is sharp and witty. There were parts of the book where I was laughing out loud!
This is unlike any other Amish community I’ve ever read about.
It will take hard work and determination to make Promise Lodge a community that will draw other’s to join them.
They want to live in peace and harmony just like everyone else. They are off to good start with their sons, daughters and Preacher Amos.
I cannot wait to find out what will happen in the next book, but I know that Ms. Hubbard will release another fantastic 2nd book in this series.
There are recipes from the Promise Lodge Kitchen included.
This is a book that I will read again.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest oppinion.