A Simple Vow (Simple Gifts #1) by Charlotte Hubbard (review by Cathy)

A Simple Vow

About the book:

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.

My review:

I’m always excited when Charlotte Hubbard has a new series! I was super excited about this one because I wanted to return to Willow Ridge. Ms. Hubbard creates characters and communities that you care about, and in A Simple Vow she has achieved that once again.

For those of you that have read the Seasons of the Heart series, you will recognize several characters. There are new and interesting characters blended very nicely in the story. I absolutely adored Edith Riehl and her sisters. They are warm and caring young ladies that want to help others and are determined to do just that. Especially when Edith makes a simple vow to Asa Detweiler. Asa is a wonderful and honorable character that I really liked. Edith’s father Cornelius is an intriguing and infuriating character! I look forward to finding out more about him!

The book is filled with twists and turns and amazing characters that held my attention from  the first page until the very end. I am eagerly anticipating the second installment in the series.  I highly recommend this book to readers of Amish and Christian fiction.

I received a copy of A Simple Vow from Netgalley  and have given my honest opinion.

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