About the book: Faith, tenderness, security there’s nothing a mother won’t give. Now beloved author Charlotte Hubbard brings you an unforgettable tale of hope, courage, discovery…and the most precious gift of all.”
For widow Rose Raber, it s been a year of tragic loss and difficult decisions. She thought providing for her young daughter was the greatest challenge she faced. Until her dying mother revealed that Rose was adopted and her birth mother is someone with much to lose if the secret comes out. As Rose struggles to reconcile the truth with her faith and her troubling curiosity outgoing newcomer Matthias Wagler is another surprise she didn’t expect. His optimism and easy understanding inspires her. And his prospective partnership with wealthy deacon Saul Hartzler promises a possible new life for them together. But with this second chance comes yet another revelation for all involved.
When Saul s wife unexpectedly turns up at Rose s new job, their bond as mother and daughter is instant and unmistakable. And it isn’t long before an unforgiving Saul discovers the truth, threatening Matthias s livelihood and Rose s future. Now with more than just their happiness at stake, Rose and Matthias must find the strength and courage to stand strong and trust God’s enduring miracles of motherhood, forgiveness, and love.
paperback, 310 pages Published March 28, 2017, by Kensington Publishing
My review: The first few chapters of this book I found really sad to the point I almost quit reading the book. Reading on though once I got past the sadness of the story I found myself really enjoying the story. I found this book to be a quick, easy read.
A Mother’s Love is unlike any Amish fiction story I have read. The storyline was different and I found this to be a delight in a genre that can, at times, seem stale. Charlotte has a unique way of writing a story and creating characters that are so life-like you soon forget they are fictional characters but begin to think of them as the people next door. My favorite characters in this book were Mattias and Martha Maude.
A Mother’s Love is a well-written story that includes sadness, happiness, and some tense moments. It is a story that is easy to become engrossed in and will keep you reading chapter after chapter to find out what happens. This is another great book from Charlotte Hubbard.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are mine.
About the author: Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard (a.k.a. Naomi King) writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle in her new Seasons of the Heart series. Like her heroine, Miriam Lantz, Charlotte considers it her personal mission to feed people—to share hearth and home. Faith and family, farming and food preservation are hallmarks of her lifestyle, and the foundation of her earlier Angels of Mercy series. She’s a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and when she’s not writing, she loves to try new recipes, crochet, and sew. Charlotte now lives in Minnesota with her husband and their border collie.