Founded by the three Bender sisters, the Amish community of Promise Lodge is thriving—and growing. In fact, residents are thrilled to welcome a charismatic new arrival—one who may not just strengthen their faith, but put it to the test . . .
When Christine Bender meets widowed Bishop Monroe Burkholder, it’s love at first sight. But Preacher Amos finds him too good to be true, and is determined to find out what’s behind his sudden, unannounced arrival. Still, the colony needs a new bishop, and everyone is excited to have a younger, more progressive leader. As for Christine, Monroe returns her affection, but her bubble is soon burst with the arrival of a young woman half his age . . .
Leola Duff claims Monroe “ruined” her and she now intends to make an honest man of him. But throughout the process of discovering the truth, Christine never doubts that Monroe is the fine man she believes him to be—and never wavers in her faith that all will work out as it should. And when Monroe is forced to confess the truth before the entire congregation, he can only pray that open hearts and minds will prevail, allowing him a future at Promise Lodge—with Christine . . .
Praise for Promise Lodge
“Hubbard firmly grounds the storyline in the principle of Amish grace.” —Publishers Weekly
“Hubbard writes of healing and brave new beginnings from a refreshingly feminist perspective.” —Booklist (starred review)
Books in series:
Christmas at Promise Lodge
Weddings at Promise Lodge
My thoughts: WEDDINGS AT PROMISE LODGE is a story of weddings as implied in the title. Readers will be glad to see how some of the troubles and trials would work out. What is Monroe's secret from the past that he's hiding? Will the preachers at the new community find out? And what about Truman and the young lady he is overly friendly with? There are some continuing stories too, from previous series with the story of baby David,,, his mama, and another young man... I can't wait to see what will happen in the next book in this series! Ms. Hubbard is a wonderful Amish author with a hale and hearty imagination and the abilities to write about a community with many residents and yet without confusing the reader with who is who. There is also a heaping helping of romance in this story with lots of kisses and sexy comments, for readers who like their romance hot. I enjoyed reading WEDDINGS AT PROMISE LODGE. I received a copy of the book from the author. All opinions are my own.