Friday, September 20, 2013

Winter of Wishes

Author: Charlotte Hubbard
Publisher: Kensington Books
September 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4201-2171-5
Genre: Amish

Snow is falling, cookies are baking, and Christmas is just around the corner in Willow Ridge, Missouri, where a new season marks fresh beginnings for the residents of the tranquil Amish town.

As another year draws to a close in Willow Ridge, life seems to be changing for everyone but Rhoda Lantz. Her widowed mother is about to remarry, her sister is a busy newlywed, and soon Rhoda will be alone in her cozy apartment above the blacksmith’s shop. An ad posted by an Englischer looking for someone to help with his mother and children may offer just the companionship she’s looking for, but if she falls for the caring single father, she may risk being shunned by her community. Certain she can only wish for things she cannot have, Rhoda must remember that all things are possible with God, and nothing is stronger than the power of love.

WINTER OF WISHES is the third book in Ms. Hubbard’s Seasons of the Heart series.
Readers will want to read them in order, Summer of Secrets and Autumn Winds. I wasn’t fortunate enough to read either of these books, so I didn’t know the stories of the mother’s and sister’s romances, but there was enough alluded to that I wasn’t lost.

Ms. Hubbard is a very talented author. Very clean writing, and an interesting plot. Rhoda is a wonderful caregiver, and Andy’s family instantly falls in love. But someone seems determined to keep these two individuals apart. The characters were a little flat, but the story will still carry the reader. Fans of Amish/Englisch romances will devour this, wondering how the story will end. Lots of yummy recipes are included at the end of the book. $6.99. 334 pages. 


CharlotteHubbard said...

Thanks so much for featuring my book on your site!

Mary Jackson said...

Great review Laura, I can't wait to read this one.

Judy said...

I liked your review Laura. I'm starting on this book hopefully tonight.

Judy B