Friday, July 1, 2016

A Simple Vow by Charlotte Hubbard Excerpt & Giveaway


A Simple Vow
by Charlotte Hubbard

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GENRE: Inspirational Romance ( Amish)

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BLURB:

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.


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EXCERPTS (Exclusive Exerpt):


“Now that you’re home from the wedding and those babies have stopped howling, maybe we could have some supper,” Dat suggested.

Loretta’s hand fluttered to her stomach. “I’m still so stuffed with pulled pork and baked beans—”

“Not to mention those two pieces of pie and the wedding cake you ate,” Rosalyn added with a chuckle.

Dat’s lips twitched. “Some of us haven’t eaten since breakfast.”

Edith stifled a sigh. “I’ll fix us something—maybe slice and fry those leftover baked potatoes and some bacon.”

“I’ll gather some fresh eggs to go with those,” Loretta chimed in.

“We’ll be downstairs as soon as we’ve changed out of our church clothes,” Rosalyn said, gazing intently at their father.

After a moment Dat took the hint and left so the older girls could get dressed. Rosalyn and Loretta carefully hung up their best dresses and grabbed the clothes they’d worn before the wedding, intent on keeping their father pacified.

“Hoo-boy, he’s wound up about those babies,” Loretta whispered.

“If Dat thinks Will’s such a bad apple, why does he insist on taking the twins back to him?” Rosalyn asked with a shake of her head. “I know you’ve gotten yourself—and the rest of us—into a bit of a bind here, Edith, but I’d have done the same thing you did. It’s not the babies’ fault that they need care neither one of those men can give them.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Many moons ago—like, in 1983 while she was still a school librarian—Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. This launched her into writing around seventy of those “true confessions” stories over the years, and she’s been a slave to her overactive imagination ever since. Over the course of her writing career, she has sold nearly 50 books—most recently, Amish romance series she’s written as Charlotte Hubbard or Naomi King.
Charlotte lived in Missouri for most of her life, so her Amish stories are set in imaginary Missouri towns. These days she lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband of 40+ years and their Border collie, Ramona.



Click on these links to buy this book now!

Amazon.com •• Barnes & Noble •• The Book Depository •• B-A-M •• Chapters •• IndieBound •• Powell’s •• Kensington Books

Ebook: • Kindle •• Nook •• Kobo •• iBooks •• Google Play •• Kensington


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GIVEAWAY 

Charlotte will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

37 comments:

  1. Thank you for the excerpt, I enjoyed reading it and it looks like a good read :)

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  2. Thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog today! I'm at an out-of-town book signing today, so won't be as responsive as usual, but I really appreciate everyone coming by to read and comment and enter the drawing! Thanks to all!

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  3. Who are some of your favorite authors; what strikes you about their work?

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    1. Thanks for following my tour, Peggy. Unfortunately, my time online is limited so I prefer not to answer the same question more than once or twice.

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  4. Sounds good. I did wish your books was bigger like a lot of the inspirational books.

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    1. It was my publisher's decision to make my books mass-market size rather than "trade"/larger size, Ellen. On the one hand, the print is bigger in the trade size--and on the other hand, the mass-market book is a lot less expensive for readers to buy. You can buy them in Large Print, too, however. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Thanks for sharing the awesome excerpt.

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  6. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next.

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann! I appreciate your being an avid reader--especially of my books!

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  7. Really great post - sounds like an awesome book!

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    1. Thanks for following my tour, Victoria! Good luck in the drawing!

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  8. Thank you for informing me of this book.

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    1. You're welcome, Sara! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  9. Have a terrific weekend and thanks so much for this giveaway

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  10. You're welcome, James! Happy 4th of July to you, and good luck in the drawing!

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  11. I enjoyed reading the book blurb, the excerpt, and about the author. This sounds like an awesome book.that my daughter and I would enjoy reading. Thank you for the giveaway..

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway and hope you all enjoy your 4th of July weekend

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  13. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  14. Happy 4th of July! Hope you have a fantastic day! Looking forward to checking out this book!

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  15. Happy 4th of July to all in America celebrating Independence Day and thank you for this giveaway

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  16. Hello! Hope your having a great evening and stopping by to say thanks for the giveaway

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  17. Wishing you a terrific Wednesday and thanking you for the chance to win.

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  18. This sounds great I am also telling a friend of mine who can not find enough of this type of book. Thank you for the giveaway too

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  19. Hello! Hope your day is awesome and thanking you for the giveaway.

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  20. What is the best joke that you have heard recently? Thanks for the giveaway. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  21. Happy Friday! Hope it's a good one for you I appreciate your offering us such a great giveaway and thanking you for all you put into this for us.

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  22. Hi,
    So I noticed in your bio, it said you had a few other names you write under, I have never understood this? Why does a author choose to write under a pen name? what is the benifit? I am just curious, as to me, If i like a author i love to read all the books, and many times in other genres, so just wonder as it is so much harder to find them if not impossible, so just curious. Thank you for the giveaway

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  23. Do you have a muse? or is everything just from your head?

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  24. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday and thank you for this chance to win

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  25. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading this book!

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  26. What is a writing dream you have that you have not started yet?

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  27. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

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