Charlotte Hubbard writes Amish stories not like any others. The Amish communities in her stories are usually a bit more on the liberal side than what you typically read about. They always seem to have lots of money, but they aren’t without their trials and troubles. I enjoy her stories … they are different.
A Simple Vow is book one in a new series for Hubbard, but I would recommend reading the Seasons of the Heart series first. That series introduces you to the Willow Ridge community, and although you can read “A Simple Vow” on it’s own and understand it, you will understand it better if you have the backstory from the Seasons of the Heart series.
A Simple Vow
Simple Gifts #1
Christian Fiction (Amish)
May 31, 2016
368 pages (9 hours, 10 minutes)
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.