Today I am reviewing A Simple Vow, the very first book in the Simple Gifts series by Charlotte Hubbard.
Here is the brief synopsis:
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.
Charlotte Hubbard has a gift for writing amazing Amish stories!
Edith Riehl and her sisters don’t have an easy life . . . their dat makes life pretty rough at times.
When she discovers two innocent babies caught in the midst of a troubling conversation between two men, she takes charge, letting the men know that the babies’ needs should come first. But when she is asked to keep them — and care for them, what will her dat think?
Since I’m writing about Edith and her family, it should be pretty obvious that I’m loving this new series — and there’s so much to love! Most of our favorite characters from the Amish of Willow Grove are back in this new series, with a few new ones.
Charlotte Hubbard excels at creating realistic Amish communities with plain people you can’t wait to meet! Well, at least most of them . . . a few of them are ones you wish you could punch!
I can tell this series will be just as exciting — and just as much fun, too.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. . .
Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt