Thursday, April 23, 2020


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Charlotte Hubbard will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

For abandoned wife Annabelle Beachey, Promise Lodge is a refuge where she’s gained confidence and self-sufficiency. But she and the others are dismayed when newly arrived Bishop Clayton King claims the community is too progressive and sets out to change its ways. Worse, her husband, Phineas, returns, expecting her to give up her faith as he has. And he won’t leave Promise Lodge without her…

But little by little, Annabelle’s determination and new forthrightness make Phineas realize his mistakes—and truly hear his wife for the first time. Meanwhile, Annabelle finds herself feeling compassion—and even renewed love—for her newly humble, more caring husband. And as Bishop Clayton’s attempt to control Promise Lodge threatens everything its residents have built, Phineas and Annabelle must work together with unshakeable courage to save their new home—and their opportunity for forever happiness.

Read an Excerpt

As Annabelle Beachey gazed at the happy couple standing before Bishop Monroe Burkholder to exchange their wedding vows, she fought tears. During the four months she’d spent in an apartment at Promise Lodge, she’d become good friends with the bride, Frances Lehman, and she’d acquired a lot of respect for the groom, Preacher Marlin Kurtz. The love light on their faces shone as a testament to the devotion that had grown between them during their summertime courtship—a brilliant example of how God worked out His purpose through the lives of those who kept His faith, even after they’d been widowed.

Annabelle sighed with the rightness of it all. The women around her dabbed at their eyes as Preacher Marlin repeated his vows in an endearingly confident voice, gazing at Frances as though she were the only woman in the world. Folks here were still in awe because Marlin had bought back all the furnishings Frances had consigned to an auction in May, thinking she had to sell everything to get by because her first husband hadn’t left her with much.

My husband didn’t leave me with much, either. He just left me.

About the Author:
In 1983, Charlotte Hubbard sold her first story to True Story. She wrote around 70 of those confession stories, and she’s sold more than 50 books to traditional or online publishers. A longtime resident of Missouri, she’s currently writing Amish romances set in imaginary Missouri towns for Kensington. She now lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband of 40+ years and their Border collie, Vera.


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  1. How did your book change from your first draft to your final draft?

    1. I only write 1 main draft, Bernie--and the changes from when the words first land on the page until the version I send to my editor are too myriad to mention!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog today!

  3. I love Charlotte Hubbard's books. I hope we'll see more Promise Lodge books in this series soon. Every time, I get one I read it and then want another one.

  4. Thank you for being part of the Goddess Fish Promotions book tour for "LIGHT SHINES ON PROMISE LODGE" by Charlotte Hubbard.

    Amazing author who always delivers a book that is a joy to read. This book has been on my TBR list since I first heard about it. Can't wait for the opportunity to read it. Love the cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  5. I liked the excerpt. Sounds like a great book.

  6. What do you want readers to take away from this novel?

  7. Enjoyed reading the excerpt today.

  8. Are any characters from your book based on real people?

  9. I appreciate hearing about your book, thanks and for the giveaway also.

  10. This sounds really interesting and the cover looks great.


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