New Beginnings at Promise Lodge (Promise Lodge #4) by Charlotte Hubbard
Published September 24th 2019 by Zebra
This is the fourth book in the Promise Lodge series and although I was able to follow the story with no problem, I wish I had read the first three before this one. There is a continuing back story throughout this series, so if you want to get the most out of it, I would recommend you read them in order.
Now, this story was very enjoyable. There is a group of women, both Amish and Mennonite, who are either widows, single maidels or daughters of widows who are the main characters in this series. There are two romances brewing in this book, they have some angst, indecision and scrutiny that causes them to almost become derailed. As these stories are all happily ever after, you know they will get together, but the stories are interesting to follow as they get there. I am pleased with Charlotte Hubbard’s writing and plot in this story. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and see what they would and could do to maintain their independent lives and support themselves. It is great to see these women be able to run a business, live together in Promise Lodge and have a great life. I will go back and read the first three in this series as I want to learn more about the women who founded The Promise Lodge Community.
About the Book: Spring blossoms with new life and new beginnings for the flourishing Amish community of Promise Lodge. And as a just-opened bakery sweetens the air with fresh-baked goodness, residents will find that change can be a most joyous test . . .
Recently widowed after twenty years of marriage, Frances Lehman is only just tasting the freedom and opportunity that her Promise Lodge friends enjoy. So she’s not about to be pressured into marriage by her widowed brother-in-law, even if she and her daughter have no real means of support. Much more promising is her new friendship with Preacher Marlin Kurtz, though their respective families don’t see their relationship as proper . . .
When Frances suffers a serious injury, she’s determined to prove she can recover–and remain
independent–without burdening Marlin. Now, with his steadfast belief in real love tested, Marlin’s hope is that Promise Lodge’s irrepressible residents can help him restore Frances’s joy–and that faith will show them a way to turn their fragile second chance into a blessed and abiding future together . . .