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Monday, October 9, 2017

A Simple Wish by Charlotte Hubbard - Blurb Blitz - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hey lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Charlotte Hubbard and her new book, “A Simple Wish”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Charlotte and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


A Simple Wish
by Charlotte Hubbard

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GENRE: Amish/Inspirational Romance

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BLURB:

Making rugs for the Simple Gifts store has taught Loretta Riehl that an unassuming pattern can reveal surprising depth. People, too, have a way of defying first impressions. Drew Detweiler came to Willow Ridge under a cloud, but the  handsome craftsman has gained the community's respect for his upholstery skills and commitment to making amends for his mistakes. As her new brother-in-law's twin, he's joining the family for dinners and Sunday visits, and Loretta can't deny enjoying his attentions.

If only  her dat were willing to let a little joy into his life. Cornelius Riehl grows sterner with each day, and Drew suspects there's more to his moods than missing Loretta's late mamm. Hoping to fulfill Loretta's wish to live in a  peaceful, happy home again, Drew sets out to learn the truth. It's a journey that will bring to light painful realities—but also the chance to forge a new, honest, and loving future together...

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EXCERPT TWO:

When Loretta looked across the road, she noticed that one of the Detweiler brothers was coming out of the stable in an open buggy pulled by a tall black Percheron. Asa and Drew, identical twins, owned matching horses, so it was impossible to tell which one of them was heading down the long lane toward the road.

She held her breath. Was it her imagination, or was the driver of that buggy looking right at her?

“I—I’ve never forgiven myself for turning my back on the love we shared, Loretta,” Will said again. He stopped the swing so suddenly that Loretta’s long, loose strips of rug fabric fluttered to the porch floor. “We both knew we had a love that would see us through a lifetime together. I was so upset about your Dad splitting us up that I didn’t realize Molly was coming on to me too fast, too soon,” he lamented, gazing at her with the soft brown eyes of a begging dog. “I am so sorry, Loretta.”

Loretta was feeling more unsettled by the second, because Will’s soul baring was leading her down a path she no longer wanted to follow. How could she tell him she wasn’t interested in rekindling their relationship? It would break his heart and depress him further while he still mourned the death of his wife and their misguided marriage.

Sighing, she chose her words carefully. “God has a reason for everything He does—every stumbling block He places in our paths—”      

“But I see the world so clearly now!” Will blurted out. “I’ve prayed over these things night and day since Molly died and left me with her six-month-old twins. And while I never wished such a horrible death from cancer would take her, it gave me hope that you and I could—”

Loretta stood up, dropping her unfinished rug onto the swing between them. As the Detweiler buggy approached the road, coming toward her, she realized that Drew surely must be driving because Asa and Edith were inseparable—they went everywhere together and took the twins with them, in their baskets. Her pulse quickened. Drew was gazing right at her, pulling out of the Detweilers’ lane and stopping the buggy on the roadside in front of her.

“Loretta, I’ve got a gut steady job now, farming for Luke and Ira Hooley,” Will was saying, oblivious to the buggy. “Soon I’ll be planting a vineyard for them—can you imagine that? And I’ll be asking the Brenneman brothers to build us a house—”

“Hey there, Miss Loretta!” Drew called out from the buggy. “I have an errand to run. Want to come along?”

For a moment, Loretta felt lower than a worm, but she couldn’t allow Will to believe he could take up where they’d left off. He hadn’t heard a word she’d said as she’d gently countered his suggestions. Loretta nipped her lip, glancing apologetically at the handsome young man who’d gone through such an ordeal these past several months. Without a word, she hurried down the porch steps and across the front yard toward Drew Detweiler.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Charlotte Hubbard is the acclaimed author of Amish romance and fiction that evokes simpler times and draws upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi. Faith and family, farming, and food preservation are hallmarks of her lifestyle—and the foundation of all her novels. A deacon, dedicated church musician and choir member, she loves to travel, read, try new recipes, and crochet. A longtime Missourian, Charlotte now lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and their border collie, Vera. Please visit Charlotte online at www.CharlotteHubbard.com.

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Book Details: (Zebra September 26, 2017 ISBN-13: 9781420138719 ISBN-10: 1420138715)

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Charlotte will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

22 comments:

  1. Charlotte ~ It is so great to have you here again!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!! :)

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    1. Ally, thanks so much for kicking off my tour on your fabulous blog!

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  2. I enjoyed reading the excerpt and getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Good to see you, Lisa! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I always enjoy reading your books and know I will enjoy this one as well! Can't wait to read it!
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    1. Thank you so much for being a faithful reader, Tiffany! I really appreciate it.

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  4. Sounds like a super book! I'd love to read it.

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  5. Congratulations on your new book. I look forward to reading.

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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    1. Good luck in the drawing, Cali! Follow the tour each day for more chances to enter!

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  7. What is your favorite tv show on television? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com.

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  8. Thanks for asking, Bernie--I don't watch TV! Too many other things I'd rather do with my time. Good luck in the drawing!

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  9. I was wondering what the author is working on next?

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    1. Cindy, I'm now writing A SIMPLE CHRISTMAS, which follows A SIMPLE WISH, and it comes out next fall! Thanks for asking!

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  10. I was wondering what the author's favorite book is?

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