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Monday, January 4, 2021

First Light in Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard - Book Blast - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Charlotte Hubbard and her new book, “First Light in Morning Star”!  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 $15 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!

First Light in Morning Star

by Charlotte Hubbard

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GENRE: Inspirational Romance (Amish)

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BLURB:

Founded by five enterprising Amish maidels, the new Morning Star Marketplace is a joyous success. What’s even more remarkable is the gift the business bestows upon each of these unmarried women—the unexpected blessing of love . . .

Leaving Flaud’s Furniture to teach at the community’s new school is a joy for Lydianne Christner. Old Order Amish, but new to Morning Star, she’s grateful that the congregation trusts her with the position—but she panics when handsome Bishop Jeremiah Shetler asks about the life she left behind. If anyone discovers the secret she’s hiding, she would, quite rightly, be shunned.

A widower, Bishop Jeremiah admires young Lydianne’s youthful energy and skill with the children. He’s also curious about her past, and the burden he senses on her heart. When his request to court her is refused, he’s stung, and lonelier than ever. It isn’t until a crisis prompts a tearful Lydianne to confess to him that Jeremiah is faced with a choice that requires all of his faith—and teaches them both that love and forgiveness go hand in hand.

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EXCERPT ONE:

Hope fluttered like a butterfly in Lydianne Christner’s heart as she parked her rig in the pole barn just north of the new white schoolhouse. It was barely dawn and she was more than an hour early for her interview with the members of Morning Star’s school board, but she needed time to collect her thoughts and plan her answers to the questions she anticipated from the five men who would decide her future. It had been a spur-of-the-moment decision when she’d blurted out her wish to apply for the teaching position at the members’ meeting after church a week ago—but in the days since, Lydianne’s soul had reconfirmed her impulsive outburst.

She really wanted this position. The trick would be replying to the school board’s questions without hinting at the very personal reason she wished to become Teacher Lydianne. Did she stand a chance?

Sighing nervously, Lydianne stepped onto the front stoop of the schoolhouse and opened the front door.

Her heart fluttered at the sight of fresh white walls, low-maintenance tan flooring, and rows of new metal desks and chairs—the front row filled with shorter desks for the youngest scholars. The white board that covered most of the wall behind her awaited whatever instructions she would write with a variety of colored markers, and the built-in bookcases at the back of the classroom would soon hold a small library as well as a collection of textbooks. Sturdy tables along the side walls would provide space for class projects. A stairway led to the lower level, where the scholars would hang their coats and store their lunch buckets when they came in each morning.

The prospect of beginning a new job—a new life—in this fresh setting filled Lydianne with an even greater excitement than she recalled from when she was a scholar, buying paper and supplies as she anticipated each new school year. Even at twenty-three, she loved learning new things and she eagerly looked forward to passing on her enthusiasm for reading, writing, and arithmetic to—

“Ah—gut morning, Lydianne,” a familiar male voice pulled her from her musings. “Somehow I’m not surprised that you arrived early.”

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AUTHOR BIO:

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 Omaha, NE with her husband of 40+ years and their Border collie, Vera.

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CONNECT WITH CHARLOTTE:

Website:

www.CharlotteHubbard.com

Blog:

http://www.charlottehubbard.com/blog

Newsletter:

http://www.charlottehubbard.com/contact

Email:

charlotte@charlottehubbard.com

Snail Mail:

Charlotte Hubbard, P.O. Box 18731, West St. Paul, MN. 55118

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/charlotte.hubbard1

BookBub Author Page:

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/charlotte-hubbard

BookBub Book Page:

https://www.bookbub.com/books/first-light-in-morning-star-by-charlotte-hubbard

Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/53342.Charlotte_Hubbard

Goodreads Book Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53919212-first-light-in-morning-star

Amazon Author Page:

https://amzn.to/330TQEH

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BOOK BUY LINKS:

Amazon US Kindle eBook:

https://amzn.to/388HDmK

Amazon US Mass Market Paperback:

https://amzn.to/38VLG53

Amazon UK Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Light-Morning-Star-Maidels-ebook/dp/B086R84P2N

Amazon UK Mass Market Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Light-Morning-Star-Maidels/dp/1420151827

Amazon CA Mass Market Paperback:

https://www.amazon.ca/First-Light-Morning-Star-Maidels-ebook/dp/B086R84P2N

Amazon AU Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.com.au/First-Light-Morning-Star-Maidels-ebook/dp/B086R84P2N

Amazon AU Mass Market Paperback:

https://www.amazon.com.au/First-Light-Morning-Charlotte-Hubbard/dp/1420151827

Amazon FR Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.fr/First-Light-Morning-Maidels-English-ebook/dp/B086R84P2N

Amazon FR Mass Market Paperback:

https://www.amazon.fr/First-Light-Morning-Charlotte-Hubbard/dp/1420151827

Apple US Books eBook:

https://books.apple.com/us/book/first-light-in-morning-star/id1512241193

Apple UK Books eBook:

https://books.apple.com/gb/book/first-light-in-morning-star/id1512241193

Apple CA Books eBook:

https://books.apple.com/ca/book/first-light-in-morning-star/id1512241193

Apple AU Books eBook:

https://books.apple.com/au/book/first-light-in-morning-star/id1512241193

Apple NZ Books eBook:

https://books.apple.com/nz/book/first-light-in-morning-star/id1512241193

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-light-in-morning-star-charlotte-hubbard/1136765124?ean=9781420151855

Barnes and Noble Mass Market Paperback:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-light-in-morning-star-charlotte-hubbard/1136765124?ean=9781420151824

The Book Depository Paperback:

https://www.bookdepository.com/First-Light-Morning-Star-Charlotte-Hubbard/9781420151824

BAM! Books-A-Million Mass Market Paperback:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/First-Light-Morning-Star/Charlotte-Hubbard/9781420151824

Chapters Indigo Mass Market Paperback:

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/first-light-in-morning-star/9781420151824-item.html

Google Play eBook:

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Charlotte_Hubbard_First_Light_in_Morning_Star?id=We_aDwAAQBAJ

IndieBound Mass Market Paperback:

https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781420151824

Kobo eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/first-light-in-morning-star

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Charlotte will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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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.

21 comments:

  1. Charlotte ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is always a pleasure to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. Ally, THANK YOU so much for your warm welcome and for featuring my book on your very colorful blog page today!! I appreciate your help with promoting my new book!

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  2. I was wondering if you come from an Amish or Mennonite background. Congrats on your new book, it looks like a wonderful read.
    lindacfast@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Linda! I'm nor Amish or Mennonite, but I lived in Missouri most of my life very near where Plain folks had their farms in the countryside--which is why all my Amish stories are set in Missouri! Thanks for asking!

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  3. Great excerpt and giveaway. :)

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  4. I enjoyed reading the excerpt, Charlotte! Your books sounds like a wonderful read! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the blast!

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  5. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  6. Can't wait to read this! Who is your favorite character you have written about?

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  7. This book sounds great for winter reading. Amish fiction is one of my favorite genres to read.
    Merry

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  8. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. Congrats on your new book. First Light in Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard sounds wonderful.

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  9. Do you write more in bad weather or sunshine?

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  10. I love a good clean Amish story

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  11. How many books do you read in a year?

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