Thursday, October 31, 2013

Book Spotlight: Winter Wishes by Charlotte Hubbard

ABOUT WINTER WISHES

Snow is falling, cookies are baking, and Christmas is just around the corner in Willow Ridge, Missouri, where a new season marks fresh beginnings for the residents of this tranquil Amish town . . .
As another year draws to a close in Willow Ridge, life seems to be changing for everyone but Rhoda Lantz. Her widowed mother is about to remarry, her twin sister is a busy newlywed, and soon Rhoda will be alone in her cozy apartment above the blacksmith’s shop. An ad posted by an Englischer looking for someone to help with his mother and children may offer just the companionship she’s looking for, but if she falls for the caring single father, she may risk being shunned by her community. Certain she can only wish for things she cannot have, Rhoda must remember that all things are possible with God, and nothing is stronger than the power of love.



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ABOUT CHARLOTTE HUBBARD

 
I’ve called Missouri home for most of my life, and most folks don’t realize that several Old Older Amish and Mennonite communities make their home here, as well. The rolling pastureland, woods, and small towns along county highways make a wonderful setting for Plain populations—and for stories about them, too! While Jamesport, Missouri is the largest Old Order Amish settlement west of the Mississippi River, other communities have also found the affordable farm land ideal for raising crops, livestock, and running the small family-owned businesses that support their families.

Like my heroine, Miriam Lantz, of my Seasons of the Heart series, I love to feed people—to share my hearth and home. I bake bread and goodies and I love to try new recipes. I put up jars and jars of green beans, tomatoes, beets and other veggies every summer. All my adult life, I’ve been a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and we hosted a potluck group in our home for more than twenty years.

Like Abby Lambright, heroine of my Home at Cedar Creek series, I consider it a personal mission to be a listener and a peacemaker—to heal broken hearts and wounded souls. Faith and family, farming and frugality matter to me: like Abby, I sew and enjoy fabric arts—I made my wedding dress and the one Mom wore, too, when I married into an Iowa farm family more than thirty-five years ago! When I’m not writing, I crochet and sew, and I love to travel.
I recently moved to Minnesota when my husband got a wonderful new job, so now he and I and our border collie, Ramona, are exploring our new state and making new friends.
You can visit her website at www.CharlotteHubbard.com



Winter Wishes Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule

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Monday, September 16
Book reviewed at A Year of Jubilee Reviews
Interviewed and 1st chapter reveal at My Devotional Thoughts
Tuesday, September 17
Book reviewed at Teaberry Cottage
Interviewed at Raven Reviews
1st chapter reveal at Mom Loves 2 Read
Wednesday, September 18
Book reviewed at Book Him Danno
Book featured at 4 the Love of Books
Thursday, September 19
Book reviewed at Reviews from the Heart
Friday, September 20
Book reviewed at Lighthouse Academy
Tuesday, September 24
Book reviewed at Griperang’s Bookmark
Wednesday, September 25
Thursday, September 26
Book reviewed at All Grown Up
Book featured at Literary R&R
Friday, September 27 
Monday, October 7
Book reviewed at My Devotional Thoughts
1st chapter reveal at 4 the Love of Books
1st chapter reveal at Read 2 Review
Wednesday, October 9
Book review, Interview and Guest blogging at Melina’s Book Blog
1st chapter reveal at Literary R & R
Thursday, October 10
Book reviewed at Thoughts From Mill Street
Book review and Interview at splashesofjoy
Friday, October 11
1st chapter reveal at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Thursday, October 17
Book reviewed at Literary R&R
Friday, October 18
Guest blogging at 4 the Love of Books
Monday, October 21
1st chapter reveal at Thoughts in Progress
Friday, October 25
Book reviewed at Mary’s Cup of Tea
 Thursday, October 31
Book featured at Naturally Kim B

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