Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Light Shines on Promise Lodge (Promise Lodge #5) by Charlotte Hubbard

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Light Shines on Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the other stops participating in the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Light Shines on Promise Lodge
Series: Promise Lodge #5
Publisher: Zebra Books
Publication Date: March 31st 2020
Print Length: 320 pages
Genre: Amish Inspirational Romance
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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.

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EXCERPT:
“You know,” Cyrus remarked to his brother Jonathan, who sat beside him at the table, “I think Gloria might be coming around. Now that she’s our scribe for The Budget, along with managing Rosetta’s rentals, she doesn’t seem like such an airhead anymore.”

Jonathan’s eyebrows rose as he, too, watched Gloria enter the kitchen. “Spoken like a man in love,” he teased. “Since when are you sweet on Miss Lehman?”

“Lay off that talk, man!” Cyrus replied as he playfully punched Jonathan’s arm. “I’m just saying that Gloria’s changed. Remember how she used to follow Allen around like a lovesick puppy, spying on him and baking those brickbat brownies for him?”

“Why would you care, unless you’re interested?” his brother challenged. “Maybe today’s wedding and Allen’s engagement to Phoebe is getting you in the mood, eh?”

Jonathan’s remark caught Cyrus by surprise. The two of them had been working six days a week all spring and summer to help their older cousins, Simon and Sam Helmuth, establish their landscaping nursery, so they hadn’t had a lot of time for dating.

And now that Phoebe’s hitching up with Troyer, only two are left—unless you broaden your horizons and start scouting around Forest Grove . . . or Cloverdale, where Maria is.

“I rest my case. If you have no response, you’re susceptible to wedding fever,” Jonathan remarked lightly.

Cyrus sat up straighter to challenge his brother. “Here you are at twenty-four—much older than I am—and you’ve got no prospects at all. What’s your problem?”

“Puh! I could have women swarming around me like bees if I—”

“So why don’t you?” Cyrus shot back. “You’ve had the same opportunities I’ve had.”

“Are you calling me out? Saying I couldn’t latch onto any girl I wanted?” Jonathan said in a deceptively calm voice.

Something about the tilt of his brother’s eyebrows and the light in his brown eyes sent a surge of adrenalin through Cyrus’s system. Was it the ticking of his biological clock goading him, or was he rising to Jonathan’s challenge?

“So prove it,” Cyrus heard himself say beneath the happy chatter that filled the dining room. “If you’re not engaged by Thanksgiving, you owe me five hundred bucks!”
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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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GIVEAWAY:
Charlotte Hubbard will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blurb blitz each day. Good luck!
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74 comments:

  1. I appreciate getting to read about your book. With sisters and daughters who love to read, this helps so thank you.

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  2. What are you reading during quarantine?

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    1. Mostly Easter dinner recipes and feel-good articles--just about anything other than fixating on the news! Thanks for asking, Bernie!

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  3. Thanks so much for helping me promote my book on your blog today!

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  4. Thank you for being part of the Goddess Fish Promotions blurb blitz for "Light Shines on Promise Lodge" by Charlotte Hubbard.

    Enjoyed the excerpt and can't wait for the opportunity to read this wonderful book. Always enjoy this author's books and have had this one on my TBR list since I first heard about its coming.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  5. Sounds very good, thanks for sharing!

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  6. Hi, Charlotte ~ I have enjoyed reading many of your books. I think two of my favorites were 'Christmas at Promise Lodge' and 'Harvest of Blessings'. I especially enjoy reading holiday stories. Will you be releasing a Christmas story for 2020? Thank you, and congratulations on your new release! :0}

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  7. Sounds like a very good book.

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  8. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. What inspires you to write?

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  10. Sounds great, I like the cover.

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  11. I like the cover. The dress really catches your attention.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  12. A new-to-me author and a new-to-me genre. Book sounds good and I like the cover too.

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  13. I love the cover! The colors and design are amazing!

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  14. I loved hearing about your book! The excerpt was awesome.

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  15. Wow..this books sounds amazing..

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  16. Nice cover. I liked the excerpt. It sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. who is your biggest influence as an author?

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  18. Are you feeling more or less creative during this quarantine?

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  19. The book sounds great. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. i love the cover and excerpt happy wednesday

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  21. Enjoyed the post, sounds good!

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  22. thanks this sounds like a wonderful book

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  23. This sounds like an amazing book.

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  24. What is your most challegning aspect of writing?

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  25. happy thursday i really enjoy the excerpt

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  26. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. I enjoyed reading it.

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  27. I like to read clean romances.

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  28. happy good friday i cannot wait to read this

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  29. I really like the cover and the Amish storyline..shared with all my pintrest friends...

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  30. Today is Friday, the 1157th of April. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  31. Thank you for this awesome giveaway

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  32. happy saturday thanks for being an amazing hostess

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  33. happy saturday thanks for being an amazing hostess

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  34. happy sunday thank you for hosting you rock

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  35. happy sunday thank you for hosting you rock

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  36. happy sunday thank you for hosting you rock

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  37. I enjoy books about the Amish community.

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  38. happy monday hope your week goes well and loving this article you have.

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  39. happy monday hope your week goes well and loving this article you have.

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  40. I hope everyone has had a lovely day.

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  41. happy thursday what is your fave movie ?

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  42. Happy Saturday! I hope your day was lovely.

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  43. This sounds like a really good book and I love the cover.

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  44. The cover is beautiful and the lighting and gardens remind me of a well-tended home. The excerpt had me chuckling about a brotherly dare and a bet over love.

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  45. I think that your book cover is colorful and very attractive.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  46. This sounds great! I'll be adding to my TBR list for both my daughter and myself! Who doesn't love reading books set in traditional communities, the challenge of progression conflicting with customs?

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  47. This is an interesting clean book.
    Thank you for sharing this review.

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  48. sounds like a fun one

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  49. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  50. I would enjoy this book! Thank you for the opportunity to win. What's not to like about a book set in an unfamiliar environment?

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  51. Thanks for sharing the excerpt. Sounds good.

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  52. This is my kind of book and I would love to read this one!

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