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A Mother's Love
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A Mother's Love
Faith, tenderness, security—there's nothing a mother won't give. Now beloved author Charlotte Hubbard brings you an unforgettable tale of hope, courage, discovery...and the most precious gift of all.
For widow Rose Raber, it's been a year of tragic loss and difficult decisions. She thought providing for her young daughter was the greatest challenge she faced. Until her dying mother revealed that Rose was adopted—and her birth mother is someone with much to lose if the secret comes out. As Rose struggles to reconcile the truth with her faith—and her troubling curiosity—outgoing newcomer Matthias Wagler is another surprise she didn't expect. His optimism and easy understanding inspires her. And his prospective partnership with wealthy deacon Saul Hartzler promises a possible new life for them—together. But with this second chance comes yet another revelation for all involved.
When Saul's wife unexpectedly turns up at Rose's new job, their bond as mother and daughter is instant and unmistakable. And it isn't long before an unforgiving Saul discovers the truth, threatening Matthias's livelihood and Rose's future. Now with more than just their happiness at stake, Rose and Matthias must find the strength and courage to stand strong—and trust God's enduring miracles of motherhood, forgiveness, and love.
Praise for Charlotte Hubbard and the Seasons of the Heart series
"Hubbard writes Amish stories with style and grace." —RT Book Reviews
"These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!" —Romance Reviews Today
"Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"Those who enjoy a glimpse of the culture will find the story appealing." —Publishers Weekly
"A compelling story about a family in upheaval and a woman looking for strength.
There is a sweet romance, a bit of mystery and plenty of tension. There's also a bonus
section of delicious looking recipes!" —The News and Sentinel
Faith, tenderness, security—there's nothing a mother won't give. Now beloved author Charlotte Hubbard brings you an unforgettable tale of hope, courage, discovery...and the most precious gift of all.
For widow Rose Raber, it's been a year of tragic loss and difficult decisions. She thought providing for her young daughter was the greatest challenge she faced. Until her dying mother revealed that Rose was adopted—and her birth mother is someone with much to lose if the secret comes out. As Rose struggles to reconcile the truth with her faith—and her troubling curiosity—outgoing newcomer Matthias Wagler is another surprise she didn't expect. His optimism and easy understanding inspires her. And his prospective partnership with wealthy deacon Saul Hartzler promises a possible new life for them—together. But with this second chance comes yet another revelation for all involved.
When Saul's wife unexpectedly turns up at Rose's new job, their bond as mother and daughter is instant and unmistakable. And it isn't long before an unforgiving Saul discovers the truth, threatening Matthias's livelihood and Rose's future. Now with more than just their happiness at stake, Rose and Matthias must find the strength and courage to stand strong—and trust God's enduring miracles of motherhood, forgiveness, and love.
Praise for Charlotte Hubbard and the Seasons of the Heart series
"Hubbard writes Amish stories with style and grace." —RT Book Reviews
"These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!" —Romance Reviews Today
"Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
"Those who enjoy a glimpse of the culture will find the story appealing." —Publishers Weekly
"A compelling story about a family in upheaval and a woman looking for strength.
There is a sweet romance, a bit of mystery and plenty of tension. There's also a bonus
section of delicious looking recipes!" —The News and Sentinel
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  • Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle. Charlotte considers it her personal mission to feed people—to share hearth and home. Faith and family, farming and food preservation are hallmarks of her lifestyle—and the foundation of all her Amish romance series. She's a deacon, a dedicated church musician, and a choir member. When she's not writing, she loves to try new recipes, crochet, and sew. Charlotte now lives in Minnesota with her husband and their border collie.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    January 16, 2017
    Hubbard (Christmas at Promise Lodge) gently challenges Amish gender roles in this endearing romance loosely linked to her Seasons of the Heart series. Rose Raber, a recent widow living in a close-knit Amish community, learns from her mother’s deathbed confession that she was adopted. Rose’s birth mother was an unwed teenager who still fears the revelation of her transgression. While coping with this news, Rose feels compelled to find work to provide for herself and her young daughter, despite pressure from her bishop to rely on the community’s kindness. When Rose’s highly marriageable suitor, widower Matthias Wagler, enters into a business arrangement with Saul Hartzler, who’s married to Rose’s birth mother, the secret can only stay hidden so long, and when it comes out, Rose struggles to mitigate the damage. Matthias and Rose’s romance builds naturally and sweetly as they learn to imagine futures without their first spouses. Hubbard crafts self-reliant women willing to hold their ground amid domineering men, though happy coincidences and quick changes of heart resolve most conflicts. By making a space for determined women inside the Amish community and providing a satisfying conclusion to various familial hurts, Hubbard provides readers with a comforting tale of love and forgiveness. Agent: Evan Marshall, Evan Marshall Agency.

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