Monday, August 10, 2020

Book Blast/Giveaway Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard


Morning Star  by Charlotte Hubbard




GENRE: Amish Romance/Inspirational  



When four maidels join forces to turn an abandoned barn into an Amish marketplace, the unmarried women have community in mind. But their fledgling enterprise promises to reap surprising rewards for each in turn, including the gift of unexpected love . . . 


For Regina Miller, the new Morning Star Marketplace is a chance to share her secret work with the world—without revealing herself. Old Order Amish forbid the creation of art without purpose, but without a husband, Regina has been free to explore the joy of painting in her attic. Yet when Gabe Flaud’s curiosity leads him to speculate that Regina herself is the painter, the full weight of their community’s judgement falls on her shoulders.  When Gabe stands up to defend Regina, questioning the Order’s restrictions, he reveals his own guilty secret and is shunned along with her. Forced to turn to each other for companionship, the young couple must learn to balance their own needs with their deep faith … and a love that will show them all things are possible. 




As the Sunday service neared its end, Regina Miller opened her eyes after the prayer. She reached for the Ausbund under her pew bench. Across the room on the men’s side, Gabe Flaud sang the first phrase of the final hymn in his clear, melodious voice to establish the pitch and the tempo.

I could listen to Gabe sing all day, Regina thought as she joined in with the others. 

She would never tell Gabe that, of course. Five days a week she worked as a finisher in the furniture shop his dat owned, staining and varnishing the dining room and bedroom sets the male employees built in the factory. Gabe was the foreman and he was single, but he looked at Regina as though she was a fixture in the shop—just one of the boys. She’d heard rumors that he dated English girls despite the fact that he’d joined the Old Order, yet the church leaders had never called him on it.

He’s way too adventurous to give a mouse like me a second glance, she mused as she looked at the stained hands holding her hymnal. Why do I waste my time thinking about him? Must be that springtime thing Jo was talking about, wanting something different—something more—in my life.

Regina had a more compelling reason for not entertaining notions about Gabe, but it was a secret she didn’t dare think about during church. God was undoubtedly displeased with the part of her life she kept hidden away. She’d probably be inviting a visible sign of His judgment—perhaps a lightning bolt shooting through the roof to strike her down—if she allowed her mind to wander to her sinful pastime while she was supposed to be worshipping Him.





AUTHOR Bio and Links:


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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July 28, 2020

ISBN-13: 9781420145120

ISBN-10: 1420145126



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  1. I like the cover. The colors are beautiful!

    1. Thanks, Jeanna! I agree--my publisher's art dept. does an exceptional job making my covers appealing.

  2. I love every book Charlotte Hubbard has written. I love reading about the Amish way of life.

    1. What a lovely shout-out, Audrey! Thank you so much!

  3. I love the premise of the four women working together to transform the old barn!

    1. It's a fun way to begin a series, Lisa--thanks for joining us today!

  4. Love the cover. The book sounds like a great read. I love Amish books and this books shows what can be done with teamwork and how faith in God is so important.
    Will Regina share her secret or keep it hidden? So intriguing.
    Would love to read and review the book in print format.
    Hope I Win.

    1. Crystal, feel feel to contact me at about reading/reviewing!! Thanks!

  5. Thanks so much for featuring my book on your blog today!

  6. A captivating and beautiful story which is a real treasure to enjoy.

  7. Dd you have to do lots of research for your book?

    1. Bernie, when I initially began writing Amish stories, I did quite a bit of research. These days, answers to specific story questions are only an e-mail away when I consult with my friends who live near Amish communities.

  8. I enjoy reading Amish fiction. Sounds like a great book.

  9. sounds like a nice 'feel good' story
    sherry @ fundinmental

  10. Story sounds good! I like the idea of the ladies creating their own marketplace. Too bad she has to hide her talent, but how wonderful for him to stand up for her. Hope it all works out for them.