Thursday, October 4, 2018

A Simple Christmas and Blog-Tour $15.00 Amazon/BN Card Giveaway!



Welcome to my stop at Charlotte Hubbard's Blog Tour for her latest book "A Simple Christmas".  I am so excited to be a part of her tour.  

Charlotte Hubbard will be awarding $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


MY REVIEW:

Charlotte Hubbard is an amazing author who does a phenomenal job with Amish fiction.  Definitely on my list of faves!

I really enjoyed reading this book, a continuation of the Simple Gifts series of books.  It was fun to see the characters of the previous books actively participate in this latest book.

It's a Christmas story, but it was enjoyable even at this time of year.  Rosalyn Riehl is busy preparing hand-made wreaths for the holidays.  As Marcus appears on the scene, apparently a bit of a trouble maker in his not-so distant past, he sets his eye on Rosalyn, but her dat is a gruff sort and so who knows what excitement will happen!

This is a fun read and as with everything I have read from this author, this was a winner.  I highly recommend it!

I was given a copy of this book from the author.  All thoughts are my own.






A Simple Christmas
by Charlotte Hubbard

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GENRE: Inspirational Romance (Amish)

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BLURB:

The rustic beauty of a country Christmas fills the Simple Gifts crafts shop, while the Amish residents of Willow Ridge pull together in uncertain times—and in the face of an unexpected homecoming.

Nora Hooley’s shop is abuzz with preparations for the holiday open house, and Rosalyn Riehl is handcrafting wreaths from evergreen boughs, pinecones, and other natural materials. The work is a welcome diversion for the only unmarried daughter of Cornelius Riehl: her gruff dat has been receiving envelopes marked Past Due, leaving dutiful Rosalyn to manage the household’s inexplicably shrinking budget. Then another distraction swaggers into Simple Gifts—blue-jeaned and leather-jacketed, with a reputation that precedes him.

Marcus Hooley hightailed it to Willow Ridge on a wing and a prayer—not that he’s the praying type. He rejected his Amish roots long ago. But behind the bad-boy attitude is a gifted horse trainer who’s counting on some bent-but-not-broken family ties to throw him a lifeline. He can’t erase his past, but a sparking attraction with strong, spirited Rosalyn holds the promise of a second chance . . . and of shedding light on shadowy secrets to build a bright tomorrow.

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EXCERPT:


The bell jangled raucously as the front door flew open and hit the wall. “Hey—does anybody work here?” a young man called out. “You can’t tell me this town doesn’t even have a gas station.”

Nora turned quickly toward him, her eyes widening in recognition as she handed Rosalyn the star-shaped wreath. “This could get interesting,” she murmured.

Rosalyn watched as Nora took her time passing between the displays of handmade table linens and racks of hanging jackets, toward the fellow who’d entered with a gust of wind that had apparently blown the door out of his hand.

Or did he throw it open? Rosalyn wondered as she took in the man’s black leather jacket and the rakish way his dark hair dipped over one side of his face. Most English are at least courteous and they don’t come in before the store opens. This fellow looks like walking, talking trouble—with a capital T.

 Rosalyn started slowly toward the front door, in case their unexpected guest caused Nora problems. She wasn’t sure what she’d do if this brash young man behaved improperly, but she knew Nora would be coming to her assistance in this situation. She wasn’t sure what to think, however, when the redheaded storekeeper walked quickly around him to shut the door against the wind. Nora faced their visitor, confidently crossed her arms, and gazed directly at him, unfazed by the fact that he stood head and shoulders taller than she did.

“Well, well, if it isn’t Cousin Marcus from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania,” Nora said as she looked him up and down. “Did you finally show up to check out Wyatt McKenzie’s job offer? Or did another girlfriend get smart and kick you to the curb for using her credit cards on the sly?”

Rosalyn gasped. Was this Marcus Hooley, the horse trainer Wyatt had called in October, hoping to hire an Amish man to manage the draft horse farm he’d recently established? Everyone in Willow Ridge was wondering why the cousin Luke, Ira, and Ben had recommended hadn’t bothered to provide the references Wyatt had requested. As Rosalyn looked more closely, she saw the resemblance this young man bore to Luke—and she couldn’t miss the rebellious flare of his pale green eyes as he stared at Nora.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:





Charlotte Hubbard is the acclaimed author of Amish romance and fiction that evokes simpler times and draws upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi. Faith and family, farming, and food preservation are hallmarks of her lifestyle—and the foundation of all her novels. A deacon, dedicated church musician and choir member, she loves to travel, read, try new recipes, and crochet. A longtime Missourian, Charlotte now lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and their border collie, Vera.

Please visit Charlotte online at www.CharlotteHubbard.com.

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Order Ebook

Kindle:  https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Christmas-Gifts-ebook/dp/B078QTS92M

Kindle UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078QTS92M/

Kindle Canada:  http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B078QTS92M/

Kindle Australia:  http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B078QTS92M/

iBooks:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-simple-christmas/id1330331465?mt=11

iBooks UK:  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/a-simple-christmas/id1330331465?mt=11

iBooks Canada:  https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/a-simple-christmas/id1330331465?mt=11

iBooks Australia:  https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/a-simple-christmas/id1330331465?mt=11

iBooks New Zealand:  https://itunes.apple.com/nz/book/a-simple-christmas/id1330331465?mt=11

Nook:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-simple-christmas-charlotte-hubbard/1127750875?ean=9781420138740

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-simple-christmas-4

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Charlotte_Hubbard_A_Simple_Christmas?id=R19EDwAAQBAJ

Order Print

Zebra
September 25, 2018
ISBN-13: 9781420138733
ISBN-10: 1420138731

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=1420138731/

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ISBN=1420138731

Amazon Canada:  http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ISBN=1420138731

Barnes & Noble: 
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ean=9781420138733
Books-A-Million:  http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9781420138733

Chapters Indigo:  http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/a/9781420138733-item.html

IndieBound:  http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781420138733

The Book Depository:  http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9781420138733


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Charlotte Hubbard will be awarding $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
a Rafflecopter giveaway   

Find the other blogs from the tour as shown below:

October 1: Hearts and Scribbles
October 2The Tired Buyer
October 3Rogue's Angels
October 4Sunnie Reviews - review
October 5Uplifting Reads
October 10A Writer's Life
October 11Vickie's Kitchen and Garden - review
October 11Southern Gal Loves to Read - review
October 12Readeropolis
October 12Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin' - review
October 15Travel the Ages
October 16Edgar's Books
October 17Amish Reader
October 17Maureen's Musings - review
October 18The Book Connection - review
October 19T's Stuff
October 19The Reading Addict
October 22Enchanting Reviews
October 23Miss Tina's Amish Book Review - review
October 24A Chick Who Reads - review


33 comments:

  1. Thanks for your review today, Sonja! And thanks for joining my tour!

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  2. Looks like a good book. I enjoy this genre so much. Thank you for sharing about A Simple Christmas.

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    1. Thanks for spending time with us today,Anne!

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    2. It is a good book Anne!v Thanks for your visit!

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  3. I appreciate you taking the time to give us a great book description and giveaway as well. Thank you so much!

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  4. Sounds like an excellent read. I so want to read this book.

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    1. Cheryl its a really great book! I know you will love it!

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  5. I am going to get your book tomorrow

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    1. Thanks so much for the shout-out, Wyla!

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    2. Me too! Thanks for coming to the blog tour!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your review! Sounds like a great book.I am looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Thank you, Jackie--hope you'll enjoy Rosalyn's story!

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    2. Thanks Jackie. Its a wonderful book!

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  8. I love reading all these excerpts. I am so looking forward to reading this book. Thank you Charlotte Hubbard.
    Blessigns, Robin Whitaker

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  9. I can't wait to read it and catch up with old friends! 💗

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    1. That's a great way to look at it, Kimberly! Thanks for stopping by!

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