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Charlotte HubbardWelcome to my website, devoted to my Amish stories!

In 2016, my two new Amish romance series will debut! In March, the Promise Lodge series introduces the three Bender sisters, who have transformed an abandoned church camp into a new Plain colony in the tiny town of Promise, Missouri—and you’ll get a taste of Rosetta’s cooking in the recipe sections. In June, the Simple Gifts series takes you back to Willow Ridge, Missouri with Nora Hooley and her Simple Gifts shop. Nora will welcome the new Riehl family to town and discover a few family secrets along with the Riehl sisters’ crafting talents.

In my Seasons of the Heart series, you’ll savor the down-home meals served up in Miriam Lantz’s Sweet Seasons Bakery Café—and you can find many of her recipes here on my site, as well as in each book! Willow Ridge, Missouri will feel just like home as you meet Miriam’s daughters, gaze out over their garden plots, sit on their front porch swing, listen to the buzz of Leah’s bees in the orchard, and stroll along the banks of the Missouri River. Willow Ridge is in north central Missouri—alive with love in our imaginations! This series will be complete in the fall of 2015, but Willow Ridge will live on in my spin-off series, Simple Gifts, which debuts in 2016!

In my Naomi King series, Home at Cedar Creek, you’ll mosey along the country roads of Cedar Creek, Missouri with seamstress Abby Lambright and her family. You can shop at the Cedar Creek Mercantile, visit Graber Custom Carriages and pick up a pot of geraniums at Treva’s Greenhouse as you gaze out over the rolling pastureland dotted with sheep. Cedar Creek is my fictional town in northwest Missouri, in the vicinity of Queen City and near the Iowa border, where many Plain folks make their home in reality. Combined with the two titles in the One Big Happy Family series, my Cedar Creek set is now complete. ABBY FINDS HER CALLING, ROSEMARY OPENS HER HEART, AMANDA WEDS A GOOD MAN, and EMMA BLOOMS AT LAST are the titles, in order. Read more about those on my Books link!

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Simple Gifts

Love secrets? Read on!
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

A Simple Vow.inddSometimes the mere hint of a secret can spark an entire series of books—which happened for me when I began my Simple Gifts series! My editor and I knew we wanted to return to Willow Ridge, and we knew we wanted Nora Hooley and her Simple Gifts shop to be the focus of these stories, but it’s the undercurrent of “something fishy” that sets the stage for a major revelation—a major meltdown—that will change Willow Ridge forever. And it begins in A SIMPLE VOW.

This idea came to me when I was talking with my former assistant, Jim, who lived …

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A Better-Than-Happy Ending
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Harvest of BlessingsA funny thing often happens when you begin writing a new book: even though you had all the characters in your head and all the major story points plotted out, the ending can be quite a lot different than you’d originally pictured it. I love when that happens! And in the case of HARVEST OF BLESSINGS, the fifth book in my Seasons of the Heart series, Nora Glick Landwehr’s story becomes a turning point for the town of Willow Ridge—and a springboard for a new series!

Nora has a tough row to hoe. After sixteen years and a failed marriage …

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