Title: Autumn Winds
Author: Charlotte Hubbard
Review: Ok another official announcement….I love Amish romance. I love the way the romance develops slowly and without all the fan fair of sex. That is saved for marriage and the books may marry off the characters, but you never follow them into their bedroom. These stories are sweet and enjoyable to read. I love the anticipation build up for the first kiss and nothing more. If you love romance but get sick of all the graphic sex, then this is for you.
This romance centers around a widowed mother of three who is having a difficult time with a suitor she is not interested in. Well the wind blows a man a few years younger who she finds very attractive and interesting. She helps him and he helps her and magic helps them both in the way of love. I love Miriam and her reliance on the Lord and what he wants for her and her family. She is a strong independent woman who will do what she thinks is best but only after she consults one to one with God.
This story unfolds slowly, yet with enough anticipation to keep you reading and wondering if everyone is going to make it to their Happily Ever After. If you love romance you will love these tales of innocents and love. Try one and I think you will be surprised by how much you enjoy a book without so much sex and smut. I was.
Publisher: Expected publication: September 4th 2012 by Zebra (first published September 1st 2012)
Quick Review: 5 stars (out of 5)-
Why I Read It: Sent by the publisher for review. Pump You Books Tours
Synopsis: The leaves are falling and there’s a chill in the air in Willow Ridge, Missouri, the quaint, quiet Amish town where love, loyalty, and faith in the Old Ways are about to be put to the test ...
Winds of change are blowing through Willow Ridge, and they’re bringing a stranger to the Sweet Seasons Bakery. At first, widowed Miriam Lantz has misgivings about Ben Hooley, a handsome but rootless traveling blacksmith. But as she gets to know the kind-hearted newcomer, she wonders if his arrival was providential. Perhaps she could find love again—if only there weren’t so many obstacles in the way. With Bishop Knepp relentlessly pursuing her hand in marriage and the fate of her beloved café at stake, Miriam must listen to God and her heart to find the happiness she longs for and the love she deserves.
Author Biography: Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard (a.k.a. Naomi King) writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle in her new Seasons of the Heart series. Like her heroine, Miriam Lantz, 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 her earlier Angels of Mercy series. She’s a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and 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.