Pub Date 26 Sep 2017
Making rugs for Simple Gifts has taught Loretta Riehl that an unassuming pattern can reveal surprising depth. People, too, have a way of defying first impressions. Drew Detweiler came to Willow Ridge under a cloud, but the handsome craftsman has gained the community’s respect for his upholstery skills and commitment to making amends for his mistakes. As her new brother-in-law’s twin, he’s joining the family for dinners and Sunday visits at the Riehl house, and Loretta can’t deny enjoying his attentions.
If only her dat were willing to let a little joy into his life. Cornelius Riehl grows more stern with each passing day, and Drew suspects there’s more to his moods than missing Loretta’s late mamm. Hoping to fulfill Loretta’s wish to live in a peaceful, happy home again, Drew sets out to learn the truth. It’s a journey that will bring to light painful realities—but also the chance to forge a new, honest, and loving future together…
Praise for A Simple Vow
“Charlotte Hubbard has a way of writing that draws you into the story from beginning to end.”
“At the heart of the series is Hubbard’s thoughtful commentary on the Amish priority of keeping family bonds strong, connected, and first, after faith. The strength of this love story is Hubbard’s down-to-earth depiction of managing conflict as she uses multiple points of view to bring the reader into the drama and culture of plain communities.” - Booklist
“Hubbard is skilled at portraying the realities of Amish life and developing well-crafted characters.” - Publishers Weekly
“The community of Willow Ridge remains charming and full of heart as Hubbard returns there for another visit…The writing style is light and makes for a relatively quick read…Loretta’s story is another pleasant and enjoyable read in the Simple Gifts series.”– RT Book Reviews