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Breath of spring
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953-
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New York : Zebra Books, 2014.
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340 pages ; 18 cm.
Annie Mae Knepp has refused to follow her father, a disgraced ex-bishop, to a new community, and now she's taking care of her five siblings on her own. Her neighbor Adam Wagler has helped her through her trials, but Annie Mae fears all of her problems mean no man will ever love her.
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"Fans of Amish fiction will love the Seasons of the Heart series." --Marta Perry, Lydia's Hope

Breath Of Spring

As a bright season brings a fresh start to Willow Ridge, Annie Mae Knepp feels she can never make peace with the past. Her disgraced ex-bishop father is furious she has taken her five siblings to live with her. She's never been truly at home in her faith. . .or believing in herself. And Annie Mae fears no man will want to take on the responsibilities she's gladly shouldered. True, her quiet neighbor Adam Wagler has been steadfast and unshakeable helping her through her trials, but he surely couldn't think of someone so lost as more than a friend. Believing she is unworthy because of her doubts, Annie Mae will find in a moment of surprising revelation that God can work impossible miracles--and that love makes all things new.

Praise for The Seasons of the Heart series

"Another great book centered around the Sweet Seasons Café." -- RT Book Reviews , 4 Stars

"These very special books will sit proudly on my keeper shelf!" -- Romance Reviews Today

Author Notes

Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle. 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 all her Amish romance series. She's a deacon, a dedicated church musician, and a choir member. 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.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Hubbard's fourth Seasons of the Heart installment (after Winter of Wishes) features pretty Annie Mae Knepp, daughter of the overbearing Amish bishop who alienated his congregation in earlier books. Annie Mae, just 17, is torn between loyalty and responsibility to her motherless siblings and the normal wish of a teenager to explore romantic relationships. Her new job as a waitress at the Sweet Seasons Cafe throws her into contact with quiet carpenter Adam Wagler, whose face lights up when he sees her, but she is too busy flirting with more exciting young men to value his friendship until crisis strikes. The warm and supportive town of Willow Ridge will appeal to readers who appreciate the traditional values and neighborly ways of the plain folk. Agent: Evan Marshall Agency. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.