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Summer of secrets
Hubbard, Charlotte, 1953-
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New York : Kensington Pub. Corp., [2012]

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340 pages ; 18 cm.
When a strange Englischer arrives in the cozy Amish town of Willow Ridge, Missouri, claiming to be Rachel and her twin Rhoda's long-lost sister, Rachel finds the promise of a new future with carpenter Micah Brenneman threatened by this woman.
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Welcome to Willow Ridge, Missouri! In this cozy Amish town along the banks of the river, the Old Ways are celebrated at the Sweet Seasons Bakery Café, and love is a gift God gives with grace. . .

Summer Of Secrets

Summer has come to Willow Ridge, but Rachel Lantz is looking forward to a whole new season in her life--marriage to strapping carpenter Micah Brenneman, her childhood sweetheart. When a strange Englischer arrives in the café claiming to be the long-lost sister of Rachel and her twin Rhoda, Rachel feels the sturdy foundation of her future crumbling--including Micah's steadfast love. As the days heat up and tempers flare, Rachel and Micah will learn that even when God's plan isn't clear, it will always lead them back to each other. . .

"A heartwarming new voice for fans of Beverly Lewis." --Emma Miller

Author Notes

Charlotte Hubbard sold her first historical romance in 1990, and she's been a slave to her overactive imagination ever since. She has lived in the Midwest most of her life. When she's not writing, she loves touring historic homes, trying new recipes, crocheting, and playing with her Border Collie, Ramona. She's a Presbyterian deacon, sings in her church choir, and plays in the percussion ensemble. She's married to a fine man who - bless him - has never once suggested she get a real job.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Hubbard (Law of Attraction) centers her new inspirational series on the Sweet Seasons Cafe, where everyone in Willow Ridge, Mo., knows your name. Miriam Lantz, proprietress and delectable cook, is a devout and attractive widow who has made a success of the cafe with the help of her daughters Rachel and Rhoda, though the elders disapprove of their independence. When the girls' missing triplet, Rebecca, turns up 19 years after being swept away in a flood, she brings the unfamiliar ways of the outside world to threaten the placid existence of the Plain folk. She also catches the eye of flirtatious Micah Brenneman-making Rachel more than a little jealous. Miriam is determined to reunite her family even if she risks expulsion by her community. The cumbersome depiction of Amish speech disrupts the narrative, but those who enjoy a glimpse of the culture will find the story appealing. Agent: Evan Marshall Agency. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

In the Amish town of Willow Ridge, MO, Miriam Lantz runs the Sweet Seasons Bakery with her twin daughters, Rachel and Rhonda. All three are looking forward to Rachel's nuptials to carpenter Micah Brenneman, but their lives are thrown off course when an Englisher, a Goth girl, arrives at the bakery claiming to be Rachel and Rhonda's sister. Secrets long buried resurface, threatening not only Rachel's plans but Miriam's as well. VERDICT This series debut by romance author Hubbard (Gabriel's Lady; Journey to Love) is long on preaching and short on romance. Amish fiction aficionados can skip this one and pick up the latest Beverly Lewis instead. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.