Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Breath of Spring (Seasons of the Heart, #4) by Charlotte Hubbard

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. 

About The Author 


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. 


Charlotte Hubbard Site

My Review

Just finished another visit in Willow Ridge, Missouri, and my fourth book in this series. One visit and you find yourself as part of this community, and very absorbed in their lives.
Old Hiram is still at it, and am still waiting for him to get his come upends, and pay for his sins. How can a man be so evil, ah, of course we know, and he is always their whispering in our ears. Think old Hiram has him on speed dial, Satan, of course. Not all is bleak; we have the Hooley sisters, loves that they are, preparing for their weddings. These remarkable people take hold of their loved ones, and not necessarily family, and hold tight, provide, and are there for each other.
You will be smiling and crying for all that happens here, and some good lessons are taught. Some remarkable things are about to happen to these wonderful God loving people, and some things you won’t see until they are upon you. Anne Mae the eldest daughter of Hiram, is one of the focus characters here. What a heart of gold she has for her motherless siblings. She also makes a lot of bad choices, but God is there placing people in her path to help her.
We have others who lost their way, and yet are part of the Amish faith, and one such individual is Adam Wagler, you will love how God works on him. Also the banter between Annie Mae and Adam is priceless.
I for one can’t wait for the next book in this series, while this one can be read alone, don’t deprive yourself of such awesome books. Enjoy!

I received this book through Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tours, and the Author Charlotte Hubbard, and was not required to give a positive review. 

1 comment:

  1. It was a great book!! I can't wait til Feb for the next one and the recipes are so delicious , I made 2 of them already in this book. Going to make another one this weekend!