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Christmas at Promise Lodge

(Promise Lodge #2)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  301 ratings  ·  58 reviews
As the year draws to a close, the brand-new colony of Promise Lodge is thriving, a welcoming community that offers three Amish sisters a fresh start. And as Christmas approaches, gifts big and small are given with love . . .

 As Promise Lodge’s first wedding arrives, the evidence of a community building a foundation for the future is a cause for celebration. But the bishop’
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Published September 27th 2016 by Zebra
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Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charlotte Hubbard takes her time introducing you to each of the characters and their problems and how they are feeling. I immediately felt as if I knew them all and was right there at the kitchen table hashing things out and praying. In no time, I was totally sucked in to their lives and the issues they were dealing with. The plot is very interesting and had me turning the pages late into the night. Be prepared not to do anything else once you start reading this well written and hopeful tale. Wh ...more
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There's never a dull moment at Promise Lodge! During the wedding of two of the residents, Bishop Floyd goes off course and makes some startling statements that set some on edge. Will Promise Lodge be what the founding sisters and Preacher Amos want it to be or will the Bishop's requirements change everything?

It was so nice to return to Promise Lodge and catch up with everyone and meet some new people along the way. While the book has a main focus on Mattie, Preacher Amos, Rosetta, Truman, Roman
Julie Zimmett
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Amish genre
I have been eagerly awaiting this book since reading the first Promise Lodge book and it was so worth the wait! One of those novels you don't want to put down! It was such a pleasure to see how the colony of Promise Lodge continues to come together and grow, thanks to the dedication of Rosetta, Mattie, Christine, Amos and their families. Also, to learn more about the Lehman family and to gain an appreciation of their efforts to be part of the community. The beautiful relationship that develops b ...more
Maureen Timerman
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
We are back at Promise Lodge and are attending Noah and Deborah’s wedding; we read their story in the first book of The Promise Lodge series. The things that are said by the Bishop at this wedding are with us until the end of the book.
We have several new romances that have been on going and new ones that are in their infancy as we begin this book, and some are lasting and others are a figment of one person’s imagination. For Mattie and Amos you want them to have a happy life, and rekindle the lo
Ellen White
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Promise Lodge series. This is Christmas at Promise Lodge.
Doesn't sound like a festive time, when the preacher gives a sermon that the single people must marry, rather they know one another or not.
Or is the preacher hoping to regain a love when he was young, and lost. Now that Mattie and he both , have lost their mates. Her father had forced her into an abusive marriage, so does she want to remarry. Delightful blend of the Mennonites and old Amish, coming together to form a new colo
Pam Pavkov
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Christmas at Promise Lodge is the second book written by Charlotte Hubbard in the Promise Lodge series. Charlotte waste no time reacquainting her readers with the characters from the first book. The characters bring the right amount of love, humor, and frustration to the story to keep the readers wanting more.

When a tragic accident occurs at a gathering for those who live at Promise Lodge, events start to take a downward spiral. With the Bishop and one of the ministers being involved in the acci
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am loving the Promise Lodge series and enjoyed this book so much. It is a great book to get anyone into the Christmas mood. Charlotte Hubbard is such a good author. Her characters are unique and so interesting that it is hard to stop reading the books. She is amongst my favorite Amish authors and I hope to read as many of her books as I can.

The Promise Lodge is about a new start-up Amish community and the trials, happiness and struggles that come with it, and some sweet romance to add to the
Melissa Henderson
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am so pleased to read a story that involves characters of various ages, including older people. Amos and Mattie have known each other since childhood and a romance begins for them. An accident causes Amos to become depressed and he feels that Mattie should not agree to marry him. Will he change his mind? Will they marry?
In another part of the story, a baby is on the way for one young lady. Will she have to raise this baby alone or will she find love? This is the first Charlotte Hubbard story
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Christmas at Promise Lodge is the second installment from the Promise Lodge series. I thought this Amish Christmas story was great.
5 stars.
Aug 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This second novel of the series continues the story of Mattie and her sisters, and their developing community. A new bishop has arrived, and he admonishes the eligible Amish that they need to marry other Amish and have children to strengthen the new and growing community. His address in a wedding sermon does not sit well with those he named. But an horrible accident that occurred later takes the focus away from his words and into a different direction, one of coping with two people who were seve ...more
Veronica Rivera
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Simply wondeeful. This is the 2nd book in the series and now I want to go and get the rest. Charlotte Hubbard tells a tale that keeps you reading and makes you not to put this book down. So pacing yourself is critical in order to enjoy all the details of the life long love that finally finds a home with Mattie and Amos. It was great to read a pure story of love between a man and a woman. Love of family, the love of sisters and girlfriends that is unconditional and steadfast. All of these types o ...more
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Christmas at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard is the second book in the Promise Lodge series. Mattie Schwartz is ready for the wedding of her son, Noah and his fiancé, Deborah in Promise, Missouri. It starts out as a lovely ceremony until Bishop Lehman gets personal. He states that the other unmarried people (he even names certain individuals) need to get married (he even gives them a time limit). This is not the vision Mattie, Christine, Rosetta, and Amos had for Promise Lodge. Bishop Lehman ...more
Lynne Bongette
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wholesome, sweet story
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
With a return to Promise Lodge, we find that the community continues to thrive and grow. The first official wedding is taking place but when Bishop Floyd veers off course in the ceremony, the community becomes unsettled. Mattie, Rosetta, Christine, and Preacher Amos wonder if Promise Lodge will be able to continue as the community they founded it to be.

I love how this story centers itself on Mattie, Amos, and the sweet romance developing between them. However, when things take a turn because of
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte Hubbard starts her story at a wedding…what a joyous occasion! Mattie Schwartz’s youngest son Noah and Deborah Peterscheim are getting married. Promise Lodge is full of activity and joy. That was the first time. The Lodge was also a bundle of activity and joy when the community spent their first Christmas together there.

Bishop Floyd and his family left their settlement and moved to Promise because their daughter Mary Kate had been raped by an English man and was pregnant. They thought t
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
CHRISTMAS AT PROMISE LODGE is the second book in Ms. Hubbard's Promise Lodge series. I -- like the Amish in this story -- was horrified when the bishop made a horrifying decree, but I loved the way Mattie used it -- despite her fears -- to listen to her heart's desire. Amos is a dear, dear man, kind and considerate, true and faithful. It was wonderful to read their story.

There is also another story intertwined (as is usually the case with Ms. Hubbard's books) and it is the story of Mary Ann is
Sep 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was so good to be back at Promise Lodge again reading Charlotte Hubbard's newest installment in this series, Christmas at Promise Lodge. This book had me swept away with the winter sleigh rides, a love rekindled, and the hopes of families being reunited.

When an tragic accident happens I could understand the feelings that Amos dealt with. We are taken into his deep despair when he feels that all hope seems lost. I loved that he had a friend that stayed by his side. Throughout it all we are re
Heather 123
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
A great follow up book to the first one in this series! I appreciated that the author pretty much picked up where the first book ended and didn't jump ahead significantly.

This book made me look at how the Amish handle different things including an unplanned planned from the result of a crime and love between members of different faiths.

I loved that once again the author doesn't focus on only the main characters in this book (in this case Mattie and Amos) but includes many other stories between
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again I enjoyed another story by Charlotte Hubbard.
I enjoyed all the characters and felt like I was in the room with them.
I know I must have felt my mouth drop open when the Bishop revealed his unpleasant surprise?
See, I love Ms.Hubbard's style of writing and she shows us that even Bishops in Amish communities have their own struggles in life.
I loved Mary Ann. I thought she was pretty special when I met her. She didn't ask for whatever it was that happened to her.
Depending on the situatio
Cheryl Malandrinos
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is such a wonderful story. Like all of Hubbard's books, it's built around a community of people. The main focus of this novel might be Mattie and Amos, but the reader is treated with how the lives of others intersect, especially in light of Bishop Floyd Lehman taking some of the community to task at the wedding.

What I feel Hubbard has always done well is shine a light on Plain communities and, through her characters, made them more relatable to others. Their work ethic, their strong faith,
Apr 07, 2019 rated it liked it
A new Amish community has been formed and the community building, Promise Loge, is the site of the first wedding in the community.
During the wedding, the Bishop tell some people they must get married, others they can't date the person they want, that women can't run businesses and several other things. People in the community are very upset and feel the Bishop is too narrow minded.
Then the Bishop suffers a brain injury. What will happen in all these situations that the Bishop was trying to
Alice Benson
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book begins with Mattie's son marrying.Then Amos proposes to Mattie.They have been in love since the teenage years but Mattie's father told her not to marry Amos, That he was too poor. Both unhappily married others who predeceased them. Amos and the Bishop have a horrible accident and Amos calls off his wedding to Mattie permanently. It makes him miserable and prolongs his recovery. I do not think that the bishop will ever recover. Another Bishop very Charismatic comes to town at the end of ...more
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Number 2 in the series might be even better than #1, but it's so close! Excellent story.
Larry Munyon
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very Good Book

Enjoyable reading, I wish the book had been much longer, but another in the series would be great, I am sure you would enjoy this book.
Lois Troup
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Christmas story

Very good, hated to have it end. Will be glad to find next in series. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When I had to put this book down, I couldn't wait to get back to it. Must find out what is next for those at Promise Lodge. On to Book 3 :)
Louise King
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 of a series. Easy Christian romance
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cozy series of Amish life that mixes in a bit of romance
Sharon Stanley
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series !
absolutely loved it would love to hear more about Mary Kate Roman little David . couldn't put down !!!!!
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