Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Book Review: Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard


A new series and a new beginning for a community of characters you'll look forward to getting to know is what you'll find in Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard. 

When five maidels from the Morning Star community find an abandoned barn, they are sure an Amish marketplace in this location will prosper. After meeting with some resistance, the community agrees to pursue this endeavor to support another community need. None of them, however, could have imagined what happened next.

The new Morning Star Marketplace provides Regina Miller a chance to share her secret work with the world. Though Old Order Amish forbid the creation of art without a purpose, without a husband, Regina has been free to explore painting in her attic. When Gabe Fraud’s curiosity leads him to speculate that she is the painter, the full weight of the community’s judgment falls on Regina’s shoulders.

By questioning the Order’s restrictions in Regina’s defense, Gabe reveals his own guilty secret and is shunned along with her. Forced to turn to each other for companionship, they must learn to balance their own needs with their deep faith and, in the process, discover a love that shows them all things are possible.

I am happy to hear when Hubbard releases a new book. The first Maidels of Morning Star novel is a stellar offering in what I’m sure will be a superb series. It brings with it the trademarks of her work: a strong sense of community, female characters supporting their community and remaining true to themselves, and a tale of love and forgiveness. I admire authors who find their voice early on and can share that voice book after book with fresh new ideas that make each story engaging. Hubbard continues to excel in this arena, creating fabulous stories with characters you root for, you relate to, and want to see succeed. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book of the series.

Lovers of Amish fiction, inspirational romance, and stories about new beginnings will enjoy Morning Star.

Mass Market Paperback : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1420145126
ISBN-13 : 978-1420145120 
Publisher : Zebra (July 28, 2020)

I received a copy of this book from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.


CharlotteHubbard said...

Cheryl, thank you so much for your insightful review and comments! I really appreciate your reading and reviewing my new book!

Cheryl said...

You're welcome, Charlotte. Can't wait for the next book!