Winds of change are blowing through Willow Ridge, and they're bringing a stranger to the Sweet Seasons Bakery. At first, widowed Miriam Lantz has misgivings about Ben Hooley, a handsome but rootless traveling blacksmith. But as she gets to know the kind-hearted newcomer, she wonders if his arrival was providential. Perhaps she could find love again--if only there weren't so many obstacles in the way. With Bishop Knepp relentlessly pursuing her hand in marriage and the fate of her beloved café at stake, Miriam must listen to God and her heart to find the happiness she longs for and the love she deserves.
Charlotte Hubbard sold her first historical romance in 1990, and she's been a slave to her overactive imagination ever since. As she writes, her stories invariably take on a life of their own, different from the way she proposed them: unforeseen characters and plot twists come along, and they keep her guessing right along with her readers!
Charlotte 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!
Just finished "Autumn Winds" by Charlotte Hubbard. And it gets 5 stars from me.This is the 2nd story in Seasons of the Heart series and I liked it better than the first " Summer Of Secrets" In this book the bishop is stilling trying to get Miriam to marry him. A storm brings a new man, Ben. into the town and into Miriam's restaurant/bakery and Miriam falls fast for him. Ben wants to build a mill in the town. Micah and Rachel get married.The bishop also tries to hide that he has a website with his picture on it and has a car and has been driving it. Can a bishop be banned? This book also has recipes in the book for the food that is served at the restaurant. I hope this story continues in a new book.