First Light in Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard has Lydianne Christner becoming the new schoolteacher in Morning Star, Pennsylvania. She is worried that someone will ask about her past which she does not want to come to light. Her secret could get her shunned. Moving to Morning Start provided Lydianne with a fresh start. Bishop Jeremiah Shetler takes an interest in the town’s new schoolteacher. When he asks to court Lydianne, Jeremiah is surprised when she turns him down without an explanation. He can tell that something is burdening Lydianne, but Jeremiah must wait until she is ready to share it with him. When Lydianne finally shares her secret, Jeremiah has an important decision to make.
First Light in Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard is the 2nd novel in The Maidels of Morning Star series. While it can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading Morning Star first (sets the stage for the whole series). I like Lydianne Christner as well as the other characters in this series. Lydianne is woman with a secret. She is afraid of what will happen if her past is exposed. I liked that this book is not a traditional romance. There are twists to surprise a reader. The story does start out a little slow, but the pacing increases as the book progresses. There is also repetition of information that did not enjoy (I got it the first time). I like that we get to catch up with some of the characters from the author’s Simple Gifts series and Seasons of the Heart series. We get to see Bishop Jeremiah Shetler as a man with feelings and desires of his own instead of just as the leader of the community. It is nice how the Faith elements of second chances, forgiveness, hope, and acceptance are woven into the story. God has a plan for each of us and we must have faith in Him. First Light in Morning Star is a sweet story with a lovely ending. I am eager for the story of Jeremiah’s nephew, Pete. I think it is time for him to settle down. First Light in Morning Star is a heartfelt Amish tale that features developed characters with real life problems.
First Light in Morning Star is available from Amazon*. Morning Star is the first book in The Maidels of Morning Star series. It is available to borrow from Kindle Unlimited. The next installment is Christmas Comes to Morning Star which publishes on August 24. You can find Charlotte Hubbard's other novels here. Thank you for stopping by and reading my review. Tomorrow I am featuring Stormy Days on Mulberry Lane by Rosie Clarke. It is the 7th novel in The Mulberry Lane Series. I hope you have a jolly day. Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!
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