Love Blooms in Morning Star
Love Blooms in Morning Star by Charlotte Hubbard is the fourth novel in The Maidels of Morning Star series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading this charming series in order. Love Blooms in Morning Star is an inspiring and heartwarming tale. I love the characters in this series. We get to catch up with all the people from the previous books, but this story focuses on Jo, Michael, Nelson, and Drusilla. We also get to spend more time with Nelson’s twin sister, Nadine. I like that the women speak up for themselves. I admit that I do not agree with the Amish rule that men are in charge of the households and make the decisions regarding a wife (like being allowed to work outside the home). We get to know Drusilla and learn what is behind her behavior. I like that the characters and their situations are realistic. They have real life struggles that readers can relate to. I like that the characters are a range of ages (from Jo’s teenage helpers to those in their twilight years). The descriptions of Jo’s mouthwatering baked goods will have heading for the nearest bakery. There are good life lessons including a special one on forgiveness. The faith element was nicely woven into the story. The Easter weekend celebrations were special, and I liked Bishop Jeremiah’s sermon. I enjoyed the camaraderie of the community and how people would come together to help each other. The ending is special and will leave you with a good feeling in your heart (and a smile on your face). I hope this will not be our last visit to Morning Star. Love Blooms in Morning Star is an uplifting Amish tale with scrumptious coffee cakes, pretty posies, an emotive mother, an exultant engagement, a deacon dilemma, a cheery twin sister, a benevolent bishop, conferring forgiveness, and sweet surprises.
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