<br> Nora Hooley's shop is abuzz with preparations for the holiday open house, and Rosalyn Riehl is handcrafting wreaths from evergreen boughs, pinecones, and other natural materials. The work is a welcome diversion for the only unmarried daughter of Cornelius Riehl- her gruff dat has been receiving envelopes marked Past Due , leaving dutiful Rosalyn to manage the household's inexplicably shrinking budget. Then another distraction swaggers into Simple Gifts-blue-jeaned and leather-jacketed, with a reputation that precedes him.<br> <br> Marcus Hooley hightailed it to Willow Ridge on a wing and a prayer-not that he's the praying type. He rejected his Amish roots long ago. But behind the bad-boy attitude is a gifted horse trainer who's counting on some<br> bent-but-not-broken family ties to throw him a lifeline. He can't erase his past, but a sparking attraction with strong, spirited Rosalyn holds the promise of a second chance . . . and of shedding light on shadowy secrets to build a bright tomorrow.<br> <br> Praise for A Simple Vow <br> <br> "Charlotte Hubbard has a way of writing that draws you into the story from beginning to end." <br> -Romance Junkies