Showing posts with label Molly Jebber. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Molly Jebber. Show all posts

Friday, April 1, 2016

Giveaway! Change of Heart by Molly Jebber in the Raining Romance Giveaway Hop


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 Welcome to my stop on the Raining Romance Giveaway Hop! I'll be giving away my review copy of Change of Heart by Molly Jebber. Enter in the Giveaway Tools widget below for a chance to win!


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Synopsis

A modern new century brings a young Amish woman an unexpected new life—and a chance to discover love's true way home…
Ohio, 1899. Soft-spoken midwife Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith's strict rules—until her fiancé jilted her before their entire community. She's never been away from home, but the bustling Englischer town of Massillon, Ohio, is a welcome unexpected refuge. Especially when she goes to work for Dr. Matt Carrington, who shares her passion for healing those in need. His outgoing spirit and gentle strength show Becca a surprising new world of choices—and irresistible love. But there is one formidable obstacle: Matt's wealthy mother is determined her son will marry a society woman.

With her newfound resolve challenged, Becca decides that she and Matt must not be destined for each other after all. She accepts that she will have to forge a life alone—until a wrenching crisis and life-changing revelations teach her that true faith lies in all things, especially impossible second chances. . .


Friday, December 4, 2015

Review & Giveaway: The Amish Christmas Sleigh by Kelly Long, Amy Lillard, Molly Jebber


Heidi Reads... The Amish Christmas Sleigh by Kelly Long, Amy Lillard, Molly Jebber

My rating: 3 stars / I liked it

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Synopsis

A SLEIGH RIDE ON ICE MOUNTAIN by Kelly Long
For solitary toy-maker Sebastian Christner, hiring Kate Zook as his new housekeeper is simply the right thing to do. Now she can support her special-needs brother. But one taste of her independent spirit is showing him undreamed-of holiday joy—and making him long to give her a home for always...
 
A MAMM FOR CHRISTMAS by Amy Lillard
Bernice Yoder has far too much to do to entertain holiday dreams. Even if she can help Jess Schmucker outwit his three mischievous young daughters, it's impossible to imagine the handsome widower can see her as anything but a scolding schoolteacher. He never guesses how a magical Christmas Eve will open his eyes to love or how Der Herr will awaken their faith and hope.

AN UNEXPECTED CHRISTMAS BLESSING by Molly Jebber

As much as Charity Lantz's children need a father, the young widow isn’t sure her new neighbor Luke Fisher can ever be the right choice. They’re having more disagreements than snowflakes in December. Besides, he's never given a sign he wants to be more than friends. Can Gott show them a way past their misunderstandings to a forever love?


My Review

I enjoyed reading this collection of Christmas stories. There's something about the Christmas theme that brings a special spirit. The cold snowy setting is fascinating to me since I've never lived in snow before! The characters in A Sleigh Ride on Ice Mountain were multi-layered, there was more than meets the eye to Kate and Sebastian. A Mamm for Christmas featured some scheming children and their completely oblivious father. It was sweet how Bernice fell in love with the whole family. A similar plot was found in An Unexpected Christmas Blessing, but Luke is the one fighting the idea of marriage. This is a collection that fans of Amish fiction will want to read for the holiday season. 

(Thank you to CelebrateLit Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)

About the Author

Molly Jebber
is an educational, motivational, and Women’s Christian Connection speaker. She was raised in a small town in the Midwest, and insists if you had blinked twice, you would’ve missed it. She loves God, her family and friends, sunshine, swimming and traveling to the Amish communities.  Creating historical Amish characters and throwing them into difficult situations and joyous times has been challenging and fun for her. The greatest reward she’s experienced in becoming an author is meeting wonderful people from all over the world who’ve been encouraging and supportive.

Kelly Long is the author of the acclaimed Amish Patch of Heaven series and has been a finalist for the coveted Carol Award from the American Christian Fiction Writers. Her novel Lily’s Wedding Quilt was a 2011 Goodreads Favorite Book of the Year.  Born and raised in the mountains of Northern Pennsylvania, she’s been married for nearly twenty-five years and has five children. Please visit her at kellylongbooks.com

Amy Lillard won the 2013 Carol Award for her first Amish romance Saving Gideon. She was also a Maggie Awards finalist. Born and bred in Mississippi, she now lives with her husband and son in Oklahoma. Visit her at amywritesromance.com


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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Review & Giveaway: Change of Heart by Molly Jebber


Heidi Reads... Change of Heart by Molly Jebber

My rating: 2 stars / It was okay

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Synopsis

Ohio, 1899. Soft-spoken midwife Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith's strict rules—until her fiancé jilted her before their entire community. She's never been away from home, but the bustling Englischer town of Massillon, Ohio, is a welcome unexpected refuge. Especially when she goes to work for Dr. Matt Carrington, who shares her passion for healing those in need. His outgoing spirit and gentle strength show Becca a surprising new world of choices—and irresistible love. But there is one formidable obstacle: Matt's wealthy mother is determined her son will marry a society woman.

With her newfound resolve challenged, Becca decides that she and Matt must not be destined for each other after all. She accepts that she will have to forge a life alone—until a wrenching crisis and life-changing revelations teach her that true faith lies in all things, especially impossible second chances. . .


My Review

This was a difficult book for me to get into. The biggest problem for me was how stilted the dialogue and narration is (example: "Matt is sitting by the window at Lizzie's. No one is with him. I am hungry. We should join him.") It was just not a smooth read where I'm excited to read the next sentence, but more of a struggle. Much of the dialogue is of mundane things that made no difference to the plot but took up page space and made me lose interest. The narration also told of the characters thinking or feeling things that didn't quite fit with what is going on. There is a lot of telling instead of showing which made the characters seem two-dimensional to me. I think it would have benefited from a more thorough macro and line edit. For fans of Amish fiction not as picky as me I think this book will still be enjoyed by many.

(Thank you to CelebrateLit Publicity Group for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)

About the Author 

Molly Jebber is the author of CHANGE OF HEART, an Amish historical romance. Fascinated by the Amish history, culture, Molly pursued her passion to write. Her love of writing led to a book deal with Kensington Publishing as well as three more titles debuting in 2015 and 2016. Publisher’s Weekly magazine announced and listed this book number three in their best ten review list for 2015. Romantic Times gave Change of Heart 4.5 stars. Molly enjoys time with her family, friends, traveling, swimming and golf. She loves God and serving Him. Sign up for Molly’s newsletter for giveaways, appearances, and latest news on book releases.

A copy of the book will be given away at each stop on the blog tour! So there are several chances for you to enter to win!

Nov 14: Heidi Reads... (http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com)
Nov 15: Cassandra M (www.cassandramsplace.com)
Nov 16: Bukwurmzz (https://bukwurmzzz.wordpress.com/)
Nov 17: Cherylbookblog (https://cherylbbookblog.wordpress.com/)
Nov 18: Just Commonly (http://JustCommonly.blogspot.com)
Nov 19: ArtisticNobody (www.artistwriterandstudentohmy.wordpress.com)
Nov 20: Big Reader's Site (http://bigreadersite.wordpress.com)
Nov 21: Texas Bookaholic (https://www.facebook.com/txbookaholic?fref=nf)
Nov 22: bookbites, beestings (http://www.bookkisses.blogspot.com/)
Nov 23: Debbiesdustydelib (http://debbieloseanything.blogspot.com)
Nov 24: Singing Librarian Books (http://singinglibrarianbooks.com)
Nov 25: Simpleharvest (https://simpleharvestreads.wordpress.com/)
Nov 26: A Greater Yes (http://agreateryes.wordpress.com)
Nov 27: Quiet Quilter (http://karla-hanns-karla.blogspot.com/)
Nov 27: The Power of Words (http://booksmusicandlife.blogspot.com)