Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Change of Heart by Molly Jebber

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.

About The Author 

I said to my loving husband, Ed, “I’ve always wanted to write a book. A story that readers would get lost in for a while.” He said, “Do it!” My daughter, Misty, brother, Mitch, and Mom, Sue said, “Take Ed’s advice, do it!” So I did. The road wasn’t easy, but the education, Amish research, and ride along the way to getting published taught me to take my favorite verse to heart.

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 KJV
Why Amish Inspirational Romance?
I love their dedication to serve God. I visited Amish Country in Ohio many times. They work hard and have such a close knit friendship with each other. It’s heartwarming and uplifting. At the same time, they face hardships and difficult problems just like we do.
God answered my prayers and gave me the best mentor, author, and friend, Patricia Campbell, to hone my skills. I’m blessed to have Dawn Dowdle as my agent, and John S. from Kensington as my editor.
I’m thank for you, the reader, for being interested in my book! I’d love to hear from you.

My Review

I enjoyed this very different Amish story, the people and their values are the same, but their lives have taken a very different turn. We meet sisters who have left the Amish faith, but not their beliefs in God, one because she married and left and the other who was left at the altar.
I can just imagine the shock of being out in the world and how it must have hit Becca Yost, this is 1899 in Ohio, and she has just left her sheltered Amish life. We are about to watch her bloom, in more than one way.
When romance comes to her in the form of the local doctor, we meet snobbery head on. His parents do not like her, and his mother does all she can to get rid of her, she has done it before.
While I enjoyed the story, at times I found it a bit predictable, and rushed. That being said it is a fun read, and fast at that, one evening.
I received this book through Kensington Books and was not required to give a positive review.

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