Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Grace's Forgiveness (A Keepsake Pocket Quilt Novel) by Molly Jebber

Grace's Forgiveness (A Keepsake Pocket Quilt Novel)
A handsome newcomer with secrets shows a yearning Amish woman a chance at happiness—but their love will need all their courage to keep . . .
Grace Blauch is skilled at midwifery—and crafting quilts that help others pass on messages of enduring family love. But a disfiguring birthmark keeps the young Amish woman from a husband and home of her own—until Mark King arrives from another community. His helpfulness and independent nature earn Grace’s respect. And he finds her outspoken ways and determination to do right irresistibly appealing. Soon Grace is planning a wedding quilt of her very own . . . until her father discovers that Mark’s shunned brother is hiding somewhere in town . . .

Grace can well understand why Mark took such a risk once she hears his wrenching reasons. But she fears even prayer will not convince her father to restore his blessing on their union. She wills herself to face the end of her dreams, but sudden danger and an impossible act of generosity will show her that abiding hope can inspire the most precious of miracles.


About The Author

Molly Jebber pictureI 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

Grace’s Forgiveness brings home what people that are different have dealt with all of their lives. For Grace it was being born with a mark on her face, and we meet with people who won’t even look at her, never mind letting her wait on them in her store.
The setting for this book is Berlin Ohio, and living in a conservative Amish community. This is a very strict way of life, and it appeared that you could be shunned for something we would find very innocent, but the setting is 1900, and things were very different.
From the minute we meet Mark King, we find a connection sparking between Grace and Mark, and he doesn’t seem to even notice her birthmark. Can these two overcome the actions of others, and it surprised me what can cause you to be shunned.
I enjoyed the kindness of this community, and how they all come together and help one another. We are even with Ruth, when as a midwife; she helps deliver a few babies.
There is some danger in this community and it has landed at Mark’s doorstep, and we hope that all will survive in the end.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zebra, and was not required to give a positive review.

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