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By Molly Jebber
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.
As this author was new to me, I was not sure how much I was going to enjoy this book. As well, as much as I love the Amish genre, this story was classed as historical Amish. Historical romances are definitely NOT my favorite, however I must say that I am delighted to say that I was not disappointed in this tale, not one bit! By Chapter Two, my attention was captured and I was totally engrossed in the plot to the very last page.
The characters were well described in a realistic manner, making them easy with whom to identify . Becca became a good friend who endeared herself to me. I wanted to jump into the storyline at times and give her a big hug and tell her that everything would work out. Her fears, challenges, worries, as well as her joys. became mine. Matt was the perfect gentleman and I easily pictured him as the story unfolded. I must admit that I became very angry at Matt's mother for her cruelty to others and her superior attitude to all. When you become disgusted enough to want to shake a person, you realize that this must be an exceptional book!! I really forgot they were fictional characters! These quirks and characteristics made the story come alive.
The plot was well developed and differed from the norm in Amish fiction. No girl meets guy,fall in love, get married, lives happily every after! The constant twists and turns kept me glued to the page as I attempted to guess the next event. Surprises and shocking events existed around every corner. The author dealt with some sensitive subject matter in an understanding and realistic manner. Leaving the Amish is not a topic that many authors attempt to tackle within a romance, but Molly did so with dignity and grace.
Molly Jebber did a great job of relating the story and making it come alive. The time period was described in excellent detail so that the reader had an excellent understanding of what was acceptable and why society had the attitudes that were exemplified in the many social events.
Five stars for this wonderful story!! Eagerly awaiting another book by this author!
I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
About the Author:
"Change of Heart" is the first book in a keepsake pocket quilt series. Available now. In each book, someone will receive a letter tucked in a small pocket sewn on the quilt at just the right time. The second book, "Grace's Forgiveness" is available for preorder now and will be in stores and ebook January 29, 2016. I'm writing the third book now. "An Amish Christmas Sleigh" is releasing September 30th!
A bit about me . . . .
I was raised in a small town in Ohio. If you had blinked twice, you would've missed it. It's grown by leaps and bounds. I've always found the Amish life interesting. I've enjoyed the many times I've visited their communities and learned about their lifestyle. Creating historical Amish characters and throwing them into difficult situations and joyous times has been challenging and fun. The greatest reward I've experienced in becoming an author is meeting wonderful people from all over the world who've been encouraging and supportive.
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