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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A Fantastic Day for Amish Fiction Readers! It is Release Day for Molly Jebber's new book, "Ellie's Redemption"!

                               "Ellie's Redemption"
                     By Molly Jebber

About the Book:

  Genre: Christian fiction, Amish
Release date: January 29, 2019
1912, Charm, Ohio
Ellie Graber is determined to restore her bad reputation in Charm, Ohio. She regrets leaving Amish life and the danger and heartache she caused her family and friends. Ellie loves working with Liza, and her best friend and cousin, Hannah, at Liza’s Amish Charm Bakery, attends church, and obeys Amish law, but the gossip about her past life won’t stop. Joel Wenger’s deep blue eyes tell her he cares for her, but she suspects his parents have warned him to stay away from her. Joel wants to trust Ellie’s changed but his sister, Maryann, who left Amish life broke their hearts. Will Joel ignore his parents and friends, face their anger and ridicule, and give her a chance?
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 My Thoughts:

Happy Release Day to one of my favorite authors of Amish fiction, Molly Jebber!!  Congratulations on writing another fantastic book!!  I have to admit.... I have NEVER been disappointed by a novel by this author.  Once again, she has written a book that will hold your interest from beginning to end, appealing to every emotion you possess. I am almost afraid to admit this,... but I think that this is the BEST one yet! But then again, what will the future hold for this talented lady?

"Ellie's Redemption" is the second in  the historical Amish fiction series entitled  "Amish Charm Bakery". It can be thoroughly enjoyed as a stand alone, however, I highly recommend you read the first book, "Liza's Second Chance", as book two revisits familiar characters. I had the great feeling of reuniting with old friends and wanting to catch up on their lives. There are also new character to get to know and love. All of the characters are so realistically and well described that the reader quickly becomes totally involved in their lives. What a complicated world Ellie encounters when attempting to redeem herself  in her old Amish life! The community gossips are at work  giving Ellie a difficult time trying to prove herself very different from the "old" Ellie. Reputations are certainly hard to change!! A successful romance seems impossible with  these negative thoughts popping up at every moment.  I admired Ellie's determination to succeed as well as Joel's kindness and strength in the toughest circumstances. 

The main theme of forgiveness  of self and others comes through loud and clear throughout the steady paced plot. The reader comes to realise that the Amish community is not without the problems similar to what you and I face. Even in a strong Christian community there will be those that cause us grief. The whole solution is to trust our Lord and follow His plans, not listen to human advice and opinions. 

Is the relationship between Ellie and Joel doomed??? Will the gossips win????

Don't miss this great read!!  A fabulous book!! Can hardly wait for Molly's next creation!

This book was supplied by CelebrateLit and the author. The opinions and thoughts expressed are honest and my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

About the Author:

Molly Jebber writes Amish Historical Romance. Her latest release, ELLIE’S REDEMPTION, is the second book in her Amish Charm Bakery Series. Molly’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today’s HEA, and Romantic Times. Her books have received widespread media attention throughout the US. Her books are sold in print and Ebook throughout the US and United Kingdom. She’s a touring speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, other women’s organizations, and she offers presentations on writing and the Amish. She says the most rewarding part about writing stories is meeting wonderful readers who become friends through social media and at her speaking events. Please visit her website: http://www.mollyjebber.com for a full list of her books (and options stores to buy them), speaking events and recipes.
She loves God, her family, and friends. She says yes to swimming, the beach, golf, and time with her family and friends, and no to coconut, onions, and skydiving!                        

Guest Post from Molly

Hi Friends!
Ellie likes newcomer Joel, and he’s the first Amish man to show interest since her return to Charm. She’s afraid when he learns of her rebellious past and the danger she brought to her family before turning her life around, he’ll end their courtship. Joel is frustrated his sister left Amish life before his family moved to Charm. He chooses not to tell Ellie about her, until he has no choice. What does the future hold for Ellie and Joel when their secrets are revealed?
Along with the story of Ellie’s Redemption are recipes!
Here’s one just for you!

Ellie’s Surprise Cookies
1 cup shortening 2 cups rolled oats (quick cook)
1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon soda
1 ¼ cup brown sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
2 eggs 2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt

Sift dry ingredients. Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Stir in dry ingredients. Add oatmeal, vanilla and chocolate chips. Dough will be crumbly. Spoon a teaspoon of dough at a time on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Blog Stops

Quiet Quilter, January 29
Carpe Diem, January 29
Lighthouse Academy, January 30
Bigreadersite, February 2
Mary Hake, February 2
Maureen’s Musings, February 2
EmpowerMoms, February 3
Inklings and NotionsFebruary 4
Robin is Bookish, February 5
Texas Book-aholic, February 6
SusanLovesBooks, February 7
Henry Happens, February 9
Bibliophile Reviews, February 10
Vicky Sluiter, February 11


To celebrate her tour, Molly is giving away a grand prize that includes an Amish doll, a handmade lap quilt (can be used as wall hanging), an Apple Pie recipe tea towel, a Blessings journal, a handmade quilted potholder, a $10 Amazon Card, Ellie’s Redemption Print Book, a mug, a 2019 Planner, pad and pen set, and a bookmark!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/da8b/ellie-s-redemption-celebration-tour-giveaway


  1. This is such a good book. Thank you for your part in sharing it. I'm looking forward to reading more of Molly's books.

  2. Thank you for your review on Ellie's Redemption" by Molly Jebber. I've had this book on my TBR list I read the first book in the series and knew this one was coming out. Can't wait for the opportunity to read it.

    Gorgeous cover!

    I'm going to have to try that cookie recipe for sure.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Thanks for sharing this book with us 😍 The book sounds really great 👍

  4. Our church library patrons enjoy our Amish books, both fiction and non-fiction.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.

  5. sounds like a wonderful book,cant wait to read it for myself

  6. Great review. This sounds like a great read. This is a new author to me I have a feeling she will soon be one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance

    Tighefan42atgmail dotcom

  7. I enjoyed your post and I am looking forward to reading Molly's new book.

  8. This sounds like another good book in the series. I’m sure there’s a lot of tension over the young ladies who have left the Amish faith.
    Perrianne Askew

  9. Oh, I have not had a chance to read any of Molly's books yet! And I LOVE Amish fiction. This one sounds good from your review, I'll have to look up this series :-)

    Thanks for participating in the blog tour and your review!

  10. Can't wait to read the new release!

  11. Molly is a good author and I would enjoy reading this book. What awesome prizes! Vivian furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot)com

  12. What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

  13. I can't wait to read Mollie's Redemption and see what happens between her and Joel! Sounds like another great book.

  14. I can't wait to read Ellie's Redemption and see what happens between her and Joel. It sounds like another great book!

  15. This sounds like a great book. I love Amish Fiction Thanks for the chance.


  16. oh can not wait to read your book :)

  17. Sounds like a great read and a fantastic giveaway!

  18. I cannot wait until i can get my copy to read

  19. Book sounds like it will be good!

  20. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the recipe too!

  21. This book sounds so good and I love the cover! Sometimes people have a hard time believing that someone is not who they used to be.

  22. looks good...have to try the recipe....mom will get this book becauseI buy for her...blessings

  23. Thank you for your many responses! I loved this book!

  24. Thank you for the chance. I am so interested in the Amish community.

  25. Love Molly's books and Amish fiction!

  26. I have not read this author of Amish fiction. Thank you.

  27. Love that quilt! Great prizes. Thanks for the review. I'm adding it to my tbr list.

  28. Great book and recipe!

  29. I added the cookie recipe to my recipe box and would love to read this book.

  30. This sounds like a lovely book. Thanks for the chance!

  31. I am such a fan of Molly's and I plan on getting this book this weekend. I can't wait to read it! (Audrey Stewart)

  32. This book sounds like a very interesting read!

  33. Sounds good. Thank you for the chance

  34. Can't wait to read this love the cover.

  35. Can't wait to read this love the cover.


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