About the Book
Book: Magdelena’s Choice
Author: Molly Jebber
Genre: AMISH HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Release date: January 25, 2022
As the daughter of a wealthy rancher, Magdelena Beachy may not truly need her job at the Amish Charm Bakery, but she enjoys tending to customers, be they neighbors or curious Englischers. Only one thing would make life sweeter, and that’s if Toby Schlabach would court her. It’s not just his dimples and smile that warm Magdelena’s heart—she admires his kindness and values. Yet she worries their chance may slip away . . .
With his daed ill and his mother and sister depending on him, Toby can’t yet offer Magdelena the future she deserves. But even as he nears his goal, he learns her father has arranged a match with another suitor. Magdelena risks shunning if she goes against her family. Choosing a path will take courage as well as faith—in God’s plan, and in this steadfast, tender love . . .
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About the Author
Molly Jebber is a best-selling and award-winning author of Amish Historical Romance. Molly’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly Best Ten lists, USA Today’s HEA, featured in live video on Naples News, many media outlets across the U.S. You’ll find her books on most stores the first three months of their release across the U.S, UK, Canada, and more. She’s been interviewed on television, and she’s a touring speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, other women’s professional organizations, and she offers presentations on writing, agent or no agent, publishing, and marketing. She also speaks about the Amish lifestyles and traditions. 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, speaking events and recipes.
She loves God, her family, and friends and Florida sunshine. She says yes to swimming, the beach, golf, and time with her family and friends, and no to coconut, onions, and skydiving!
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Magdelena faces difficult decisions when having a difference of opinion with her parents. If she goes against them, she’ll face serious consequences. Sometimes we have family situations that arise, and they require us to search our heart for how to deal with them. Toby also faces hardship, tragedy, and being judged wrongly by others. Toby and Magdelena are sure God has a plan for their lives, but they’re not sure if they are following his will. They pray for guidance. You’ll enjoy their friends and how they come into play in this story. We all have friends we love, and memories we make with them. They root for us. The same goes for this couple. You’ll wonder what will happen next, and just when you think things are better, something else happens. I hope you enjoy the story. Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win the grand prize at the end of this tour!
The author always has a way to make her stories come to life. It is easy to see the Amish farms and feel part of their social gatherings because the author uses words that are very descriptive. The town is so inviting and I feel like it would be a wonderful place to raise a family. The excitement of reading a book from this author is hard to contain because she welcomes readers with grace and compassion through her characters.
Magdelena is such a sweet young woman. She is the type that is always there to help others and her ability to make people feel welcome at the bakery sure helps business. I enjoyed getting to know her parents better. I wasn’t too happy with her father as he seemed arrogant at times. Amish never brag and don’t think of themselves as more important than others. Magdelena’s father has no problem letting people know he is wealthy and harbors the fact that he is prideful. It is so sad to know the happiness of his daughter is ignored when Magdelena is upset about a pre arranged marriage.
Toby is so smitten with Magdelena and it was evident that the feelings were returned. Young love is so sweet and the author shows how they must rely on God to help them make the right decision about their future together. Toby does face a loss that shatters his family. The author guides readers through the grieving process that Toby faces and illustrates the important of surrounding yourself with Godly people who will be there to encourage you and show compassion as you go through the difficult days ahead. This part of the story really impacted me because I know a few people right now who are going through a grieving process. Like Toby, they need to know that they aren’t alone. Magdelena is especially aware that Toby needs her support during this time.
The story takes a look at what happens when someone goes against their parents wishes. It is so hard to think that because you disagree with your parents, you would be shunned. Will Magdelena goes against her Amish upbringing to marry the man she loved? There is turmoil in the town as families are fractured and divided by their beliefs. The emotions run high as Magdelena and Toby are torn about what to do. This is a great book that shows how prides and secrets can destroy trust. Don’t miss this story that brings a lesson in listening to God and making amends to bring restoration back to a family.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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