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Saturday, November 21, 2015


Title:  Change of Heart
Author:  Molly Jebber
Publisher:  Kensington Publishing Corps.
Release Date:  June 30, 2015



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.

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This is a different kind of Amish book than I am use to. It is set in the late 1890s  and has a flair of the old west to it. I fell in love with the story and couldn't put it down. Becca Yost has decided to come stay with her sister Ruth and  try to overcome the embarrassment of being jilted by her fiancé . Becca is a very kind and gentle  Amish woman who is trained as a midwife.

After arriving in town, she becomes injured and meets the very handsome Dr. Matt Carrington. He takes care of her injury and there seems to be a bit of a spark between them. Becca finds herself working at Matt's clinic as his nurse and they begin a courtship. Not everyone is happy with this infatuation. Can a plain Amish woman fit in a world of prestige and wealth? I enjoyed the conflict between Becca and Matt's mother very much. It shows how a person can judge another without knowing them. Do we sometimes do the same thing?

The story is filled with judgment, hurt, betrayal and God's  never ending love. The author has written a story that will have you feeling empathy and compassion for some. Does Matt's mother show mercy towards Becca? Will Matt's parents ever accept Becca?  Can a person really change their heart? I highly recommend this book to readers who love a well written story that shows how judging someone can cause hurt and conflict. As I finished the book, I sat for a moment to remind myself , "Judge not, lest you be judged."  I also loved the quilt pocket that different characters made that had a note or letter in it. What a treasure it would be to receive such a heartwarming and personal gift from someone. The author has done an exceptional job of writing a story that shows that love does conquer all and with faith restoration is possible.

I received a copy of this book from the Celebrate Lit Blog Tour for an honest review.



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Molly has generously donated a print copy of Change of Heart for each host on this tour to give away!  

For this stop, all you have to do is:
  1. leave a comment here for Molly or myself. 
  2. Don't forget to leave your email using [at] & [dot] to avoid spammers. 

This giveaway (on this stop) will end on December 2, 2015 and will select a winner.  Scroll down for links to the rest of the tour hosts for more chances to win a copy! 

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Molly Jebber is an educational, motivational, and Women’s Christian Connection speaker. She was raised in a small town in the Midwest, and insists if you had blinked twice, you would’ve missed it. She loves God, her family and friends, sunshine, swimming and traveling to the Amish communities.  Creating historical Amish characters and throwing them into difficult situations and joyous times has been challenging and fun for her. The greatest reward she’s experienced in becoming an author is meeting wonderful people from all over the world who’ve been encouraging and supportive.

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  1. I have this book but I loved it as well. I liked it because it was different and Molly is a sweetheart. Hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving!
    My email is

  2. I've already read this book and it was great! Molly you're a sweet lady.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. I have never gotten to read this book yet. It looks amazing though. Molly, you have a way of winning into the reader's hearts. I heard nothing but good things about you.

    1. Halita, Thank you for your kind note. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Molly is a new-to-me author and Amish is one of my favorite type of book to read! This one sounds good from your review, Deana. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of "Change of Heart" :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

    1. Trixi, Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Thank you Deana! I'm so glad we connected! Happy Thanksgiving!