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Tuesday, March 15, 2016


New Beginnings by Pamela Jo is a 95 page novel in the Christian Amish genre.  It is published by BHG Publishing and was released on December 22, 2015. To purchase your copy from Amazon, click here.


Final.jpgUpon her return from her best friend Charlie’s wedding, Victoria found that the beautiful city of Chicago had never seemed emptier and neither had her soul. She realized she was surrounded by all the people in the world and she still felt lonely. Deciding to take her friend Charlie’s advice and make a change in her life, she packed her bags and moved to the west coast of Florida. Little did she know that the young Amish girl that she met on the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico would begin a spiral of emotional changes for both of them

The book is  a refreshing story about changes , forgiveness , strength and unconditional love.The characters Interact nicely with each other  and as you read the story you feel the depth of their emotions. I love stories that keep me guessing, have great lessons and make me laugh. This book has all that and so much more.

It is never easy when you decide to make a big change in your life. For Victoria she wants to start fresh, begin again, perhaps make a better life for herself. Funny how her journey to stay with her best friend and new husband will bring a new beginning to them as well. Will Victoria be happy for them?

When things change and her place to stay needs to be rearranged Victoria finds herself at a home with a wonderful women who has several other women boarding  there as well. There will be a very special person who will enter Victoria's life that will impact her in many ways. Who is this person? What secret does she have? Will Victoria find a way  to forgive herself from something that she has kept hidden for years?

The book flows at a slow pace at times, but I enjoyed the development of the characters and look forward to the next book in the series. The story gives readers a glimpse into several lives and shows how unforgiveness , illness and changes can affect lives. It is definitely an emotional read that will soften hearts that had become hurt and lead one character to find their way back to Christ. Change is never easy, but sometimes along the way you meet someone who will impact your life and leave you with hope , friendship and A NEW BEGINNING.

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


PamPromo2.jpgAuthor Pamela Jo, best known as “Whoopie Pie Pam”, is the author of several wonderful story/cookbooks, and the best-selling co-author of the #1 Best Selling series, The Divine Secrets of the Whoopie Pie Sisters.  She is also the founder and creator of the Whoopie Pie Book Club, a well know social media site.
While battling Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, Pam created the Whoopie Pie Book Club.  For years, she called a group of ladies in her family by that same name.  Every year, they travelled to Amish Country for a retreat of reading Amish fiction, seeing the Amish sights and eating plenty of Whoopie Pies.
Inspired by the Amish for their simplicity in facing life, love of God, and honor for family, Pamela found a connection with the Amish.  As a result of her many years of traveling and conducting business with the Amish, she has established close friendships with many Amish families, friendships that she cherishes.  She refers to them as her extended family.
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To celebrate the release of her newest book, Pamela Jo is giving away a special beach bag, including a Kindle fire tailored for your special day of relaxing at the beach.
Click here to enter:
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  1. This sounds like a thoughtful/refreshing book! Thanks for the great review & contest!

  2. Thanks for a great review of New Beginnings.

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