Jebber, Molly. Change of Heart. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp., 2015.
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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. . .
Change of Heart is book one in Molly Jebber’s Keepsake Pocket Quilt series. This sweet romance is really two romance stories in one book, although the focus is on the romance between Dr. Matt and his nurse Becca. Sisters Becca and Ruth have left the Amish community and are living in a community a day’s drive from their parents. Molly Jebber has created characters the reader will care about. She has also created a tension between Becca and Matt’s mother which leaves the reader wondering at times, how will this all work out. While I did enjoy the story, I found the dialogue to be a bit flat and somewhat predictable at times and other times a bit forced. I look forward to reading other books in the Keepsake Pocket Quilt series. If you enjoy Amish fiction, you may want to check out Change of Heart and other books by Molly Jebber.
Change of Heart is an adult novel that could easily find its way into a K-12 Christian School library. It is appropriate for middle school students and up.
I want to thank Celebrate Lit for the complimentary copy of Change of Heart. This is my honest review.
Molly Jebber Bio
Molly Jebber is an award-winning author of Amish Historical Romance. Molly’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today’s HEA, featured in video on Naples News and Romantic Times. She’s a touring speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, and she offers presentations on writing, marketing, agent or no agent, publishing, and the Amish lifestyles and traditions. She’s been a guest lecturer for conferences, author events, and at Ohio State University for an event in 2020.
CHANGE OF HEART, GRACE’S FORGIVENESS, & TWO SUITORS FOR ANNA – these books are her Keepsake Pocket Quilt Series. LIZA’S SECOND CHANCE, ELLIE’S REDEMPTION, & HANNAH’S COURAGE are her Amish Charm Bakery Series books. Check her website www.mollyjebber.com for more of her books and where she’ll be next!
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!
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