Category Archives: Amish Fiction

Two Suitors for Anna | Molly Jebber

 

 

Today I am reviewing Two Suitors for Anna, the third book in the A Keepsake Pocket Quilt series by Molly Jebber.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Molly Jebber  has written a superb sequel in this series!

Normally, the first book of the series is the hardest to write. After all, the writer is introducing the main characters, the community, and creating a story around them. And Molly did a great job with Change of Heart, the first book in the series.

But I have to say how much I enjoyed reading Two Suitors for Anna. . . poor Anna has a difficult, if not impossible, task of getting through to Noah, who brushes off her ideas, her opinions, and her decisions.

Noah may be a wonderful person, but honestly, I wanted to smack him upside the head a few times! I don’t want to ruin the story for you, so I’ll stop now. . . with a plea to read this amazing story!

Happy Reading!

 

About the Book

Book: Two Suitors for Anna

Author: Molly Jebber

Genre: Amish Historical Romance

Release Date: January 31, 2017

In 1903 Ohio, a young Amish woman must choose between the life she has long planned for and a new, very different future…

Since Anna Plank moved to Berlin, Ohio, with her widowed mamm and two schweschders, she’s found a real sense of belonging. As soon as her beloved Noah Schwartz proposes, they’ll begin a new chapter here together. But Noah has a surprise for Anna: once they’re married, he wants them to travel and live in other communities. Anna, who loves her home and her job at the quilt shop, is distraught when he takes her hesitation as rejection—and leaves.

Daniel Bontrager’s arrival adds to Anna’s confusion. Since taking over his late brother’s farm, the handsome roofer has offered friendship and gentle attentions. Yet the pull of first love is strong and deep, especially when Noah returns. Through each revelation, Anna must search her faith for guidance, knowing she is choosing not just a husband, but a life to nurture and to share…

 

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God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


 

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Grace’s Forgiveness | Molly Jebber

 

 

Today I am reviewing Grace’s Forgiveness, the second book in the A Keepsake Pocket Quilt series by Molly Jebber.


MY THOUGHTS:

I’m enjoying this series much more than I expected to at first! This second book is easy to identify with, as I have had several friends with birthmarks, and I understand how difficult it is to live with at times, especially if it’s on or near your face.

Grace was born with a large birthmark on her face — and it seems like no one can look past it and see who she really is.

And no, I’m not going to tell you what happens, Because I don’t want to spoil the book for you! So… get a copy and read it.

You’re gonna LOVE it!

Happy Reading!

 

About the Book

Book: Grace’s Forgiveness

Author: Molly Jebber

Genre: Amish Historical Romance

Release Date: January 26, 2016

A handsome newcomer with secrets shows a yearning Amish woman a chance at happiness—but their love will need all their courage to keep . . .

Grace Blauch is skilled at midwifery—and crafting quilts that help others pass on messages of enduring family love. But a disfiguring birthmark keeps the young Amish woman from a husband and home of her own—until Mark King arrives from another community.

His helpfulness and independent nature earn Grace’s respect. And he finds her outspoken ways and determination to do right irresistibly appealing. Soon Grace is planning a wedding quilt of her very own . . . until her father discovers that Mark’s shunned brother is hiding somewhere in town . . .

Grace can well understand why Mark took such a risk once she hears his wrenching reasons. But she fears even prayer will not convince her father to restore his blessing on their union. She wills herself to face the end of her dreams, but sudden danger and an impossible act of generosity will show her that abiding hope can inspire the most precious of miracles . . .

 

About the Author

6-10-2016-close-head-shotMolly Jebber’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today’s HEA, and Romantic Times has given them a near excellent rating. She’s on RWA’s Honor Roll. She’s a speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, and she offers presentations on writing, publishing, Amish lifestyle and traditions. She has received widespread media coverage, including live interviews, across the United States for her books and speaking engagements.

She’s just signed a new contract for four more Amish books! She loves interacting with her readers. She loves God, her husband, family and friends. She has a hard time saying no to cupcakes, swimming, nine holes of golf, and walks on the beach. Coconut, oatmeal, and onions, on the other hand, are not hard to say no to!

 

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God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


 

Change of Heart | Molly Jebber

 

 

Today I am reviewing Change of Heart, the first book in the A Keepsake Pocket Quilt series by Molly Jebber.


MY THOUGHTS:

This is such a great beginning for a new Amish series!

Becca Yost, after her fiance leaves her, leaves town to stay with her sister awhile. After she becomes injured and meets Dr. Matt Carrington, they begin a courtship.

Now, I could tell you what happens, but that would just spoil the book for you! So… get a copy and read it. Today. And don’t stop reading till the very end. You’ll be glad you did!

Happy Reading!

 

 

 

About the Book

Book: Change of Heart

Author: Molly Jebber

Genre: Amish Historical Romance

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. . .

 

Praise for Molly Jebber’s Change of Heart

“Endearing characters and a delightful story make this a keeper for fans of Amish romance.” –Emma Miller
 
“This is a wonderfully written historical romance with Amish and Englisch characters who are loveable and considerate of others. The storyline is believable and heartwarming. Jebber is a talented author.” –RT Book Reviews

 

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God bless you!

Review © 2018 DJ Mynatt


 

Nominating A MOTHER FOR LEAH by Rachel L Miller for an INSPY award!

Join me in nominating this heart-warming book for an INSPY award!  

 

Click on the image to visit nomination page

 

I enjoyed this wonderful story of hope and healing and family togetherness. Rachel has brought Amish romance back to where I feel it belongs.

 I reviewed A Mother for Leah by Rachel L Miller when it was released. You can read that POST for my full review, but I’ve posted a snippet of that review below as well as the blurb for the book itself.

 

I was hooked from the first page…

Rachel L Miller writes with great depth and emotion. Her characters are well-developed and entertaining, and the story will leave you with feelings of love, hope and joy. If you enjoy reading Amish romance stories, you’ll LOVE reading A Mother For Leah.

 

ABOUT A Mother for Leah:

Will Leah Fisher find love because of a buggy accident?

Could love soften her heart so that she is able to see her answered prayers in Naomi Yoder or will she drive a wedge between her father and the only woman he has shown interest in since Elisabeth Fisher’s death?

Leah Fisher lost her mother ten years ago. She is rapidly approaching womanhood and the lack is becoming more difficult every day.

Will she be able to recognize love when it’s right in front of her?

Could love be the key to Leah opening her heart, making room for the woman her father intends to marry… or will she stubbornly cling to the memory of her own mother?

Will Leah be able to let go of her own ideas and realize that God truly does know best for her or will she allow love to slip through her fingers, destroying Samuel Fisher and Naomi Yoder’s happiness at the same time?


I hope you’ll join me in nominating this wonderful debut novel. I feel it deserves to win!

Here is the link again: http://inspys.com/?page_id=1183 

In the meantime, you can connect with Rachel on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads and her website: rlmauthor.com

 

 

God bless you!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

Weddings at Promise Lodge | Charlotte Hubbard

 

 

Today I am reviewing Weddings at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Founded by the three Bender sisters, the Amish community of Promise Lodge is thriving—and growing. In fact, residents are thrilled to welcome a charismatic new arrival—one who may not just strengthen their faith, but put it to the test…

When Christine Bender meets widowed Bishop Monroe Burkholder, it’s love at first sight. But Preacher Amos finds him too good to be true, and is determined to find out what’s behind his sudden, unannounced arrival.

Still, the colony needs a new bishop, and everyone is excited to have a younger, more progressive leader. As for Christine, Monroe returns her affection, but her bubble is soon burst with the arrival of a young woman half his age…

Leola Duff claims Monroe “ruined” her and she now intends to make an honest man of him. But throughout the process of discovering the truth, Christine never doubts that Monroe is the fine man she believes him to be—and never wavers in her faith that all will work out as it should.

And when Monroe is forced to confess the truth before the entire congregation, he can only pray that open hearts and minds will prevail, allowing him a future at Promise Lodge—with Christine . . .

 

MY THOUGHTS:

Charlotte Hubbard is one of my favorite Amish fiction authors! From the moment I begin reading a new story, I’m pulled into the it and now that I’m retired, I usually don’t stop reading until I’m done.

This story is awesome! I enjoyed visiting Mattie, Rosetta, and Christine, the Bender sisters, who were determined to have a fresh start in a new community. Recently, widowed Bishop Monroe Burkholder has relocated to their community — and falls in love with Christine Bender.

But when another woman shows up, claiming that the bishop has ruined her, what is Christine supposed to do? Trust him? Or give him up?

Honestly, I had no idea what to believe… I wanted to believe the bishop, but Charlotte has introduced me to more than one dishonest character in bishop’s clothing! Obviously, I was hooked… and kept reading till the very end. Wow! If you want to know what happens, pick up a copy of Weddings at Promise Lodge and read it for yourself.

Charlotte has created a wonderful new community in Promise Lodge, with fascinating characters and intriguing possibilities in this new series.

Don’t wait another minute. Order your copy today… you’re gonna love it!!!

Happy Reading!

 

God Bless You!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

 

Amish Park | Thomas Nye

 


Today I am reviewing Amish Park, a novel by Thomas Nye.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Pete Heller and his wife Lisa are successful in their careers but have failed in love and marriage.

Their oldest daughter, Carrie, is sixteen and has already succumbed to a bitter heart, a byproduct of a dysfunctional family.

Ten-year-old Natalie is the only family member that hasn’t “fallen” from innocence and she has one last hope to rescue her loved ones from the dark direction they are headed, a broken home.

A theme park, called Amish Park, that her friend’s family visited and loved, seems like the solution to her. Amish Park is a paid tourist destination that offers modern families an opportunity to “live” the Amish lifestyle for one week.

Pete and Lisa reluctantly agree to visit, both thinking that this would be their last family vacation together. They had no idea that God had other plans…

 

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I was excited to read about a tourist destination called Amish Park… it sounded like something I would love to visit, although honestly, I’d rather visit the real thing.

This is a quick read, but the story has everything it needs to be a great story!

The Heller family is in trouble, but they’re exactly where they need to be to get help. They adapt quickly to the Amish lifestyle and find themselves working harder than they expected to keep up with the resident family. Will they make it till the end–or will they give up? You just may be in for a surprise or two…

Read the story and find out for yourself. By the time you finish it, you’ll be wanting to plan a vacation with an Amish family, too!

Happy Reading!

 

Blessings!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

The Gift | Shelley Shepard Gray

 


Today I am reviewing The Gift, the 3rd story in The Amish of Hart County series by Shelley Shepard Gray.

Here is a brief synopsis:

The Schwartz family is happy to be spending Christmas on their new farm in Hart County. But when Susanna Schwartz hears gunshots that causes her buggy to overturn, and then her little sister falls through a wooden bridge into the icy creek, it becomes clear from these dangerous “accidents” that someone wants them gone.

Neil Vance has been heartbroken ever since his parents lost their family farm. He knows it’s not the Schwartz family’s fault, but he can’t help but be resentful. Until he meets Susanna. She is kind-hearted and bold, and Neil can’t stop thinking about her pretty green eyes.

Neil thinks the accidents are just that, but Susanna’s father is convinced the Vance family is responsible. Susanna refuses to believe Neil would do anything to harm her. She’s fallen in love with him and knows he is a good man. But her family is ready to pack up and move, and time is running out to uncover the truth before someone gets hurt…or worse.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

As long as Shelley keeps writing Amish fiction, I’ll keep reading it… because I have LOVED each and every one of her books!

I can only imagine how difficult it would be to move to a new home just before Christmas. A place where you don’t know anyone and everyone seems unfriendly. Shelley truly does give us a story full of love and blessings–one we’ll cherish at Christmas time.

Whatever you do, don’t miss out on this wonderful story.

 

Blessings!

Review © 2017 DJ Mynatt

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