Thursday, February 7, 2019

Takeover Thursday with Molly Jebber ... and a GIVEAWAY!

Molly is here to share a bit about her latest release, Ellie's Redemption.  She has offered to give away a hard copy (US ONLY) of the book. You can enter by using the Rafflecopter link at the end of the post. (Giveaway ends February 14, 2019. If you are the randomly chosen winner, I'll contact you.)  Here's Laurie...

Isn’t it the best to call a friend and chat? I treasure my friends. My favorite thing about writing is the wonderful readers I meet through signings, my speaking engagements, and social media through chats and sharing tidbits about each other. It’s a blessing to meet and have friends to share with around the world. We trust our best friends. We cry, laugh, tease, talk, and share our hearts with them. Then we have friends we may not visit due to distance, but you can pick up right where you left off the minute you see them. I’m sure you can relate. I’ve made friends with many of you I may never meet, but I smile when I see your name on Facebook. I feel like we’ve met because of all the times we’ve posted back and forth and learned so much about each other.

In Ellie, you’ll enjoy how she teases and interacts with her friends. She’s a strong young woman with flaws, she’s made mistakes, and she struggles to not express her opinion without a filter, but you love her. She’s fun, has a big heart, and she’s determined to find love.

It was great fun to write about a bakery filled with cinnamon-scented air, homemade breads, cakes, cookies, and pies. I got hungry writing it, and I may have gained a pound or two along the way.  When I’d write cinnamon roll or butterscotch pie, I’d dream about them! 

I toured an Amish home, and at the end, Leah had a long table filled with oatmeal, snickerdoodle, sugar, and molasses cookies. I had to take one of each. My husband and I devoured those by the end of the day. The Amish create recipes and make the best food. I’ve provided recipes in the back of my books for you I enjoy.

When I visit Amish communities, I never tire of the horses pulling the buggies. I’m amazed at the detail in their quilts and bonnets and many other dry goods. I’ve learned so much about baking, cooking, cleaning tips, and more from them. Charm, Ohio captured my heart. I loved this town. I had to write about it. I hope you’ll enjoy this story as it takes you to Charm and into Ellie’s life.

Visit my website and see where I’ll be speaking. I’d love to meet you in person or visit Facebook and keep in touch and enter contests. Thank you, Leslie, for having me visit here today!! 

Ellie’s Redemption blurb:

The comforting aroma of fresh baked-and-buttered bread. The hearty spice of cinnamon-oatmeal bars and hot coffee. In 1912 Ohio, The Amish Charm Bakers is the sweet sustaining center of a faith-abiding town built on peace, forgiveness--and ever-surprising love...

Ellie Graber couldn't be happier working at Amish Charm--and making good on a precious chance to reunite with her Amish community. Grief over her mother's death made her rebel and try the Englisher world, but now she's home to start again. And quiet, thoughtful Joel Wenger is one of the few willing to understand her as their unexpected friendship develops into something much more...

But no matter how hard Ellie tries, Joel's mother resolutely refuses to approve of her--much less accept her as a potential daughter-in-law. And as painful misunderstandings and a beautiful rival for Joel's affections threaten to separate the couple for good, can they bridge the gap between distrust and faith to secure a lifetime of love?

My review...

This is the second book in the “Amish Charm Bakery” series, though it could be read as a standalone.
Ellie cares for Joel but she must deal with his mother, who believes the rumors she hears through the Amish grapevine about Ellie. Will his mother succeed in keeping the young couple apart?

It’s easy to root for and connect with Ellie. This is a sweet romance with well-developed characters. Themes of forgiveness and faith are evident. A yummy oatmeal cookie recipe, as well as a Dutch/German glossary, is included. Jebber’s writing draws the reader in to her stores, making them feel a part of the community. This is a great addition to a charming series, and I look forward to reading the next installment. Fans of Amish fiction will want to check out this book.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.

About Molly...

Molly Jebber is an award-winning author of Amish Historical Romance. Her latest book, ELLIE’S REDEMPTION, is the second book in her Amish Charm Bakery Series and releases January 29, 2019. Molly’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today’s HEA, featured in video on Naples News and Romantic Times. Her books have received widespread media attention throughout the US. She’s a touring speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, other women’s organizations, and she offers presentations on writing and the Amish. 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: for a full list of her books (and options stores to buy them), speaking events and recipes.

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! 

Where you can find Molly online...

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  1. Oh Leslie, thank you for showcasing Molly. I love reading Amish and I love to learn about new Amish authors! :-)
    Molly--I grew up in St. Clairsville, OH near Wheeling WVA and now live in Jacksonville FL. Hope to meet you one day.

    1. You're very welcome :) Happy to help!

      Good luck!

  2. Love reading Amish novels. It is my favorite genre.I would be thrilled to add this book to my collection. Sounds like an interesting read. Thank you.

    1. I really enjoy the genre, as well, Mary Ellen.

      Thanks for visiting my blog, and good luck!

  3. Love amish books this would be a great addition to my tbr short pile thank you for this opportunity to win!

    1. They're some of my favorites, too, Jean. I'm glad I was able to give you another book idea for your TBR pile.

      Good luck, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. I read a lot of Amish fiction, but this is a new author for me.

    1. Glad I could introduce you to a "new" author!

      Thanks for visiting my blog, Dianna. Good luck!

  5. I have read a lot of Amish themed books. I love them.

    1. I do, too, Jan. Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!