Sunday, June 4, 2017

Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway: "Amish Brides" by Jennifer Breckstand, Molly Jebber, and Amy Lillard

About the Book

Amish Brides
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Book: Amish Brides
Author: Jennifer Beckstrand, Molly Jebber, Amy Lillard
Genre: Amish
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Molly Jebber
Madeline Lehman fears her fiancé’s family will never accept her because of her rebellious sister. She’s postponed her wedding to Joshua Stutzman until they see the truth. But when Maddie adopts her sister’s abandoned baby, can she and Joshua find a way to unite their families through forgiveness as well as love?

My Thoughts:

The Reluctant Groom by Jennifer Breckstand: Anna and Felty Helmuth are up to their usual trick of matchmaking for their grandchildren (and great-grandchildren) This story had a bit of a twist because it wasn't their idea in the first place. Suvie is perky and I loved watching her get Aaron to open up. I really like how Felty comes through with his quiet wisdom at exactly the right time. 
Joshua's Bride by Molly Jebber: This story  made me very frustrated with Joshua's family not accepting Madeline and I wanted to shake them. I was anxious for the two of them that they wouldn't ever get their approval. I found this story a little choppy to read, but it could be that I wasn't used to her writing style after having read a Jennifer Beckstrand book and novella back to back. I look forward to reading more books by Molly Jebber. It is interesting that this is the only story in the book that is historical. 

A Summer Wedding in Paradise by Amy Lillard: I enjoyed reading this book and thought it was well written. As I read, it seemed like there had to be a story about Jess and Bernice. I checked and sure enough, their story was featured in the "Amish Christmas Sleigh" another book of novellas. I actually have that book but haven’t read it yet! I think reading it first would give a better understanding of Reba’s nieces. They were cute in their attempts to get Reba and Abel together. 

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!

Guest Post from Molly Jebber

Do you remember picking out your bride’s dress? The cake? Food? Location? The invitations? Weddings are fun, no matter how simple or extravagant. The marked event fills your heart with joy sharing in the special day with the bride and groom. I remember the day I married Ed, my best friend and soulmate. We planned the details together, and we still talk about what a heartwarming memory it is for us. I’m sure if you and I met for a girl’s chat, we’d enjoy hearing each other’s account of when we exchanged vows with our sweethearts.
Amish brides may not have the flowers, rings, and fancy food and cake, but they have their traditions and share in the excitement like we do. I enjoyed writing “Joshua’s Bride”. I hope you enjoy it to.

Blog Stops

June 1: Quiet Quilter
June 2: cherylbbookblog
June 7: A Greater Yes
June 9: Splashes of Joy
June 12: Karen Sue Hadley
June 13: Bigreadersite


To celebrate her tour, Molly is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

"Amish Brides" is available in paperback:
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (May 30, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496711637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496711632
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 973 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (May 30, 2017)
  • Publication Date: May 30, 2017
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English

I got a free copy of this book for the tour. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received.


Emma said...

These sound like fun stories to read!

Heidi Robbins said...

I enjoy reading Amish fiction and novellas are fun since you get to the happily-ever-after so quick ;)

Steven Baranski said...

Love Amish fiction.