Saturday, February 9, 2019

"Ellie's Redemption" by Molly Jebber -- Book Review, Blog Tour, and Giveaway

About the Book

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Title: Ellie’s Redemption
Author: Molly Jebber
Genre: Christian fiction, Amish
Release date: January 29, 2019
1912, Charm, Ohio
Ellie Graber is determined to restore her bad reputation in Charm, Ohio. She regrets leaving Amish life and the danger and heartache she caused her family and friends. Ellie loves working with Liza, and her best friend and cousin, Hannah, at Liza’s Amish Charm Bakery, attends church, and obeys Amish law, but the gossip about her past life won’t stop. Joel Wenger’s deep blue eyes tell her he cares for her, but she suspects his parents have warned him to stay away from her. Joel wants to trust Ellie’s changed but his sister, Maryann, who left Amish life broke their hearts. Will Joel ignore his parents and friends, face their anger and ridicule, and give her a chance?

My Thoughts

"Ellie's Redemption" is the second book in the Amish Charm Bakery Novel series. It was fun to be back in Charm, Ohio and see people we met in the first book. I liked how Ellie wanted to do God's will and not to go against Joel's mother's wishes. I felt that there was a nice character growth and change. I found it interesting in the differences between this story and other Amish books in their practices and traditions, such as having audible prayers at meals and in regards to telling people about women being pregnant. I can see several possibilities for story plots to come in the series and look forward to reading them. 

About the Author

Molly JebberMolly Jebber writes Amish Historical Romance. Her latest release, ELLIE’S REDEMPTION, is the second book in her Amish Charm Bakery Series. Molly’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today’s HEA, and Romantic Times. Her books have received widespread media attention throughout the US. Her books are sold in print and Ebook throughout the US and United Kingdom. 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: http://www.mollyjebber.com 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!

Guest Post from Molly

Hi Friends!
Ellie likes newcomer Joel, and he’s the first Amish man to show interest since her return to Charm. She’s afraid when he learns of her rebellious past and the danger she brought to her family before turning her life around, he’ll end their courtship. Joel is frustrated his sister left Amish life before his family moved to Charm. He chooses not to tell Ellie about her, until he has no choice. What does the future hold for Ellie and Joel when their secrets are revealed?
Along with the story of Ellie’s Redemption are recipes!
Here’s one just for you!
Ellie’s Surprise Cookies
1 cup shortening 2 cups rolled oats (quick cook)
1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon soda
1 ¼ cup brown sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
2 eggs 2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt
Sift dry ingredients. Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Stir in dry ingredients. Add oatmeal, vanilla and chocolate chips. Dough will be crumbly. Spoon a teaspoon of dough at a time on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Blog Stops

Quiet Quilter, January 29
Carpe Diem, January 29
Lighthouse Academy, January 30
Bigreadersite, February 2
Mary Hake, February 2
Maureen’s Musings, February 2
EmpowerMoms, February 3
Inklings and NotionsFebruary 4
Robin is Bookish, February 5
Texas Book-aholic, February 6
SusanLovesBooks, February 7
Henry Happens, February 9
Bibliophile Reviews, February 10
Vicky Sluiter, February 11

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Molly is giving away a grand prize that includes an Amish doll, a handmade lap quilt (can be used as wall hanging), an Apple Pie recipe tea towel, a Blessings journal, a handmade quilted potholder, a $10 Amazon Card, Ellie’s Redemption Print Book, a mug, a 2019 Planner, pad and pen set, and a bookmark!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter. https://promosimple.com/ps/da8b/ellie-s-redemption-celebration-tour-giveaway

"Ellie's Redemption" is available in paperback:
  • Series: The Amish Charm Bakery (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra (January 29, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420144855
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420144857
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.9 x 6.7 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 855 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra (January 29, 2019)
  • Publication Date: January 29, 2019
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07CWH3QVB


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

7 comments:

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a book I will enjoy.

Tammy Hudson said...

I love Amish and historical fiction. This sounds like its the best of both worlds. I am excited to read This one. Thanks for the chance

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Debbie P said...

This book sounds like a very intriguing read.

Marilyn R. said...

Nice review for Ellie's Redemption. I loved reading this book with charming characters and a solid Christian message for readers to glean. Thank you for being part of the tour.

James Robert said...

I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

Dianna said...

Charm is such a darling name for a town. Perfect for a book!

Kay Garrett said...

Thank you for your review on "Ellie's Redemption" by Molly Jebber and for being part of the book tour.

Love this author's book and this cover!
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