Today we have Molly Jebber here with us to discuss her upcoming release, Ellie’s Redemption. I had to drop in and say how much this cover suits the book. It tells a story all by itself and makes you want to dive straight into the bakery. And now, I’ll leave you with Molly.
My favorite thing about writing is interacting with readers at speaking events, on Facebook, and other social media outlets. It’s like I’ve had tea with you after I’ll we’ve shared interests in live chats and daily posts!
I love writing Amish stories and showing they encounter some of the same problems we do. Okay, I admit, I do add a tad of mystery and some unusual surprises! Ellie might be my favorite character out of all my books. She’s a rebellious young woman who brings a boatload of trouble to Charm in Liza’s Second Chance (the first book in my Amish Charm Bakery Series). She’s curious about the outside world, and she makes good friends. She doesn’t abandon her faith in God, and she faces turmoil and hard decisions.
In the second book, “Ellie’s Redemption”, she’s remorseful for her past actions. She asks for forgiveness from God, the church, and her loved ones. Amish men aren’t lining up to court her. She suspects her reputation is the reason. Joel, a newcomer, sweeps her off her feet. She’s thrilled, until secrets are revealed and their future is threatened. In this book, she faces new challenges, consequences, and joys.
The bakery is a fun place for a setting. The aromas of fresh bread, cinnamon, maple sugar, fruits, and recipes make my mouth water as I write about them. I may have put on a few pounds as well! And the ideas for customers popped in my mind faster than my fingers could pound on the keyboard! Especially the gossips! Then there’s the town sheriff and Dr. Harrison who meet at the bakery for coffee and share the latest news each morning from 1913 (time period of the story) and what they’ve been up to. I have a good time having these two friends tease each other, give advice, and argue! They are sure to make you laugh.
Charm, Ohio is a quaint and friendly Amish community I visited. I couldn’t wait to have as a setting in my stories. The Amish talked to my husband, Ed, and I, and I learned so much from them. The corn pudding and the butterscotch pie at the family restaurant was the best! I bought a beautiful Amish bonnet with perfect tucked pleats and black hat in a shop with dry goods to set on my speaking table at events. The quilt shop had amazing quilt patterns. I like the buggies and wagons, farm tours, and goodies! The trunk is rather full with Amish dolls and giveaway goodies when I leave to offer you for chances to win through the year. If you have a chance, visit Charm, Berlin, Sugarcreek, and Mt. Hope in Ohio. You’ll enjoy it!
Molly Jebber’s Amish Historical Romance books have been featured on Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Ten Recommended Reads, in USA Today’s HEA, Romantic Times and many other media sites. She tours and speaks for Stonecroft Ministries – Women’s Christian Connection, and about Amish history/traditions, writing, marketing, publishing, and her books. She loves God, her family, and friends. She enjoys swimming, golf, reading, and says yes to butterscotch pie and parasailing, but no to coconut and skydiving! Visitfor a complete list of her books and speaking events.
Thank you, Tabitha, for having me, and thank you, friends, for visiting me today! You can find me at http://www.mollyjebber.com and join me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mollymorrisjebber. “Ellie’s Redemption” can be found in bookstores, Walmart, Meijer, grocery stores, Target and many others, as well as online in January, 2019. Check my speaking events. I’d love to meet you!
Thank you, Molly, for spending time with us. I enjoy getting to know authors and reading about their work. I can feel the excitement in your words, and that tells me you love what you do.
Anyone interested in pre-ordering their copy of Ellie’s Redemption can find the link here: Ellie’s Redemption
And here is the 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 Bakery 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 Englischerworld, 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?
Praise for Molly Jebber’s Keepsake Pocket Quilt novels
“Endearing characters and a delightful story make this a keeper for fans of Amish romance.” —Emma Miller
“Jebber is a talented author who always gives readers what they have come to expect from her books.” —RT Book Reviews
And here’s books 1 and 2 for a side by side. If you’re interested in purchasing book 1, you can find the link for Liza’s Second Chance here: Liza’s Second Chance
Molly has kindly agreed to give away one print copy of Ellie’s Redemption. To enter the giveaway, simply comment on this post with your favorite baked good. Is it chocolate chips cookies…banana bread….or maybe apple pie? Comment below for your chance to win. Winner will be selected on 1/30/19.