Hey everyone! I had the good fortune to review Grace's Forgiveness, authored by Molly Jebber. This is an Amish Christian fiction, set in Ohio. Grace is a young Amish lady who is unwed, presumably due to her disfiguring appearance at the hands of a rather large and unattractive facial birthmark. She's ridiculed and stared at, yet she remains "graceful," spreading kindness, even if she has given up on the idea of love. She works as a midwife, and in a quilt store. A charming young man, Mark, who is new to the area, decides to open up shop beside her quilt store, and he sees Grace as lovely and kind. the two hit it off, and Grace's dreams of a happily ever after look promising until her father takes back his blessing when he discovers some less than savory information. Will Grace have her Happy Ever After?
This is book 2 in the Pocket Quilt Series. I did not find it necessary to have read book 1 in order for the characters or storyline to make sense. I did find a bit of issue with the overall flow, but that is more of a stylistic thing than anything else. In other words, I felt as if I could easily predict what was going to happen next when I prefer more irony and more of a twisting plot. That's just a preference thing because the book is well written. That's not to say there aren't twists. There are, but again it's just a personal preference thing. I did find I needed to research a few things to fully understand, but that is not a negative at all! A pleasant read that also teaches me a lesson is always a great experience!
Grace’s Forgiveness by Molly Jebber is a 320 page novel in the Christian Amish genre. It is published by Kinsignton Publishing Corp and was released on Jan 26, 2016. To purchase your copy, click here.
About the Book
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
Molly Jebber is an educational, motivational, and Women’s Christian Connection speaker. She was raised in a small town in the Midwest, and insists if you had blinked twice, you would’ve missed it. She loves God, her family and friends, sunshine, swimming and traveling to the Amish communities. Creating historical Amish characters and throwing them into difficult situations and joyous times has been challenging and fun for her. The greatest reward she’s experienced in becoming an author is meeting wonderful people from all over the world who’ve been encouraging and supportive.
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**DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for my unbiased review. I wasn't required to write a positive review, nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own.**