About the Book
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?
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I always enjoy reading books by Molly Jebber. They are sweet stories, but always have an important message inside. Her characters are charming, but not as charming as her settings. Charm, Ohio was correctly named! I would love to walk into the bakery and try the new recipes, or pretty much anything on the menu! I’m getting hungry just writing about it!
Ultimately this story reminds us of the power of gossip. Abigail’s character specifically shows the dangers of it. I have to say, her character really surprised me. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but I just never thought of an Amish person being quite so mean. I bet they exist though – after all we are all just people. Amish aren’t perfect, just like we aren’t perfect. I felt this community was harsh in how they spoke about Ellie, mostly behind her back. Makes you kind of look in the mirror to make sure you’re not doing that to someone you know.
But Ellie. She was so graceful (most of the time), and just wanted to live her life. She showed true compassion, and was quick to offer forgiveness at times I wasn’t sure she should. What a lesson Jebber weaves in her story. Forgiveness was prevalent throughout, but what spoke to me even more was the lesson about the past. You can’t let your past define you. You can’t judge someone based on their past. You have to look at who they/you are as a person today, and go forward based on that. Sure, there are times when we do need to be a little skeptic, but those are usually at a minimum. Jebber reminds us that people really can change. They can grow as individuals with help from the Lord, and with His grace alone can move forward.
Amish fiction fans will love this sweet story. I look forward to seeing what comes next in this series! I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable story. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Molly 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
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.
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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!!
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