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Based on the cover I felt like this was going to be an Amish fiction type book and in my opinion was not. It seemed at times the book was more turn of the century historical romance with Amish details thrown in. In fact, it was quite easy for me to forget that Becca had come from an Amish family.
If you are looking for a nice, clean read then I think you might enjoy the book. It was a nice story to read. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley, in exchange for my honest opinion which I have given. Oct 26, Heidi Robbins Heidi Reads This was a difficult book for me to get into. The biggest problem for me was how stilted the dialogue and narration is example: No one is with him.
We should join him. Much of the dialogue is of mundane things that made no difference to the plot but took up page space and made me lose interest. The narration also told of the characters thi This was a difficult book for me to get into. The narration also told of the characters thinking or feeling things that didn't quite fit with what is going on.
There is a lot of telling instead of showing which made the characters seem two-dimensional to me. I think it would have benefited from a more thorough macro and line edit. For fans of Amish fiction not as picky as me I think this book will still be enjoyed by many. Thank you to CelebrateLit Publicity Group for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review Jun 08, Cheryl Baranski rated it it was amazing.
Change of Heart, By: Molly Jebber This book is Amish fiction with a twist. Such a unique cast of characters. You will fall in love with some and hate others. A wonderful story of love, acceptance, patience, kindness, and always there to lend a hand.
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Will love conquer all or will they walk away from each other? Be sure to pre-order your copy of the book today. Jun 25, Barbara Thompson rated it it was amazing. I started reading A Change of Heart and it captured my interest immediately. This Amish book has a different type of storyline, but I love and really enjoyed reading it. The book has twists and turns, but for me, I could not predict what would happen next. The author is excellent in describing the characters down to every little detail. I felt I knew the characters and their emotions. I love the facts of I could not predict what would happen, felt I personally knew the characters, captured my in I started reading A Change of Heart and it captured my interest immediately.
I love the facts of I could not predict what would happen, felt I personally knew the characters, captured my interest so fast and that it's a small town setting. A Change of Heart is unquestionably my kind of book. This is my first book to read by Author Molly Jebber and I definitely and highly recommend reading it.
I'm thrilled to have a new author to read and I'm looking forward to her next book. I received a complimentary copy from the author in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my opinion. Aug 26, Cherese Akhavein rated it it was amazing. A keepsake Pocket Quilt Novel by Molly Jebber book 1 in the Series Change of Heart Wow Wow Wow, I could not put this book down and when I was forced to as life popped up I used that time to digest all I just read, Molly Jebber took you back with her chacters where time was harder and at the same time simpler.
This book and the whole story is so very refreshing, powerful and true to the Beauty that is the Amish people in their faith. I was happy, sad and happy again right down to the last page where I cried. Wow Molly thank you for this wonderful book. I just started book 2 and I am so excited about that one as well. Jun 01, Barbara rated it it was ok Shelves: The premise of this book was very promising- Becca, a young Amish girl at the turn of the century, flees her sheltered life to visit her sister and recover from the embarrassment of being rejected at the altar by her fiance.
The story begins a few weeks after the rejection has occurred; Becca has made her way to visit her sister Ruth, a young widow who has also left the Amish community in which they grew up. Shortly - I received a copy of this book from the publisher through a Goodreads giveaway: Shortly after arriving in the new town, Becca meets the handsome town doctor, Matt.
Matt is in great need of a nurse; Becca has some experience helping a midwife and takes the job. From there the two immediately and inexplicably fall for each other, with little explanation or development. Unfortunately, due to Matt's high social standing, his parents refuse to accept the courting and Becca and Matt have to decide if their relationship can endure this. While those general plot points were interesting and could have resulted in a great story, the execution of this plot falls flat due to the pace and incredibly awkward dialogue.
The whole thing is very rushed and none of the points that the story is supposedly based upon are explored, while ridiculous subplots are added in. For example, Becca being left by her fiance is a non-storyline, as it is really only mentioned once or twice and then neatly resolved a few chapters in. As well, Becca's Amish background is never really more than an afterthought- Matt's mother mentions it more than Becca, Matt or Ruth.
Becca's entire life has centred around being Amish, and yet she abandons this after exchanging no more than a few sentences with her sister. Either of these plots could have been expanded since that is what the book claims to be about , yet they are mere afterthoughts, while stagecoach robberies and abandoned children are rampant. In all, this book offered an interesting premise, but unfortunately I was not a fan of the way it was executed or written.
Jun 20, Rhonda rated it it was amazing. Most Amish books involve the Amish remaining Amish, but we find this novel opening up with Becca visiting her sister, Ruth, who has fled her Amish faith and lifestyle to live in the city. It is and the place is Ohio. The town of Massillon is an Englisch town though.
What will happen to the Yosts' other daughter, Becca, as she spends time with her now-Englisch sister, Ruth? The Amish have orders to shun those who leave their faith. The Yost family is to shun Ruth. Why are the parents allowin Most Amish books involve the Amish remaining Amish, but we find this novel opening up with Becca visiting her sister, Ruth, who has fled her Amish faith and lifestyle to live in the city.
Why are the parents allowing Becca to visit her shunned sister? Or do they trust Becca completely in her intention to remain Amish? I really enjoy reading anything set in this time period as my own granny was born in She was not Amish but she was only able to attend school through eighth grade just as the Amish do.
In the time period, in rural areas, it was very expensive to attend high school and often required the students to live in a boarding house. My granny's family could not afford that so she had to quit school at that time. Do you ever wonder if Amish feel cheated when they are also forced to quit attending school at this age? Matt's family wants him to marry a rich society girl and his mother especially makes no bones about her desires. Wonder how that felt to young people who fell in love and wanted to marry aside their class in society? Was it ever allowed?
I truly felt the wrenching emotional turmoil that Matt and Becca experienced as Mrs. Carrington expressed her unwavering opinion about poor, ignorant Amish people. The story is exciting and leaves readers wanting more! I rated this book 5 stars and feel that it would appeal to those who love historical fiction as well as Amish fiction and Christian fiction. I received a kindle version of this book from netgalley and a print copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. Nov 16, Just Commonly rated it really liked it.click here
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I enjoyed Change of Heart. It's a beautiful story of second chances and life outside of your comfort zone. It's also about having faith in God that all will work out according to His plan. The characters are portrayed as they are, realistic with imperfections, which makes it more endearing and comes to life for me. However, I do find some of the dialogue and descriptions a little on the choppy side. Do they really talk like that back in the day? Personally, I think a little refinement will fix i I enjoyed Change of Heart.
Personally, I think a little refinement will fix it up all right, but it's not necessary to still enjoy this novel. Molly's a new author for me, and after reading Change of Heart, I would be on the look out for her other novels, especially books next in the Keepsake Pocket Quilt series. I'm invested in these characters and would love to read more. Then there's also the fact that I want to start my own keepsake tradition!
I received a complimentary copy of this book as part of the CelebrateLit Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. Molly Jebber's debut novel may look Amish but it's not typical of the genre The main character has a sister who left the church long ago but still follows God , and now she herself is considering the same move.
What follows is partially a tale of what to do when your faith tradition and your heart go in two different directions.
Along the way, a bit of romance and a bit of tension round out the plot. I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review. Jun 19, Amy rated it it was amazing.
The last year or so, I have really started getting burnt out reading my favorite genre, Amish Fiction. When I first saw the cover of Change of Heart, I was immediately drawn to it and decided that I should go ahead and give it a try. I'm so glad I did. I think this debut is amazing. Change of Heart takes an Amish story a whole new direction that I didn't expect.
It is so refreshing to read something new. Not only is it from the Amish genre, it is also a historical, which is my ot The last year or so, I have really started getting burnt out reading my favorite genre, Amish Fiction. Not only is it from the Amish genre, it is also a historical, which is my other favorite genre. I am pleasantly surprised at how good the book is.
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I look forward to reading more by Molly Jebber in the future. I highly highly recommend this book. May 19, Anne rated it it was amazing. I received this ebook from Kensington Books and NetGalley. I loved this book from start to the end and to be honest I didn't want it to end! I loved Becca from the start and I found myself getting mad at a certain character in the book and I wanted to tell her to "grow up"! This book had two of my favorites in one - 's and the Amish so it was a win, win for me! I am looking forward to the next book by this author and I will be buying this book once it hits the booksto I received this ebook from Kensington Books and NetGalley.
I am looking forward to the next book by this author and I will be buying this book once it hits the bookstores so I can have it for my home library because I loved it so much! May 24, Melissa rated it it was ok. This was an ok story. I admit, I am not a huge fan of Amish novels, but this one had some unique points. It was historical, which most Amish novels are not, and when the Amish characters left their home town, they weren't shunned in the way that was expected.
That said, the dialogue was very stilted and formal throughout, and the characters were more caricatures than realistic--Matt's mother especially. I never felt a closeness or connection to any of the characters. Jan 06, Kate rated it it was ok. I stated in an earlier update that I was having trouble getting into the storyline.
That thankfully changed as I got further along in the book. But, while the storyline improved, and actually had some interesting parts, the writing did not. The conversations seemed forced and 'obvious', and there were parts where I felt like a modern-day story idea was plunked into the late 19th century without any regard for historical accuracy. I was definitely disappointed with this one.
Jan 10, JoAnne rated it it was amazing. Read my review on RomanceJunkies. Jul 13, Laura Chambers rated it liked it.
Change of Heart (Keepsake Pocket Quilt, #1) by Molly Jebber
The dialogue was kind of stilted, and everything happened so fast. Feb 28, Rachel rated it it was ok Shelves: There was one saving grace about this book, which was that I found the love story between Becca and Matt to be quite sweet if a bit of a whirlwind. Most of the characters were flat and without much substance. Even the two main characters can be summed up pretty simply: Matt is a handsome, morally upright doctor who doesn't care to be a social climber like his mother; and Becca is a sweet, unassuming, beautiful girl who was raised Amish and who is unbelievably stubborn with an independent attitud There was one saving grace about this book, which was that I found the love story between Becca and Matt to be quite sweet if a bit of a whirlwind.
Matt is a handsome, morally upright doctor who doesn't care to be a social climber like his mother; and Becca is a sweet, unassuming, beautiful girl who was raised Amish and who is unbelievably stubborn with an independent attitude unsuited for the s. Even with all those things set aside, the writing itself is atrocious. The stilted, awkward phrasing was almost painful to read: I will not be continuing the series, and I will probably not read the book again. Sep 02, Becky Smith rated it it was amazing. She addresses hard but common issues, while still making the novels captivating and enjoyable reads.
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And I always enjoy the historical aspect in them. This has the topics of law, prejudice, manipulative people, self-worth, judging, birthmarks, forgiveness, love, and second chances, to name only a few. Yoder writes much of this book in the first person narrative. She refers to her sister as being vegetarian when she was a practicing Christian.
The only Christian denomination that requires its members to be vegetarian is Seventh Day Adventists. In addition, in the first story, Yoder refers to "Sabbath School" repeatedly--which again is another term that is used by Seventh Day Adventists who keep to the Saturday tradition laid out in the book of Genesis and is used in lieu of the term Sunday School by mainstream Christianity. In between the stories, there is a short personal prayer that would only rarely apply to the reader's life in unusual circumstances and an occasional recipe.
As an avid reader and fan of the Amish fiction genre, in particular, I was disappointed beyond belief in this book. The misrepresentation in content is questionable at best and highly suspect at worse.
Sicily Yoder offers timely messages from the Word in this devotional. I especially love the message to be prepared for the things that life brings your way. The recipes are amazing! I wish I could sit down and share these meals with the author as we read and discuss her devotionals.
In this devotional author Sicily Yoder shares with the reader experiences from her own life. She always starts with Bible verses pertinent to the stories she shares. I love to read her writings as all of them are very up lifting. The recipes she shares are wonderful and I always try them out for myself. I would recommend reading books, devotionals, and stories by this author.
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