Thursday, June 1, 2017

"Amish Brides" is the perfect read for a summer's day!! Be sure to enter author, Molly Jebber's Giveaway!

         "Amish Brides"

  By Jennifer Beckstrand
       Molly Jebber
       Amy Lillard

A Collection of three novellas!


Genre: Amish
Release Date: May 30, 2017

THE RELUCTANT GROOM
Jennifer Beckstrand 

Spirited Suvie Newswenger has three marriage proposals—but not from the man she truly loves. No matter how lonely widower Aaron Beachy is, he seems determined to stay that way forever. Now, with help from his matchmaking great-grandparents, Suvie will do whatever it takes to rekindle Aaron’s hope—and spark happiness for a lifetime.

JOSHUA'S BRIDE
By Molly Jebber

Madeline Lehman fears her fiancé’s family will never accept her because of her rebellious sister. She’s postponed her wedding to Joshua Stutzman until they see the truth. But when Maddie adopts her sister’s abandoned baby, can she and Joshua find a way to unite their families through forgiveness as well as love?

A SUMMER WEDDING IN PARADISE
        By  Amy Lillard

Reba Schmucker longs to be a bride. And she knows her mischievous nieces just wanted to help when they “chose” Abel Weaver for her. But he’s the last man in the world she’d ever marry. There’s no way her independence and his stubbornness could ever get along—unless a sudden crisis somehow leads to understanding . . . and love.

THE RELUCTANT GROOM
By Jennifer Beckstrand

Spirited Suvie Newswenger has three marriage proposals—but not from the man she truly loves. No matter how lonely widower Aaron Beachy is, he seems determined to stay that way forever. Now, with help from his matchmaking great-grandparents, Suvie will do whatever it takes to rekindle Aaron’s hope—and spark happiness for a lifetime.


My Thoughts:

I have to admit that one of my favorite genres to read is Amish fiction. So ... whenever I get the chance to read a brand new book being released, I am excited and can hardly wait to get started. 

As one of my recent reads was Jennifer Beckstrand's book, Return to Huckleberry Hill, I was delighted to once again meet my good friends, Felty and Annie, a quirky, dear old couple who greatest wish is to have everyone of their grandchildren, as well as great grandchildren,  to find a love like they have themselves had for years and years. Jennifer's unique style of writing enables the reader to truly love these humorous characters and giggle along with them as they achieve their goal.  It is a sweet love story that engages you from beginning to end. 
Molly Jebber's novella, "Joshua's Bride", was also an enjoyable read. This author has the underlying theme of  the importance of friendship , love within the family and community and the hardest battle of all, forgiveness. The characters were well described in a realistic way that made them easy to identify with. They may live a peaceful community , however they are humans and like you and I have daily challenges. The plot moved slowly but steadily towards a goal. I did feel , at times,  that it was a bit lengthier than necessary, but at the same time, I had time to think about what I was reading. 

Amy Lillard's novella, "A Summer Wedding in Paradise", drew my attention immediately , as we have an annual vacation in this tiny town in PA. Amy's storyline was quick paced and not only had a main plot but a few minor subplots to keep the reader's attention.  The characters were so well described that you find yourself walking alongside them as they encounter their problems and find ways to solve them . The addition of the three nieces was clearly  a great idea. Their adorable and somewhat unconventional matchmaking ideas just had to make you smile, as well as feel some of Reba's frustration. 

This collection of novellas was so much fun to read. Each author used their special talents to draw you into the stories within an Amish Community. 
A great book to take along to the beach!!!

This book was a gift. The thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.


Click here to purchase your copy.


About the Authors:

Molly Jebber’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today’s HEA, and Romantic Times has given them a near excellent rating. She’s on RWA’s Honor Roll. She’s a speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, and she offers presentations on writing, publishing, Amish lifestyle and traditions. She has received widespread media coverage, including live interviews, across the United States for her books and speaking engagements.
She’s just signed a new contract for four more Amish books! She loves interacting with her readers. She loves God, her husband, family and friends. She has a hard time saying no to cupcakes, swimming, nine holes of golf, and walks on the beach. Coconut, oatmeal, and onions, on the other hand, are not hard to say no to!

 
Amy Lillard won the 2013 Carol Award for her first Amish romance Saving Gideon. She was also a Maggie Awards finalist. Born and bred in Mississippi, she now lives with her husband and son in Oklahoma. Visit her at amywritesromance.com.



Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in Examiner.com list of top ten inspirational books for 2014. 

Her much-anticipated Amish series, The Honeybee Sisters, was released summer of 2016 and has created a lot of romantic buzz. Sweet as Honey received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and Sweet as Honey and A Bee in her Bonnet were both awarded Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth and the Honeybee sisters’ aendi Bitsy. 

Guest Post from Molly Jebber

Do you remember picking out your bride’s dress? The cake? Food? Location? The invitations? Weddings are fun, no matter how simple or extravagant. The marked event fills your heart with joy sharing in the special day with the bride and groom. I remember the day I married Ed, my best friend and soulmate. We planned the details together, and we still talk about what a heartwarming memory it is for us. I’m sure if you and I met for a girl’s chat, we’d enjoy hearing each other’s account of when we exchanged vows with our sweethearts.
Amish brides may not have the flowers, rings, and fancy food and cake, but they have their traditions and share in the excitement like we do. I enjoyed writing “Joshua’s Bride”. I hope you enjoy it too.

Blog Stops

June 1: Quiet Quilter
June 2: cherylbbookblog
June 7: A Greater Yes
June 9: Splashes of Joy
June 12: Karen Sue Hadley
June 13: Bigreadersite

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Molly is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra   entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b3a7

20 comments:

  1. Karla, Nice review of Amish Brides. I enjoyed reading this set of novellas.

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  2. These sound like fun stories, if you like Amish fiction!

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  3. I've read most of Jennifer's Huckleberry books. They're great!

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  4. I love novella collections and especially Amish fiction ones! Thanks for sharing about this new book!

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  5. Nice review! It is a good book.

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  6. Sounds like more good reading !

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  7. Looks like a book that I am going to enjoy reading!!

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  8. These sound like awesome books

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  9. Love Molly's books and Novella collections, so win win.

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  10. I love Amish fiction and I am looking forward to reading this new book.Thanks for a great review.

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    1. Thank you for visiting here today, Jackie!

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  11. Karla,

    Thank you for hosting "Amish Brides"!

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  12. I'm familiar with Molly's work and love Amish reads.

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