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Change Of Heart

Change Of Heart, July 2015
Keepsake Pocket Quilt #1
by Molly Jebber

Zebra
Featuring: Becca Yost; Matt Carrington
288 pages
ISBN: 1420137611
EAN: 9781420137613
Kindle: B00ONTR6NS
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"All they want is to be happy."

Fresh Fiction Review

Change Of Heart
Molly Jebber

Reviewed by Susan Dyer
Posted August 13, 2015

Amish | Inspirational Historical | Inspirational Romance

Becca Yost is a bride who has just been left at the altar by the man her father has chosen for her. In a way, Becca is feeling very relieved. She doesn't really have feelings for David. Arranged marriages aren't unusual in the Amish community, but apparently David did not have any real feelings for her either. He is attracted to another woman, and doesn't want to begin a marriage with Becca while he is longing for someone else. Becca is embarrassed by all of the members of the community who constantly remind her of her loss. She needs to get out of town and away from all the prying eyes so she decides to go visit her sister Ruth.

Ruth is an Amish woman who married for love, but then just a couple of years into a wonderful marriage, her husband died. The man Ruth married was not Amish, so she's been a widow. Ruth has lost everything and if anyone can pick her back up it is her sister Becca. She is so happy to see her sister, something she wasn't sure was ever going to happen again after she left her Amish life. A CHANGE OF HEART is not only Becca's story but also Ruth's.

After arriving in Massillon, Becca trips and falls right into the arms of Matt Carrington, the local doctor. He takes her to his office and fixes her arm. He then escorts her to Ruth's house. When Matt hears that Becca is a midwife, he asks her to work as his nurse. He has an office assistant, but Dorothy does not like dealing with blood. Becca is quite taken with Dr. Matt and soon they are courting.

Trouble comes to Becca in the form of Matt's parents who see her as a country simpleton and definitely not in their social class. I can only imagine the shock of being out in the world and how it must have hit Becca Yost. This is 1899 in Ohio, and she has just left her sheltered Amish life. We are about to watch her bloom, in more ways than one.

CHANGE OF HEART is incredibly a debut novel. I am excited to read more by Molly Jebber as I really enjoyed this story. It was not your usual Historical Amish Romance. Usually we are reading about Amish who stay in their community. Not the case in this wonderful tale. I was instantly caught up in all the new things that were happening to Becca, and many times I just wanted to reach out and hug her, especially while she was dealing with the nasty things coming out of Matt's mother's mouth. She is such a snob and never gave Becca the chance she deserved to make her son happy. Matt was willing to walk away from his parents because of the way they treated Becca, but Becca could not do that to Matt. Your heart will break for both of them. All they want is to be happy.

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SUMMARY

A modern new century brings a young Amish woman an unexpected new life—and a chance to discover love's true way home…

Ohio, 1899.
Soft-spoken midwife Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith's strict rules—until her fiancé jilted her before their entire community. She's never been away from home, but the bustling Englischer town of Massillon, Ohio, is a welcome unexpected refuge. Especially when she goes to work for Dr. Matt Carrington, who shares her passion for healing those in need. His outgoing spirit and gentle strength show Becca a surprising new world of choices—and irresistible love. But there is one formidable obstacle: Matt's wealthy mother is determined her son will marry a society woman.

With her newfound resolve challenged, Becca decides that she and Matt must not be destined for each other after all. She accepts that she will have to forge a life alone—until a wrenching crisis and life-changing revelations teach her that true faith lies in all things, especially impossible second chances. . .


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