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.
A modern new century brings a young Amish woman an
unexpected new life—and a chance to discover love's true
Ohio, 1899. Soft-spoken
Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith's strict rules—until
fiancé jilted her before their entire community. She's
been away from home, but the bustling Englischer town of
Massillon, Ohio, is a welcome unexpected refuge.
when she goes to work for Dr. Matt Carrington, who shares
her passion for healing those in need. His outgoing
and gentle strength show Becca a surprising new world of
choices—and irresistible love. But there is one
obstacle: Matt's wealthy mother is determined her son
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
have to forge a life alone—until a wrenching crisis and
life-changing revelations teach her that true faith lies
all things, especially impossible second chances. . .