Grace’s Forgiveness, by Molly Jebber is an Amish Christian Historical story.  It was released on January 26, 2016.  It is the second book in the Keepsake Pocket Quilt series.  It can be read as a stand alone.

 

Overview:  A handsome newcomer with secrets shows a yearning Amish woman a chance at happiness—but their love will need all their courage to keep . . .

Grace Blauch is skilled at midwifery—and crafting quilts that help others pass on messages of enduring family love. But a disfiguring birthmark keeps the young Amish woman from a husband and home of her own—until Mark King arrives from another community. His helpfulness and independent nature earn Grace’s respect. And he finds her outspoken ways and determination to do right irresistibly appealing. Soon Grace is planning a wedding quilt of her very own . . . until her father discovers that Mark’s shunned brother is hiding somewhere in town . . .

Grace can well understand why Mark took such a risk once she hears his wrenching reasons. But she fears even prayer will not convince her father to restore his blessing on their union. She wills herself to face the end of her dreams, but sudden danger and an impossible act of generosity will show her that abiding hope can inspire the most precious of miracles  . . .

My Ideation: Grace is a sweet young lady who is a Midwife and helps run a shop with her friend.  She so desires to find love and become a wife and mother.  Sadly, she has a birthmark on her face and has had many men turn away from her once they’ve seen it.  She’s been labelled as “ugly” because of this birthmark.

When Mark King comes to town, she finds a wonderful man who sees past her birthmark.  Mark opens up a shop next door to Grace’s and sells handcrafted wood items.  The two begin to fall in love.

Amish law states that any Amish person who leaves their Amish ways must be shunned by the rest of the community.  Grace’s friend Becca left her Amish background and married a doctor.  Although it’s against the law, Grace still has contact with her.  Mark has a similar situation.  It’s one that could ruin his and Grace’s chance of becoming husband and wife.  Mark must try and get Grace’s father to forgive him for his wrongdoing so he and Grace can be together.

This is a story of love, trust, forgiveness, and committment.  The characters are warm and caring.  They look out for one another in every little thing.  I love the closeknit ways of the Amish people.    

Author Information:  

Molly Jebber

Molly Jebber is an educational, motivational, and Women’s Christian Connection speaker. She was raised in a small town in the Midwest, and insists if you had blinked twice, you would’ve missed it. She loves God, her family and friends, sunshine, swimming and traveling to the Amish communities.  Creating historical Amish characters and throwing them into difficult situations and joyous times has been challenging and fun for her. The greatest reward she’s experienced in becoming an author is meeting wonderful people from all over the world who’ve been encouraging and supportive.

Visit Molly’s website at http://www.mollyjebber.com and sign up for my newsletter for members only contests, giveaways and where I’ll be speaking!

Summation: 4/5

I receieved a free copy of the book for my honest review.

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