""Ohio, 1899." Soft-spoken midwife Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith's strict rules--until her fiance jilted her before their entire community. Read more...
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""Ohio, 1899." Soft-spoken midwife Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith's strict rules--until her fiance 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. . .
- ISBN-13: 9781420137613
- ISBN-10: 1420137611
- Publisher: Zebra
- Publish Date: June 2015
- Page Count: 288
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds
Series: Keepsake Pocket Quilt Novel #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-05-11
- Reviewer: Staff
Not even the novelty of a young Amish woman leaving her community can redeem Jebber’s stilted romance set in 1899 Ohio. After Becca Yost’s fiancé leaves her at the altar, she escapes her tiny Amish community and travels to the town of Massillon to visit with her shunned, widowed sister, Ruth. A chance encounter with the town’s doctor, Matt Carrington, sets Becca’s heart racing, and it takes very little urging on Ruth’s part for sweet midwife Becca to become Matt’s assistant. Love blossoms quickly between doctor and nurse, only to be thwarted time and again by social constraints. Massillon, a thriving city, is written like a dusty small town, with nary an automobile to be seen; even Matt’s snooty socialite mother travels via mail coach. Clumsy dialogue, graceless and unsubtle characterization, and hastily contrived plot elements hamstring what could have been a fascinating story of culture clash and self-definition. Agent: Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency. (July)