Saturday, January 29, 2022

Magdelena's Choice by Molly Jebber: Review and Giveaway!

Magdelena's Choice

About the Book

Book:  Magdelena's Choice

Author: Molly Jebber


Release date: January 25, 2022

As the daughter of a wealthy rancher, Magdelena Beachy may not truly need her job at the Amish Charm Bakery, but she enjoys tending to customers, be they neighbors or curious Englischers. Only one thing would make life sweeter, and that’s if Toby Schlabach would court her. It’s not just his dimples and smile that warm Magdelena’s heart—she admires his kindness and values. Yet she worries their chance may slip away . . .

With his daed ill and his mother and sister depending on him, Toby can’t yet offer Magdelena the future she deserves. But even as he nears his goal, he learns her father has arranged a match with another suitor. Magdelena risks shunning if she goes against her family. Choosing a path will take courage as well as faith—in God’s plan, and in this steadfast, tender love . . .

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About the Author

Molly Jebber is a best-selling and award-winning author of Amish Historical Romance. Molly’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly Best Ten lists, USA Today’s HEA, featured in live video on Naples News, many media outlets across the U.S. You’ll find her books on most stores the first three months of their release across the U.S, UK, Canada, and more. She’s been interviewed on television, and she’s a touring speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, other women’s professional organizations, and she offers presentations on writing, agent or no agent, publishing, and marketing. She also speaks about the Amish lifestyles and traditions. She says the most rewarding part about writing stories is meeting wonderful readers who become friends through social media and at her speaking events. Please visit her website: for a full list of her books, speaking events and recipes.

She loves God, her family, and friends and Florida sunshine. She says yes to swimming, the beach, golf, and time with her family and friends, and no to coconut, onions, and skydiving!

More from Molly

Magdelena faces difficult decisions when having a difference of opinion with her parents. If she goes against them, she’ll face serious consequences.  Sometimes we have family situations that arise, and they require us to search our heart for how to deal with them. Toby also faces hardship, tragedy, and being judged wrongly by others. Toby and Magdelena are sure God has a plan for their lives, but they’re not sure if they are following his will. They pray for guidance. You’ll enjoy their friends and how they come into play in this story. We all have friends we love, and memories we make with them. They root for us. The same goes for this couple. You’ll wonder what will happen next, and just when you think things are better, something else happens. I hope you enjoy the story. Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win the grand prize at the end of this tour!

My Thoughts

Travel back to 1914 to Charm, Ohio where Magdelena Beachy is hoping that Toby Schlabach will soon ask to court her.  Toby’s father is severely ill so that leaves Toby responsible for providing for his mother, father, and sister.  Toby works on the family farm plus makes beautifully crafted furniture that sells at Andrew’s shop in town.  Toby is intimidated by Mark Beachy’s wealth.  He wants to make sure he has enough saved up for land and a house before asking permission to court Magdelena.  Just when Toby is ready to approach Magdelena’s father, he learns that Mark has arranged a marriage for Magdelena to a newcomer.  Magdelena has always obeyed her parents, but this is the one time she is not willing to acquiesce.  Toby and Magdelena love each other.  Magdelena needs to make a choice.  Marry the man she loves and lose the family she holds dear or marry a man she does not love which will make for an unhappy marriage?    

Magdelena’s Choice by Molly Jebber is the fifth novel in the An Amish Charm Bakery series.  Each book in An Amish Charm Bakery series can be read as a standalone.  If you read them in order, it will allow you to become immersed in Charm and the lives of the ladies who work at the bakery.  I thought Magdelena’s Choice contained good writing, and the story moved along at a steady pace.  I like the characters in the story.  I thought they were realistic, and their attitudes suited the time period.  We get to meet Abram and Annie Hook who have just moved to Charm.  Toby and Magdelena befriend the couple.  We get to catch up with the characters from the other four novels in the series.  I thought this was a clean, sweet Amish romance.  I was not a fan of the repetition.  Certain details are repeated over and over.  I liked the issues raised in Magdelena’s Choice.  Sometimes you need to be patient and wait for God’s timing.  In the meantime, you must pray and continue to do good works.  Charity Beachy was a delight.  She is such a precocious child.  She certainly knows who she wants to marry when she is old enough.  I thought Charity and Peter were adorable together.  I like how people supported Magdelena and Toby.  It can be hard to be obedient when you want to follow your heart.  The delicious items at the bakery will have your mouth watering.  You will find yourself craving whoopie pies and snickerdoodles.  Magdelena’s Choice is a charming Amish tale with scrumptious pastries, a clever and crafty Charity, an insistent suitor, a forceful father, compassionate mates, and a firm faith.  


To celebrate her tour, Molly is giving away the grand prize of a $75 Amazon gift.  Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click here to enter.  

Magdelena's Choice is available from Amazon*.  You can find the other novels in The Amish Charm Bakery series hereThe Amish Charm Bakery series includes Liza's Second Chance (on Kindle Unlimited), Ellie's Redemption, Hannah's Courage, and Maryann's Hope,  You can find Molly Jebber's other novels here.   Molly along with six other authors has Amish Spring Romance Collection publishing March 1.  Thank you for joining me today.  Do not forget to enter the giveaway and leave a comment for an extra entry.  I will return on Monday to share my thoughts on The Butterfly Box by Mindy Steele.  I hope that you have a delightful weekend.  Take care, stay safe, and Happy Reading!


The Avid Reader 

Blog Stops

The Avid Reader, January 29

Bizwings Blog, January 29

Bigreadersite, January 30

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 30

She Lives To Read, January 31

Texas Book-aholic, January 31

Lighthouse Academy Blog, February 1 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Inklings and notions, February 1

For Him and My Family, February 2

Simple Harvest Reads, February 2 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, February 3

Older & Smarter?, February 4

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, February 4

deb’s Book Review, February 5

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 5

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 6

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 7

SusanLovesBooks, February 7

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, February 8

Connie’s History Classroom, February 9

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, February 10 (Spotlight)

Splashes of Joy, February 10

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, February 11

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  2. Stirring the pot, and cooking up love! This recipe for romance is sure to easily earn a spot on your must-read shelf.

  3. Congratulations on your release of Magdelena's Choice, Molly, it sounds like an excellent book for my mom and me! Good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me! Thanks, Avid Reader for sharing your review! Have an awesome weekend!

  4. Love your books. And love the Amish genre. I hope you have great success with this and all your books!

  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, this sounds like a sweet romance.

  6. This sounds like a really great book.

  7. This looks really good, thanks for sharing

  8. This sounds great! Thanks for the spotlight!

  9. Thanks for sharing this book sounds really good!