Friday, February 7, 2020

Hannah’s Courage and #giveaway!!!

About the Book

Book:  Hannah’s Courage
Author: Molly Jebber
Genre:  Amish Historical Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2020
A loaf of fragrant cinnamon bread for breakfast . . . a sweet and creamy custard pie for dessert. In 1912 Ohio, the Amish Charm Bakery has something to delight locals and visiting Englischer alike. And within this warm, welcoming community, there’s always room for love to grow . . .
Hannah Lapp’s life, like a long-cherished recipe, is satisfying just the way it is. She enjoys whipping up desserts at the bakery, tutoring local children, and socializing with dear friends. One of those friends, Timothy Barkman, has made his interest in Hannah clear, but she’s been in no hurry to change her circumstances.
No sooner does she feel ready to grow closer to hard-working, handsome Timothy than Hannah finds she may have waited too long. Charlene Shetler intends to become Timothy’s fraa. It’s little wonder he’s attracted to such a pretty, forthright young woman, but is the newcomer all that she seems? Only when Hannah is willing to confront some difficult truths can she move bravely toward a life of abiding faith and love . . .
 Marilyn's thoughts:  Molly Jebber has written another delightful heartwarming story that readers will enjoy. The title for this book was a perfect match for the story found within. I loved reading Hannah’s Courage and the growth she found with her courage. She took a leap of faith after waiting to long in giving Timothy an answer about her love for him when she accepted a teaching job in Mt. Hope. Hannah knew she would miss all her wonderful friends at the Amish Charm Bakery where she enjoyed baking and taking care of the books. I love the characters in the Amish Charm Bakery series, except for the conniving Charlene that appeared in this story; however, time does expose truth. The beauty of Jebber’s writing shone through with God’s love, forgiveness, grace, mercy and romance. There was plenty of action, unexpected events with some answers that only God could have orchestrated for the loved characters.

Jebber is one of my favorite authors with her historical Amish fiction and including her original series theme of a pocket quilt with a letter for a loved one in each book. I look forward to reading more astonishing books by this author. I would like to see a story about Rachael, Maryann and Magdalena that work at the Amish Charm Bakery, too.

I received a complimentary e-book from NetGalley and the Kensington Publishers for the tour with Celebrate Lit.

Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Molly Jebber’s Amish Historical Romance books have been featured on Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Ten Recommended Reads, in USA Today’s HEA, Romantic Times and many other media sites. She’s tours and speaks for Stonecroft Ministries – Women’s Christian Connection, and about Amish history/traditions, writing, marketing, publishing, and her books. She loves God, her family, and friends. She enjoys swimming, golf, reading, and says yes to butterscotch pie and parasailing, but no to coconut and skydiving! 
Visit for a complete list of her books and speaking events.

More from Molly

I related to Hannah in this book where I had to find the courage to make some hard decisions. Maybe you’ve had some hard choices to make and finding the courage to follow through has been difficult for you.
Have you had a bad day where nothing goes right? We’ve all had those. Hannah’s has many days like this, and she is torn about what to do from one problem to the next in her life. She makes some snap decisions, and faces life-altering challenges. You’ll laugh and want to stomp your feet at the twists and turns in this story.  She’s good at giving her friends advice, but has trouble following it. I can relate to this in my life at times. Maybe you can too.
The Sheriff and Dr. Harrison are still regular customers at the bakery where she whips up mouth-watering desserts. She and her friends cry, laugh, and offer each other advice. I love time with girlfriends, and Hannah’s no different. You’ll relate to her, root for her, want to reach in the book and shake her at times (I’m sure my friends have wanted to do this with me a time or two!), and wonder how what the future holds for her.
I hope you’ll follow my blog tour and enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize at the end of the tour. The more you enter, the more chances you have of winning!
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement. Your Facebook comments help me to get to know you better, and I appreciate it so much!

Here’s a recipe Hannah’s whipped up for you. And there are more in the back of Hannah’s story.

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoonnutmeg
  • ½ teaspoonsalt
  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cupbrown sugar
  • 3eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 3large apples, peeled and cut into large pieced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoonvanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 9 x 13 pan with butter and coat with 2 tablespoons of flour
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Sift two additional times and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine oil and both sugars, and mix until well blended.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Add vanilla and mix again.
  5. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the batter and mix thoroughly. By hand, fold in apples and walnuts and mix until evenly combined.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Remove cake from the oven and allow to cool in the bundt pan for 20 minutes.
  8. While the cake is cooling, prepare the glaze. In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine all of the glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil and allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute.
  9. Remove the cake from the pan, onto a serving plate. Spoon the glaze over the warm cake.
  10. Cool for a little longer before serving.

Blog Stops

The Avid Reader, January 30
Genesis 5020, January 30
Texas Book-aholic, January 31
Batya’s Bits, February 1
Quiet Quilter, February 1
She Lives to Read, February 2
Bigreadersite , February 3
deb’s Book Review, February 4
Pause for Tales, February 5
Older & Smarter?, February 6
Lighthouse Academy Blog, February 7 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)
SusanLovesBooks, February 10
SPLASHES of Joy , February 11
Vicky Sluiter, February 12


To celebrate her tour, Molly is giving away a Molly Jebber grand prize collection that includes a handmade quilt and Amazon card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


LindaG said...

Thank you for the extra chance to win!

Lori Smanski said...

Thank you for your wonderful review. What a lovely cover. This sounds like such a fantastic book. I look forward to reading one of her books. A very generous give a way. Thanks for this chance in both the give a way and the book

Kay Garrett said...

Thank you for your review on "Hannah’s Courage" by Molly Jebber and for being part of the book tour.

Adore Molly and she's a fabulous author. Can't recommend her or her books enough. Everyone needs to put this book on their TBR list or better yet get it now and start reading.
2clowns at arkansas dot net

Trixi said...

Thank you for your lovely review and participation in the blog tour!

I have not had a chance to read anything by Molly yet, but I do love Amish and historical fiction so I think this would be a great series to add to my want-to-read list. Which I think grows everday, lol!

Jackie Tessnair said...

Thanks for sharing. I am looking forward to reading this book.Awesome review.

Deb PelletierC said...

Hope to check out this book. :)

Vivian Furbay said...

I've read some of her books and they were good. I like Amish fiction and this sounds like a good one. Vivian Furbay jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

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