Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"Amish Brides" Book Tour and GiveAway

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Book: Amish Brides
Author: Jennifer Beckstrand, Molly Jebber, Amy Lillard
Genre: Amish
Release Date: May 30, 2017

Under bright blue skies, wedding bells ring—fulfilling sweet dreams, impossible wishes, and joyous new beginnings . . .THE RELUCTANT GROOM
Jennifer Beckstrand
Spirited Suvie Newswenger has three marriage proposals—but not from the man she truly loves. No matter how lonely widower Aaron Beachy is, he seems determined to stay that way forever. Now, with help from his matchmaking great-grandparents, Suvie will do whatever it takes to rekindle Aaron’s hope—and spark happiness for a lifetime.

Molly Jebber
Madeline Lehman fears her fiancé’s family will never accept her because of her rebellious sister. She’s postponed her wedding to Joshua Stutzman until they see the truth. But when Maddie adopts her sister’s abandoned baby, can she and Joshua find a way to unite their families through forgiveness as well as love?

Reba Schmucker longs to be a bride. And she knows her mischievous nieces just wanted to help when they “chose” Abel Weaver for her. But he’s the last man in the world she’d ever marry. There’s no way her independence and his stubbornness could ever get along—unless a sudden crisis somehow leads to understanding . . . and love.

"Amish Brides" is a collection of three  stories and yes they are all about Amish weddings.  The authors are  Jennifer Beckstrand, Molly Jebber, and Amy Lillard.  

These three authors have put together a wonderful collection.  

If you have read any of Jennifer Beckstrand's books from her matchmaking series than you will want to read this story, yes Annie is up to her matchmaking again and this time, not only is love at stake but can Aaron learn that just because a person moves on after someone dies it doesn't mean that you are not honoring that person or that you forget them and sometimes holding on to them is in fact not honoring them.  This story is full of humor as well as life lessons we can all apply to our lives. 

Molly Jebber's story is full of sadness and love and forgiveness. The characters in this story have to learn to forgive other family members who are determined to not accept their love.  This book has a couple of surprises to  turn things around, one is really sweet and the other not so sweet but it's really a blessing in  disguise ( my thoughts on this particular event). 

Amy Lillard's  story is a sweet story about Reba not liking Abel when they first met. But, Reba's  nieces play matchmaking. This story has mud fights and an ex fiance showing up.  And one scene that  made me think the story was going to end up differently than it did.  I hope that last sentence made you want to go download this book  now and find out for yourself what scene and what happened? 

I was given a complimentary copy by the authors and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own. 

About the Authors

Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in Examiner.com list of top ten inspirational books for 2014. 

Her much-anticipated Amish series, The Honeybee Sisters, was released summer of 2016 and has created a lot of romantic buzz. Sweet as Honey received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and Sweet as Honey and A Bee in her Bonnet were both awarded Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth and the Honeybee sisters’ aendi Bitsy. 

Jennifer has a degree in mathematics and a passion for Jane Austen and Shakespeare. She and her husband have been married for thirty-two years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and four adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.
Books by Jennifer Beckstrand

6-10-2016-close-head-shotMolly Jebber’s books have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today’s HEA, and Romantic Times has given them a near excellent rating. She’s on RWA’s Honor Roll. She’s a speaker for Women’s Christian Connection, and she offers presentations on writing, publishing, Amish lifestyle and traditions. She has received widespread media coverage, including live interviews, across the United States for her books and speaking engagements.
She’s just signed a new contract for four more Amish books! She loves interacting with her readers. She loves God, her husband, family and friends. She has a hard time saying no to cupcakes, swimming, nine holes of golf, and walks on the beach. Coconut, oatmeal, and onions, on the other hand, are not hard to say no to!    

I'm a wife, mother, and bona fide Southern belle. Published author, expert corn bread maker, and Squirrel Princess.

I live in Tulsa, though I was born in Mississippi. I moved to the Sooner State when I was seventeen and met my soul mate and best friend not long after. I've retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I'm from Texas. (?) Rob and I have been married for over twenty years and have a son-a mom proclaimed prodigy, of course!

I love homemade tacos, nail polish, and romance novels-not necessarily in that order. I'm a big fan of country music, a staunch proponent of saving the Oxford comma, and I'm shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I believe that God is love. I guess that's why I love to write inspirational romances. The two go hand-in-hand for me.

I have always been intrigued with the Amish culture, their gentle ways and slower-paced lifestyle. (And I love, love, love the fact that they stay married for their lifetime.) But until recently I never thought to blend this interest with my penchant for romance. Okay, okay, I'm a bit old-fashioned and even enjoy the gender roles that are present in this culture. I love to cook and take care of my family. Yes, that's me June Cleaver with a laptop.

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twilight series (I'll get to it or I won't, either way I'm good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I'm alone on this last one, and again, I'm good with it.)

Favorite movies-(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Oh, and Miss Congeniality, Sabrina (both versions) and a 1940′s movie called Dear Ruth. If you haven't seen it, you should! A-dorable. Anything with Doris Day and most all of Marilyn's and Audrey's.
                                                                                                                                                          Guest Post from Molly Jebber
Do you remember picking out your bride’s dress? The cake? Food? Location? The invitations? Weddings are fun, no matter how simple or extravagant. The marked event fills your heart with joy sharing in the special day with the bride and groom. I remember the day I married Ed, my best friend and soulmate. We planned the details together, and we still talk about what a heartwarming memory it is for us. I’m sure if you and I met for a girl’s chat, we’d enjoy hearing each other’s account of when we exchanged vows with our sweethearts.
Amish brides may not have the flowers, rings, and fancy food and cake, but they have their traditions and share in the excitement like we do. I enjoyed writing “Joshua’s Bride”. I hope you enjoy it to.

Blog Stops

June 1: Quiet Quilter
June 2: cherylbbookblog
June 7: A Greater Yes
June 12: Karen Sue Hadley
June 13: Bigreadersite 


To celebrate her tour, Molly is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b3a7


  1. this sounds so wonderful. when I went looking for wedding dresses, all the lovely white dresses made me look like a ghost. first time I realized that white did this to me. sigh. what to do? mom and I went downtown Chicago and found a little shop owned by an Italian family. but the dresses where so expensive. again white dresses. I tried one on and told mom, I was just going to wear jeans and cowboy boots and my cowgirl shirt and hat. Well the owner heard me and asked what the problem was. I explained. She looked at me for so long, I was starting to feel like a bug under a glass. Finally she said, go take that dress off, I will bring another. She brought an ivory satin and lace dress. oh my goodness, it was so beautiful. I put it on and I literally glowed. when I looked at the price tag I got tears in my eyes. way to expensive. I handed it back to her and thanked her for her help. As I was changing my mom bought the dress. And the owner gave it to us for half off. oh my goodness, I was beyond words. I hugged her and thanked her and cried. Yes I made a scene. I felt like the only princess on my wedding day. It was so special.

  2. neat story glad you was able to get the dress

  3. This sounds sweet! :D I like there will be 3 authors take on it. :)

  4. Love the review and will be going to get book