Welcome Molly Jebber, Amish Historical Romance author. We are delighted to have you today.
You have a new book releasing, January 30, 2018 titled
Tell us about your latest book.
“Liza’s Second Chance” is the first Amish Historical Romance book in my Amish Charm Bakery Series. The sweet welcome of straight-from-the-oven sugar cookies and hot cocoa. The warm invitation of apple pie and fresh cold milk. In 1912 Ohio, the Amish Charm Bakery is the heart of a close-knit, faith-nourished community, where people can find a refuge, a place to start again—and love that can make their lives new . . .
For Liza Schrock, the bakery her late husband bought was an unexpected haven from their unhappy arranged marriage. Now she’s perfectly content to cook up mouth-watering delights for her hometown, give to those alone or in trouble—and remain happily unwed. And though she’s willing to give handsome, newly arrived widower Jacob Graber all the help he desperately needs, she is sure they can stay just friends . . .
But as Liza also tries to aid Jacob’s troubled teenage daughter, she starts caring far too much for his gentle ways and steadfast hopes. And when a wrenching secret she must keep comes between them, can Liza find the faith to risk opening her heart again—and reach for one more chance at real love?
How did it come about?
I visited the Amish community of Charm, Ohio, several times, and fell in love with the quaint, small town. The shops were filled with beautiful quilted items and unique ideas, and the Amish food was delicious at the restaurant. I wanted to write a bakery themed Amish story and the community of Charm seemed to fit.
What is the story behind the creation?
I love making up my characters and stories. Although Liza, Ellie, Jacob, Hannah, and the rest of my characters are real now that I’ve formed their personalities, quirks, and brought trouble and happy times in their lives to keep readers entertained. I also loved adding an additional character insisting on causing my hero and heroine so much trouble!
Was your book research intensive?
The visit to Charm, talking to the Amish, and learning more about them was fun. I enjoy all the research.
Did you find some fun facts?
Writing Amish Historical Romance, I research the time period, and learn so many facts about what happened in that particular year. “Liza’s Second Chance” takes place in 1912, the same year the Titanic met its demise. I learned interesting tidbits of information about it, and put them into the book.
Did you find not so fun facts while researching your book?
I did feel sad for the people who suffered the loss of their loved ones during the Titanic tragedy.
What do you like most about writing?
I love interacting with readers during Facebook parties, signings, speaking engagements, etc.
I can see God’s hand in all the exciting things that have happened since I first sat down to write my first book. He continues to amaze me, and I’m so grateful.
What do you like least?
That last edit!
Are you working on the next book?
Yes. Book 2 in the Amish Charm Bakery Series.
Tell us how long it took you to write your book.
Eight months, because I love walking on the beach, swimming, and the things I mentioned below. Sometimes I have to get on myself and say, “Time to write!” But I always make sure I’m ahead of my agent and publisher’s deadlines.
Tell us something fun you like to do.
I love to write, read, golf (but I’m not that good), travel on cruises and take weekend trips, spend time with my husband, Ed, and Misty, my daughter, and friends. I hardly ever turn down going to lunch or shopping! Now, skydiving is a different story. No way! LOL
What’s next for you in writing?
To finish out my contract for the Amish Charm Bakery Series with Book 2 and Book 3, and I already have an idea for a new Amish Historical Romance series to submit to my agent for my publisher.
Thank you Molly for visiting with us and sharing this information about your new book. Can’t wait to read it.
Be sure and check Molly’s website for more upcoming information on her new book.