Molly Jebber has written “Change of Heart”, a novel set in Ohio, 1899. Becca Yost’s fiancé has left her literally at the altar. In order to get away from all the well-meaning comments and platitudes from members of the community, Becca decides to visit her shunned sister, Ruth in Massilon, Ohio. Ruth has been shunned by the Berlin, Ohio Amish community because she married an Englisher. After coming to Ruth, Becca decides that being Amish and following the Ordnung is not for her. She is also a midwife who helps Dr. Matt in his medical practice, eventually falling in love with him much to the consternation of his wealthy parents.
I liked the premise of the story, but the book was hard to read. I felt that the writing was choppy and that at times I was reading a grade school primer. I would suggest that the writer try to smooth out the dialogue and make it more realistic. The writer’s style took a lot away from the story for me.
A modern new century brings a young Amish woman an unexpected new life—and a chance to discover love's true way home…
Ohio, 1899. Soft-spoken midwife Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith's strict rules—until her fiancé 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. . .