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.
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