Book Review: Two Suitors for Anna Series: A Keepsake Pocket Quilt Novel, Book 3 by Molly Jebber

"...we all make mistakes, but the lessons we learn from them are what counts." (56)

Title:  Two Suitors for Anna
Series: A Keepsake Pocket Quilt Novel, Book 3
Author:  Molly Jebber
Publisher:  Zebra Books
Release Date:  January 31, 2016
Genre: Inspirational Amish Historical Fiction

In 1903 Ohio, a young Amish woman must choose between the life she has long planned for and a new, very different future…

Since Anna Plank moved to Berlin, Ohio, with her widowed mamm and two schweschders, she’s found a real sense of belonging. As soon as her beloved Noah Schwartz proposes, they’ll begin a new chapter here together. But Noah has a surprise for Anna: once they’re married, he wants them to travel and live in other communities. Anna, who loves her home and her job at the quilt shop, is distraught when he takes her hesitation as rejection—and leaves.

Daniel Bontrager’s arrival adds to Anna’s confusion. Since taking over his late brother’s farm, the handsome roofer has offered friendship and gentle attentions. Yet the pull of first love is strong and deep, especially when Noah returns. Through each revelation, Anna must search her faith for guidance, knowing she is choosing not just a husband, but a life to nurture and to share…

Two Suitors for Anna by Molly Jebber is the third book in A Keepsake Pocket Quilt collection. Having read both book 1, A Change of Heart and 2, Grace's Forgiveness I was eager to continue this series to the third one. What a pleasant change! Not the environment or the atmosphere. I think what I find is what I had been critical about in the previous books about choppy dialogues have indeed smooth out by this third installment. Not that it change the dynamics of the story, but it releases the kinks and make it read smoother.

As to the story, Anna's story is one of friendship and love. It's a little different from the other characters, since Anna had two suitors. Yet, I question Anna's feelings or rather why for some of her actions. It's also what makes this story so relatable, even though it's set in the early 20th century.  Though I can't say I relate to Anna more than Grace's story, I do find Two Suitors for Anna well crafted and will have you turning the page. For me, I finished it in one sitting, and thought the story flowed nicely.  I definitely look forward to more stories in this collection, hopefully one for Leah, Anna's sister. Her story in this book was one I hope will be a nice backstory for when she's ready to be the star in her book.

Please note: I received an ARC which is an uncorrected proof. Quotes I quoted are not to be re-posted. Thank you. 

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Molly 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!
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