As part of the Celebrate Lit blog tour for Liza’s Second Chance, I’m delighted to welcome Molly Jebber to the blog today!
Molly Jebber’s books have been featured on Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Ten Recommended Reads, in USA Today’s HEA, Romantic Times and many other media sites. She’s tours and speaks about Amish history/traditions, writing, marketing, publishing, and about her books. She loves God, her family, friends. She enjoys swimming, golf, reading, and says yes to butterscotch pie and parasailing, but no to coconut and skydiving! Visit www.mollyjebber.com for a complete list of her books and speaking events.
Her latest release, Liza’s Second Chance, released January 30, 2018 from Zebra!
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?
Hi Molly! Welcome to the blog!
Molly: Apples – I don’t like to peel the thin skin on oranges!
Carrie: Oranges are so tedious…
Molly: Summer. Happiest when I can see my toes in flipflops!
Carrie: I am happiest when my toes are tucked away in comfy fuzzy socks 😀
Molly: I like both! Otis, my daughter’s little dog is precious!
Molly: Not a coffee drinker. Tea for sure. The taste and soothes my stomach and relaxes me.
Carrie: Tea does seem like it would be very soothing.
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Carrie: Writing is totally a superpower!
Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?
Molly: Mickey and Minnie Mouse – The cartoons and books.
Carrie: anything Disney is such fun!
Q: Writing spaces are as diverse as authors and books. Where is your favorite space to write?
Molly: I love to write at the beach, pool, and in my offices. I have to have it quiet. No television or radio. I even find it distracting to have snacks. And time flies when I write. My husband checks on me if I haven’t surfaced for a few hours. LOL
Carrie: haha!!! Good hubby ♥
Q: Describe your main characters, and tell me who you would cast in their roles if Hollywood wanted to produce Liza’s Second Chance as a movie!
Molly: Liza is strong and loving. She’s a nurturer. She’s cautious, level-headed, and open to new things. Carrie Underwood. Jacob is easy-going, wise, and patient. Tim Tebow. I think he’d be a good actor! Ellie is Jacob’s daughter – a feisty, rebellious, and determined girl. I am at a loss with who would play her.
Carrie: I think Carrie Underwood & Tim Tebow would be an awesome combo!
Q: What surprised you about Liza’s Second Chance or your characters as you wrote their story?
Molly: The way they react to hardships and their response to big decisions involving others that have a big impact on their lives.
Carrie: Reactions to hardship and big decisions often tells us a lot about a person, doesn’t it?
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Liza’s Second Chance?
Molly: God doesn’t promise us life will be easy. He does promise never to forsake us. Through Liza and Jacob, I’d like readers to feel good about Liza and Jacob’s strong faith but also feel compassion and good about their strengths and weaknesses as they face joys, heartaches, mayhem, and make big decisions. I want them to be surprised at things that happen in the book, and when they close it, to feel like it was entertaining and time well spent.
Carrie: Those are worthy goals ♥
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Molly: I’m finishing the second book in the Amish Charm Bakery Series – Ellie’s story. She’s Jacob’s daughter, and you’ll read about her in LIZA’S SECOND CHANCE. She’s quite the character! Her story will release in January, 2019.
To celebrate her tour, Molly is giving away a $75 Amazon gift card!!
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What about you? Do you prefer flipflops or fuzzy socks?