Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Molly Jebber & Liza’s Second Chance

Posted February 5, 2018 by meezcarrie in Amish, Author Interview, Christian, giveaway, Molly Jebber, romance / 37 Comments

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 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?

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Hi Molly! Welcome to the blog!

apples or oranges

Molly: Apples – I don’t like to peel the thin skin on oranges!

Carrie: Oranges are so tedious…

winter or summer

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 😀

dogs or cats

Molly: I like both! Otis, my daughter’s little dog is precious!

Carrie: awww!

coffee or tea

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?

Molly: Writing.

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!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

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Follow along with the tour for more chances to win!

What about you? Do you prefer flipflops or fuzzy socks?

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37 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Molly Jebber & Liza’s Second Chance

  1. Perrianne Askew

    I love books about second chances! I am a fuzzy socks kind of person. I really don’t like flip flops. Thank you for the interview and giveaway opportunity.

    • Hi Perrianne,

      It’s funny you say that about fuzzy socks. I just bought six pair of the fuzzy/cozy socks at Walgreens the other day, and I wear them all the time around the house. I can’t stand to wear my flip flops around the house or any other shoes. I’m so glad you visited here today!! Thank you for commenting, and for entering the contest!

  2. Kay Garrett

    I use to wear both but as I’ve gotten older and found that I don’t bounce too well, I try to stick to regular shoes. Late in the evenings if I want to ‘rest’ by feet I do wear a pair of houseshoes but they are ones with a heel to them to keep my foot where it’s suppose to be. 🙂

    • Hi Kay,

      You’re smart to wear shoes that keep you balanced. And they are better for your feet. I’m so glad you visited here today! I love this site, and Carrie always does such a nice job with her blog. I hope you entered the contest.

  3. Emma Stuck

    I am looking forward to reading Liza’s Second Chance .I enjoy reading your books.Have a wonderful week.

  4. Jackie Tessnair

    This is a great post! Great questions Carrie! I loved reading this post and I am looking forward to reading this book Molly.Thanks for sharing!

  5. Janet Estridge

    I use flip flops almost all the time except for when it gets cold, then I’ll switch to fuzzy socks. I live in Florida so you know how cold it gets here.

  6. Winnie Thomas

    Fun interview, Carrie and Molly. This sounds like an interesting book.

    I like fuzzy socks or slipper in the winter, but I usually go barefoot in the house when it’s summer. I’ll wear flip flops if I go out.

  7. Natalya Lakhno

    “God doesn’t promise us life will be easy. He does promise never to forsake us.” So so true!!!

  8. Tracey Hagwood

    I recognize Molly’s name from the Avid Readers of Christian Fiction on FB group. That’s one of the things I love about online groups, the opportunity to meet new authors and discover new books. I love all the Amish pictures on Molly’s Pinterest page. Thanks for the interview and the chance to get to know Molly a little better.

  9. Evangeline

    As I have gotten older…and due to several falls…I now wear a good shoe during the day, but I love my fuzzy socks in the evening when I am ready to sit down with a good book! ? I have not yet read anything by Molly, and this one sounds like a great place to start! Thanks for the giveaway! ??????

  10. Really enjoyed the interview, I too love my flip flops, but in the winter fuzzy socks are a must. Chai tea is my drink of choice, tastes so good on a chilly winters day. Love your books, Have read them all and can’t wait to read this new one.

  11. Connie Saunders

    I was a flip-flop kind of gal for many years but aging feet now dictate a shoe that offers more support. Thanks for a great interview!

  12. I just posted my review of Liza’s Second Chance on my blog yesterday. I loved this story and can’t wait to continue the series!!

    Now that we live in Upstate I love fuzzy socks but when we lived in Arizona it was flip flops for five straight years!?

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