Monday, September 9, 2013

A Little bit of Charm By Mary Ellis GIVEAWAY!

Rachel King has always wanted to work with horses, but when her handsome boss sweeps her off her feet, she starts to doubt everything in life, including her Amish faith. Horse breeder and trainer, Jake Brady dreams of winning the Kentucky Derby with his new colt. But how much is he willing to risk for a chance at fame and fortune? A Little Bit of Charm--a story about making choices that will last a lifetime. 
You must pick up a copy

Mary Ellis grew up close to the eastern Ohio Amish community, Geauga County, where her parents often took her to farmer's markets and woodworking fairs. She loved their peaceful, agrarian lifestyle, their respect for the land, and their strong sense of Christian community.

She and her husband now live close to the largest population of Amish in the country--a four-county area in central Ohio. They often take weekend trips to purchase produce, meet Amish families, and enjoy a simpler way of life.

Mary enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, bicycling and swimming. But her favorite pasttime is snorkeling, which she seldom gets to do living in Ohio. She is a former middle school teacher and a former saleswoman for the world's best chocolate company. Now she writes full-time and wonders why her house is still dusty and her garden has so many weeds. She is currently working on the New Beginnings series. Book 1-Living in Harmony is set in Maine and released in August. Book 2-Love Comes to Paradise is set in Missouri and will release in Feb 2013. Book 3-A Little Bit of Paradise is set in Kentucky and will release in July of 2013.

I am Mary's number on fan.
I fell in love with this book right from the start. The very first page has the words to the song Amazing grace ( Which I LOVE).
And the very first chapter has Rachel leaving Missouri heading to Kentucky ( Which I am a huge UK fan). So I knew this book was going to be a favorite of mine.
Boy was I right, I feel in love with Jake and was sad at one point in the book I will not give anything away. I soon became happy because the ending I did not see coming and I loved it. I always love when an Amish story turns out much different then most books do.
You do not want to miss this book. I HIGHLY recommend this great work of fiction.
I gave this book 5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the author herself for my honest review.


  1. I love amish books and Mary Ellis is a great author. Thanks Mary for the great review. I would love to win this book. Thanks!!!

  2. I to am a fan of Mary's so I am heading over to get my copy of this one right now. Thank you Mary.

  3. This book is already on my list. I love, love, love, books by Mary Ellis! Good review of this book Mary! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Judy B

  4. I am ready for this one, I have been waiting for it!

  5. A LITTLE BIT OF CHARM sounds like a wonderful book. I love the cover. Thank you, Mary, for the review and the chance to win this one. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  6. I simply love, love, love books about the Amish! Hope I win this one! Thanks Mary for your review!

  7. I'm a big fan of Amish books. I would love to win. Thanks for generous giveaway. The review was quite good.

  8. Replies
    1. James, You are the WINNER! Congrats, I will get your book right out to you!

  9. i would to win a copy of this book. thanks and God bless you. email is

  10. Wonderful review. Please enter me. Terri Clark

  11. This book has double meaning for me - I love anything connected with the Amish, & I live in Kentucky, just outside of Louisville (home of the Kentucky Derby).

    Mary Ellis has/had connections with the best of both worlds - books & chocolate(lol). I don't have any of Mary's books, & would love to read this one!

    Thank you to both Mary Ellis & Mary Jackson!



  12. Thanks Mary for the review. I wish I could get all of her books. They are all probably good. I would love to win this one. Thanks for the chance. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  13. Sounds like another great book by Mary Ellis. Ü


  14. Thanks for a great review, Mary! Wow! My list is growing again! LOL! I like it too when an Amish story takes a bit of a different turn.

  15. I love to reaf Amish books and Marys book are really good, i would love to win
    Shirley B

  16. Would love to get a free book in the mail from Mary.

  17. That was a great review! You have my peaked my curiosity. I have really enjoyed the other two books in this series and would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.
    Brittany McEuen

  18. I would so much love to read this book. It looks so interesting from what I have read in this review. I hope I have a chance to win this one! Would LOVE to! Thanks Mary!

  19. I can't wait to read A LITTLE BIT OF CHARM and find out more about Jake and the unexpected ending!! Thank you for another great review, Mary!

  20. Mary, thank you for your great review. A LITTLE BIT OF CHARM sounds like another great one! Thank you for the chance to win.