Thursday, June 1, 2017

"Return to Huckleberry Hill"by Jennifer Beckstrand Book Tour and Give Away

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Return To Huckleberry Hill
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Book: Return to Huckleberry Hill
Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
Genre: Inspirational Amish Romance
Release Date: May 30, 2017
When it comes to matchmaking, Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin’s unstoppable octogenarians Anna and Felty Helmuth never seem to run out of opportunities—or grandchildren…
Reuben Helmuth is plenty bitter. John King, his best friend—or so he thought—is engaged to the girl Reuben loved. Humiliated, Reuben flees from Ohio to his grandparents’ home on Huckleberry Hill, where he knows he’ll find comfort. He’s enjoying wallowing in his misery—until John’s sister, Fern, shows up. She won’t stop pestering Reuben about forgiveness—or trying to help him find love again. Yet Fern’s efforts only reawaken Reuben’s long-buried feelings—for her…
With her brother too ashamed to face Reuben, it’s fallen to Fern to help mend fences. But as she and the Helmuths do all they can—even organizing a knitting club event filled with eligible girls—it may take one more challenge to inspire Reuben to forget his heartache, recognize his own blunders, and embrace the true love that’s right in front of him…

My Review
"Return to Huckleberry Hill" by Jennifer Beckstrand is the 7th book in the (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill) series. It is just as good as the other books in this series. I love the humor of the characters. I don't think I would like to sample any of Annie's new recipes because I am not the adventurous type.

This book is a love story like the others and matchmaking at it's best. In this book not only is Anna trying to make a love match but the single girls all try to get Reuben to notice them.

This book surprised me a little as one of the characters was not anything like we all expect Amish characters to be. And yes, I know a name is just a name, but that character's name was Sadie. I was like no Sadie can't be the spiteful one because Sadie was my grandma's name and she was my hero. I know silly but just being honest here.

I really laughed out loud at some of the tasks that Reuben is asked to do because of his price.

This story is about being betrayed ( at least in Reuben's mind) and how forgiveness can change everything.  It is also about how sometimes the best thing is right in front of you and you can't see it. 

This story also featured a friendship between two girls and I found myself wondering if what they shared could really be called a friendship.

I am giving "Return to Huckleberry Hill" by Jennifer Beckstrand five stars! These books are humor and love at it's best. 

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own!

About the Author
jennifer Beckstrand 1Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hillseries and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth and the Honeybee sisters’ aendi Bitsy. Jennifer has a degree in mathematics and a passion for Jane Austen and Shakespeare. She and her husband have been married for thirty-two years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and soon-to-be six adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.

Guest post from Jennifer Beckstrand

Anna Helmuth is starting a knitting club, but that’s not all she’s got up her sleeve. 

My family. I have five sisters and no brothers. I think my mom made every dress in this photo, including her own.

In Return to Huckleberry Hill, Anna Helmuth and Fern King decide to start a knitting club in order to introduce Anna’s grandson Reuben to some girls from Bonduel, Wisconsin. Anna is a very good knitter, with years of practice making baby blankets, scarves, mittens, and potholders. One of Anna’s scarves actually saved someone’s life, and her potholders have helped her make many a match.
When I was a young teenager, I learned how to knit and crochet. My mom taught me how to sew and quilt, and I made several of my own dresses in high school. I never learned to love sewing, but it was an invaluable skill that I am so grateful to have. Now that I’m a little older, I love putting together simple quilts for baby gifts and making quilts for the local children’s hospital. There is nothing like a homemade gift to say, “I care about you.”
I have a friend who is a wonderful cook. Making a delicious, beautiful meal is how she tells her family she loves them. I don’t consider myself a great cook, but I still take pride in putting something nutritious and satisfying on the table for my family.
It seems to me that some of the “home arts” that our mothers and grandmothers practiced are dying out. Who knows how to tat anymore? Or embroider? Some of these arts have died because of expediency. Who doesn’t think today’s stocking choices are more comfortable and practical than knitted wool ones? Others have died out because so few people want to learn.
What about you? Do you still practice any of the home arts that your grandmother did? What do you want to pass on to the next generation?

Blog Stops

May 23: cherylbbookblog
May 24: A Greater Yes
May 25: Just Commonly
May 30: Quiet Quilter
May 31: Bigreadersite 
June 2: Pause for Tales


To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away a $15 Amazon gift card to three lucky winners!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!


  1. I love Amish fiction, so I'd love to read a book by this author. I've heard her books are GREAT!

    1. Thank you, Susan! I hope you pick up "Return to Huckleberry Hill." It's very romantic. :)

  2. they are! I have really liked all of her books and series

    1. Thank you, Debbie! You are so kind. I have loved writing them!

  3. Debbie, thank you so much for having me on your blog today! I'm sorry about Sadie. Now I'll have to write an Amish with a nice Sadie, just for you. :) :) :)

  4. Can't wait to read this book! Love the series!!!

  5. Like Amish fiction...looking forward to read this book.

  6. I knit a little and crochet a little. I am an uber beginner at both arts. :)