Sunday, December 6, 2015

"Huckleberry Hearts" (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill Book 6) By Jennifer Beckstrand Book Tour And A Giveaway

 Information at a Glance
Book: Huckleberry Hearts  (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill Book 6)
By Jennifer Beckstrand
Genre: Amish Fiction
Release date: November 24, 2015                                                
Book Information:
Young-at-heart octogenarians Anna and Felty Helmuth never miss the chance to find a perfect match for one of their grandchildren. And when their beloved Cassie returns to Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, Anna has a feeling they might soon have a doctor in the family…Though Cassie Coblenz left her Amish community to go to college, Mammi and Dawdi’s farm will always feel like home. It’s the ideal place for an extended study break—at least until her grandmother’s handsome Englisch doctor becomes a regular distraction. Zach Reynolds is the kind of heartbreaker Cassie has learned to avoid, no matter how charming he may be. 
Unlike every woman Zach has met in recent years, Cassie doesn’t fall at his feet. Strong, generous, beautiful within and without —she’s everything he could want. Yet the gulf between them deepens when a tragedy shakes his faith. Now the good doctor has one goal—to become a man who could be worthy of Cassie’s love…
“Full of kind, sincere characters struggling with the best ways to stay true to themselves and their beliefs.” –Publishers Weekly
Author Information
jennifer beckstrand
Jennifer Beckstrand is the bestselling Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in list of top ten inspirational books for 2014.
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. Jennifer has a degree in mathematics and a background in editing. She and her husband have been married for thirty years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and four adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.

My Review: "Huckleberry Hearts" (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill Book 6) By Jennifer Beckstrand is the 6th book in this series and the last one,( which is sad for this reader), as I loved each one and wanted to read more match matching schemes by Annie Helmuth.  

Even though this is the 6th book and some of the same characters are in each book, each book is a standalone and a complete story, and not redundant.  

"Huckleberry Hearts" as well as all the other books in this series focuses on Annie and Felty Helmuth  and their match matching. They are not your normal Amish couple. Annie loves to knit colorful sweaters, which is not normal, Amish don't usually wear anything but black. She also loves to knit pot holders and give them away. 

In this book Annie wants to match her granddaughter Cassie with an English doctor. Cassie has left the Amish way of life. But Cassie and the doctor don't immediately connect because the doctor is like every other English male that Cassie has learned to avoid. 

Do these two get together? I bet you want to know, so read this story. You won't be sorry that you did! These books have life messages within the pages such as this one quote “Even when we sin, even when our trouble is of our own making, Jesus doesn’t abandon us.” There are also moments in these books that has you laughing out loud. 

Yes, these books would be good books for anyone that likes the Amish genre or not and for anyone that likes a clean love stories and definitely for anyone that wants to escape reality for a short time.

I asked Jennifer Beckstrand in an online book chat "how did you come to write stories about match making and she replied I try to match make for my kids. So I guess that is why these books are so fun to read! 

I have given "Huckleberry Hearts" five stars. I was given an e-copy of Huckleberry Hearts from the Celebrate Lit Blogging Team in exchange for an honest review.

I really enjoyed "Huckleberry Hearts" so much that I had to get the rest of the collection from Amazon.

Link to purchase book

The give away is  The complete collection of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill

Link to giveaway

Tour Dates:

Nov 23: Kick off Celebrate Lit
Nov 25: Heidi reads
Nov 26: Artistic Nobody
Nov 28: Bukwurmzzz
Nov 28: Cassandra M’s (spotlight)
Nov 29: cherylbbookblog
Dec 3: Quiet Quilter
Dec 3: Southern Gal
Dec 6: Henry Happens


Carole said...

I enjoyed your review, Debbie. Wonder if Jennifer's track record at matchmaking is as good as Anna & Felty's?!!

Carrie Fancett Pagels said...

This sounds like a great read!!!

Debbie Curto said...
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Debbie Curto said...

I wonder about that also Carole and yes Carrie these books are great!

Suzanna said...

Sounds really good! Can't wait to read this series.

Suzanna said...

Sounds really good! Can't wait to read this series.

Jennifer said...

Nope! Not one match. It's probably because I don't knit. :)

Jennifer said...

Debbie, thank you for your very nice review! Don't worry, Anna and Felty will be back. They have so many more grandchildren to match up. You'll see Titus next Christmas. But Anna might have to learn how to crochet. :)

Marilyn R. said...

Debbie, Thank you for the nice review of Huckleberry Hearts. I'm looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for sharing.