Fabulous! Return To Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand (Review, Giveaway, Blog tour!)



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About the Book



 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…

About the Author


Jennifer 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.

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?

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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! https://promosimple.com/ps/b3b2

Review: Return to Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand. You gotta love Anna & Felty Helmuth and their matchmaking efforts. I am so delighted to read this latest book installment in this series. Jennifer sure captured my heart with this latest book bring it to life for me. It is a must read book! Be sure to get your copy today. I received a complementary copy of this book. This review is my honest opinion. 4.5 stars!


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15 responses to “Fabulous! Return To Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand (Review, Giveaway, Blog tour!)

  1. taswmom

    This sounds like a wonderful book. I love reading about the Amish and learning of their customs and beliefs. It’s so great to find good, clean romances!

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  2. Sounds like a great read.

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  3. I do a lot of old-fashioned things, but certainly not because my grandmother did them!


  4. I used to sew alot of my clothes years ago – I need to get back into it!!


  5. Cheryl, thank you for having me on your blog today. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. Good luck to everybody in the contest!


  6. I love this series.. Cannot wait to read this next book…


  7. No, I don’t know of anyone who tats anymore, I’ve never done it. It’s such a shame that we let things like that fall by the wayside….the same way as young people hardly know how to cook homemade anymore. I understand that time is short for everyone but still a shame.
    Would love to read your book Jennifer!


  8. I have been waiting for this one to come out, and also the Honeybee SIsters newest. Can’t wait! Love your writing? Have read everything!


  9. carlrscott

    We use a lot of those old home skills today. Cooking and baking traditional recipes. We also sew and do carpentry although not with the same degree of skill as those who made most of their own things. Thanks.


  10. lib1lady

    My grandmother used to crochet but when she tried to teach me I couldn’t grasp how to do it. Unfortunately, this “younger” generation hasn’t the time nor the patience to even sit still to learn any “home arts”.
    Janet E.


  11. I crochet some and knit a tiny bit. I’m an uber beginner. 🙂


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