Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Book Review: "Huckleberry Spring" by Jennifer Beckstrand

Anna Helmuth is up to her matchmaking ways again in "Huckleberry Spring".  This time, she lures their grandson Ben Helmuth back from Florida so he can help on Huckleberry Hill while Felty has surgery.  She talks Emma Nelson into helping her to grow a giant pumpkin in the hopes that Ben and Emma will rekindle their romance.  Ben had abruptly called off their engagement 8 months ago and moved away.  Emma is sure that her propensity for accidents is what drove Ben away, but Ben doesn't want to burden Emma with his secret, so they suffer heartache in silence.  Can they realize God's plan for their lives isn't always pretty, but to trust Him anyway?

"Huckleberry Spring" is the fourth in the "Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill" series.  I have read all but the very first in the series, as well as a novella ("Huckleberry Christmas").  Like the other books that I've read by Jennifer Beckstrand, I enjoyed reading this book as well.  It was a mystery to me why Ben kept saying he wasn't deserving of Emma's love until the pieces fell into place.  And even then, I guessed wrong!  I loved Emma and Ben and Mahlon and Lizzie and of course Anna and Felty.  I enjoyed the subplot story as well (which I did guess correctly)  I am glad that Ben grew in his walk with God and accepted His will for his life even if it wasn't easy.  I am glad that Emma realized she was strong and not just prone to accidents.

I would recommend this book to those who like Inspirational Amish Romances.

"Huckleberry Spring" is available in paperback:
  • Series: Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill
  • Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Zebra (January 27, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1420136496
  • ISBN-13: 978-1420136494
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1 x 6.8 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 1128 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1420136496
  • Publisher: Zebra Books (January 27, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

I received a free eBook Advance Readers Copy from Kensington Books through netgalley in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Ed & Dottie said...

Sounds like a can't put down kind of book. Will have to read it some day.