Saturday, March 1, 2014

Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand And a GIVEAWAY!!!

I am very happy to announce that I am hosting a giveaway for 2 signed copies of Huckleberry Hill.  Two lucky winners will receive a copy of Huckleberry Hill.  Thanks so much, Jennifer for this great opportunity! 
To enter:

1. Please leave a comment at the end of the post.
2. Leave your email address in a safe mode such as Janedoe at yahoo dot com.  If no address is shown, I will not be able to contact you.
3.Share the link and tell me where you have shared for an extra entry.
4.  Contest open to US residents only
5.Contest ends Wednesday April 23rd. 2014 at 8:00 pm MST.  After the winners have been notified, they will have 2 days to respond, or another winner will be chosen. 

A truly CAPTIVATING book!  I almost wanted to call in sick from work so that I could finish the book!  So instead, I stayed up reading that night till I had finished every page.  Now the only sad part is that the next book, "Huckleberry Summer" isn’t out till June.  One thing is for certain!  I will be reading it!

I have no idea how I will write this review without a spoiler, I just want to share everything about it.  I loved it.  And I will have to hold myself back from giving away all the secrets!

Lia Shetler has been blessed with a lot of height.  So much so that she is the one her Mamm turns to when there is a need to reach something on a high cupboard.  Unfortunately, as far as finding the right man, the height seems to be a detriment.  Her family, especially her father and sister Rachel, seem to remind her of that often.  As a result, she has resigned herself as not being worthy of someone’s affections. 

She has the opportunity to go to another Amish town, Bonduel, to help with two elderly people, Anna and Felty doing chores and helping them with jobs around the home and property that they are no longer able to do.  As Lia arrives, she meets the also tall and very handsome, Moses, their grandson.  Anna and Felty also have a little bit of an “ulterior motive” as they plan to play match maker with Lia and Moses. 

When Lia writes home about handsome Moses, her father decides this will be the perfect man for his other, much prettier and petite, daughter Rachel.  And he insists that Rachel and Lia trade places.  This is very disappointing to Lia, who, although she won’t admit it, does seem to have a little spark of interest growing inside her heart.
Rachel, although very pretty, is spoiled and “delicate” due to an illness earlier in her life.  As a result, she is pampered by her family.  She meets Moses after her arrival to Bonduel and clearly wants to spark his interest.  Lia manages to return to Bonduel and both sisters are in the home of Anna and Felty. 

The conflicts that arise between the young ladies is most interesting to read and you see the caring Lia and the pampered Rachel clash.  Rachel reports everything to her father and he comes to Bonduel.  Clearly on the side of Rachel as he makes all the decisions. 

In this book, you clearly see different qualities in strong characters.  Each manifesting them in opposite ways.  There are many twists and turns in this book and that will keep any reader totally fascinated in this wonderful Amish romance.  If you like Amish fiction you will LOVE this book.  It is now probably one of my favorites!  The characters grab you from the start.  The cute Anna and Felty, handsome Moses and Sweet, hard-working Lia, all countered by spoiled Rachel and firm, unyielding Dat Shetler all make for the most lively, fun, and heartwarming reads.  Highly recommend this book!
The Winners are:  Emma and Juanita! 



  1. Sonja,
    Thank you so much for your review. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed Huckleberry Hill. I hope readers love my characters, especially Anna and Felty. I wrote them to be the grandparents everybody wishes they had.
    Have a blessed day!

  2. I would love to win. angelachesnut(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. I have read Huckleberry Hill and LOVED it. Anna and Felty are wonderful characters.
    Marsha C.

  4. I am looking forward to reading Huckleberry Hill.Please enter me in contest.Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Have a wonderful week.

  5. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Huckleberry Hill!
    My email is kbmceuen(at)yahoo(dot)com.
    I shared about your giveaway on my book contest board on Pinterest.
    Brittany McEuen

  6. Would love to win. Shaun srpaulsen3(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. would love to win this book thaks for the contest good luck all

  8. Love to read this, have yet to read Jennifers book(s).


  10. Thank you for a chance to win one of your books.


  11. Thank your for the give away, I would love to read your book.

  12. .Shared the link on facebook..I enjoy reading your books.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Have a wonderful week.