Sunday, June 15, 2014

Looking for a GREAT summer read? Its a Give-away! Huckleberry Summer!

Jennifer Beckstrand has most graciously offered an autographed copy of her fun read, Huckleberry Summer! 

Contest Rules:
Please leave a meaningful comment as to why you would love to read this book! 

And be absolutely certain to leave your email address posted in a safe way ( jane doe at xxx dot com)  Those without email address will not be chosen to win.

Offer open to US mailing addresses, only. Contest ends June 22.

My review:

I loved Jennifer's book, Huckleberry Hill, so I really didn't doubt at all that this would be another winner.  I was right.  It is a winner!
Even the cover is fun!  What I enjoyed so much about this book was the fresh story-line with interesting twists and turns.  I never quite knew what would happen next.  That always keeps me reading.  A real attention keeper for me!

In this story Lily is working for Anna and Felty Helmuth, who we met in the earlier book of this series, Huckleberry Hill.  Anna has a little match-maker goal of getting a wife for her grandson, Aden.  Lily is the young woman Anna has in mind to make a perfect match for Aden.  There is a definite problem here as Lily's father hears about Aden's past which includes several arrests and jail time.  This does not sit well with Lily's protective father at all. 

Lily's father has the perfect match for Lily, as well. Tyler Yoder, the wonderful flawless Amish man is the one, the only one, that is good enough for his daughter, Lily.  Tyler and Aden are both interested in Lily but Lily is warned by her Dat that she should stay away from Aden and his schemes.

As Lily becomes more acquainted with Aden, she can't help falling for Aden.  How will this ever work out when her father is so opposed to all things "Aden"?

Aden convinces Lily to come along to check out a possible "puppy mill" only to have the police arrive to arrest them for trespassing.  This totally causes Lily to refuse to see Aden which in turn makes Lily's Dat a happy man.  Now the way is clear for Tyler Yoder who soon sees a happy future ahead with Lily.

You will need to read the book to find out what happens.  But I can tell you that this is a book you won't want to put down until you have reached the end of the book.  I really enjoyed this book.  Jennifer Beckstrand is fast becoming one of my favorite authors!

You can find Jennifer's webpage here!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Kensington Publishing Corp. in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review. 



  1. Thank you for a great review of Huckleberry Summer by Jennifer Beckstrand.
    I loved the excerpt ! This looks like a very inspiring story. I have not had the pleasure of reading any of Jennifer's books yet but I would feel very Blessed to be able to do so. All her reviews have been great.
    Thank you Blessings;

  2. I'm not sure how meaningful it is, but I just LOVE the Amish. And I love reading anything based on the simple existence. The simplicity of their lives but yet so meaningful &touching draws me in.


  3. Have not read any of Jennifer's books.. yet..but want to. Love the covers!

    1. I will need your email if you are the winner, Loretta. Thanks!

  4. First of all the cover and title of this book was eye catching to me and it would definitely catch my interest in this book. Second of all, the story line sounds like a great read for the summer time or anytime! It's definitely a book I would read if I had the opportunity to. Thank you for the chance to win this book, but if I'm not the lucky one, I'll definitely be keeping my out to purchase it. Thank you!

  5. I love reading Amish fiction. The cover of this book is very eye catching. It sounds like a wonderful story. Plus I love your books. ~ blessings.~ lisastifler(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. Thanks for the review, Sonja! I saw the real-life Pilot on Sunday and he is every bit as cute in the book!

  7. I read Huckleberry Hill and enjoyed it very much. I am sure i will like this one as well.

  8. My mother introduced me to reading books about the Amish. I don't think I have ever read one that I didn't feel like I could finish quick enough just so I could see how it turned out. If I read a book that my mother hasn't then when I am finished I let her read it and vice-versa. The Amish seem to have so many less distractions than the English and it is something that all of us can learn from.

  9. I love the tender stories of the Amish.

  10. I'm a huge fan of any fiction or nonfiction regarding the Amish. The cover art of this book is also very appealing....I love the dog. :)

    eeyoregirl2009 at aol dot come

  11. I read the first of the series and loved it. My favorite characters are Anna and Felty. I have to see what they are up to.

  12. I am looking forward to reading Huckleberry Summer.Huckleberry Summer sounds wonderful.Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com..Have a wonderful week.

  13. I love reading Amish fiction and I would love to read Huckleberry Hill. Love the cover!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. I would love to win this book. I am undergoing Lyme treatment right now and it is hard to get out for anything other than very basic essentials. I read Huckleberry Hill on my kindle and absolutely loved it. Although Nellie Olsen and Laura Ingalls weren't sisters, they are exactly who I thought of when I read it. I can just see Nellie behaving like Rachel and Harriet like Rachel's parents. I'm looking forward to reading Huckleberry Summer but am determined to wait until I can get it in paperback because I want to have it on hand to read over and over. :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. I want to read Huckleberry Summer, cause I've read Huckleberry Hill and love it.
    Carolyn Jefferson

  16. What a story line, I would enjoy reading it & finding out if they were meant to be!
    d_stevens @

  17. I so want this book to read! It looks very fun and enjoyable!

  18. How have I missed this author? I regularly search for authors who write Amish stories, so I am really happy to discover Jennifer's books. I am going to order the first book in the series right away. lisajcowell (at) cs (dot) com