Huckleberry Hearts Review

Huckleberry Hearts by Jennifer Beckstrand is a 352 page novel in the Christian Amish fiction genre. It is published by Zebra Publishers and was released on November 24, 2015. To purchase your copy, click here.

About the Book

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…

My Two Cents…

Huckleberry Hearts is a cute story that I fell in love with. I would definitely say that Anna and Felty are quite the characters! Cassie’s relationship with her Mammi made me cherish the relationship I have with my family. I love that Cassie is strong and she doesn’t back down from the things that she believes in. This is one of the few Amish books that I have enjoyed. Jennifer Beckstrand did a wonderful job with the way her story unfolds. It is captivating and exciting; her book leaves the reading wanting more!

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. This story was so much fun to read; there were just one or two inconsistencies that kept me from giving it five stars.

I would like to thank Jennifer Beckstrand and Celebrate Lit for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author

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 Examiner.com 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.

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Change of Heart Review

Change of Heart by Molly Jebber is a 288 page novel in the Amish Historical genre. It is published by Zebra and was released on June 20, 2015.  To purchase your copy, click here.

Overview

A modern new century brings a young Amish woman an unexpected new life—and a chance to discover love’s true way home…

Ohio, 1899. Soft-spoken midwife Becca Yost lived by her Amish faith’s strict rules—until her fiancé jilted her before their entire community. She’s never been away from home, but the bustling Englischer town of Massillon, Ohio, is a welcome unexpected refuge. Especially when she goes to work for Dr. Matt Carrington, who shares her passion for healing those in need. His outgoing spirit and gentle strength show Becca a surprising new world of choices—and irresistible love. But there is one formidable obstacle: Matt’s wealthy mother is determined her son will marry a society woman.

With her newfound resolve challenged, Becca decides that she and Matt must not be destined for each other after all. She accepts that she will have to forge a life alone—until a wrenching crisis and life-changing revelations teach her that true faith lies in all things, especially impossible second chances .

My Two Cents

Change of Heart is the best Amish book I have read so far. I’m normally not a big fan of Amish fiction, but I couldn’t not put this book down! This is a beautiful story about how love can conquer any obstacle. I loved watching Becca’s love story unfold as I continued to read. Becca is a strong woman who holds fast in her faith and trusts God during whatever trial comes her way. Matt is a strong and kind man who is absolutely perfect for Becca. They are such a cute couple and I was rooting for them from the start!

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.  It was a joy to read and kept me interested throughout the entire length of the novel. Like I said before, I don’t usually enjoy Amish fiction, but I am so glad I read this one!

Thank you to Molly Jebber and Celebrate Lit for a free copy of Change of Heart in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation was received and all views expressed are my own.

About the Author

Molly Jebber is an educational, motivational, and Women’s Christian Connection speaker. She was raised in a small town in the Midwest, and insists if you had blinked twice, you would’ve missed it. She loves God, her family and friends, sunshine, swimming and traveling to the Amish communities.  Creating historical Amish characters and throwing them into difficult situations and joyous times has been challenging and fun for her. The greatest reward she’s experienced in becoming an author is meeting wonderful people from all over the world who’ve been encouraging and supportive.

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