Huckleberry Summer | Jennifer Beckstrand


Huckleberry Summer by Jennifer Beckstrand

Today I am reviewing Huckleberry Summer, the second book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series by one of my favorite authors, the very talented Jennifer Beckstrand.

Here is a brief synopsis:

With one of their grandchildren happily married, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next matchmaking success. Because there’s nothing more rewarding than sparking unexpected love — and putting Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, on the map for romance.

Cautious to a fault, Lily Eicher strives to live up to her dat’s high standards.

She’s certainly not the kind of proper Amish girl who would make time for someone as impetuous as the Helmuths’ grandson, Aden — even if his lively spirit and caring ways are showing her just how wonderful following her heart can be. . .

Recklessly doing the right thing got Aden into big trouble.

A fresh start at his grandparents’ is just what he needs. And shy, pretty Lily is turning his world upside down and making him want to prove he can do good within the rules.

But now both must find enough faith and understanding to risk pursuing their dreams — together. . .


Meet matchmakers Felty and Anna Helmuth in the HUCKLEBERRY HILL series by Jennifer Beckstrand. Tweet this!


Jennifer has done it again!

My daughter was on Jennifer’s street team when she received a copy of this book. We were preparing to leave for a weekend trip when it arrived in the mail and she teased me about getting to read the second book before I could.

Of course, I had the advantage, since she was driving! She handed over the book because she thought it would be safe… HA! Her plan backfired and I got to read it first!

I get car sick easily and never, ever read in the car — even maps. However, for almost four hours, we were in heavy traffic on the Interstate. I began reading, hoping it would distract me, because we were pretty much stopped most of the time anyway…

Whether I was blessed… or because the story was so good (or both)… I was sufficiently distracted, I never got car sick and I read more than two-thirds of the book while my daughter patiently followed the traffic to Knoxville.

When we finally arrived, not in three hours as we expected, but a whopping seven hours later, I reluctantly put it down for dinner, but later when my grandchildren were asleep, I eagerly picked it back up and read into the night until I finished it!

I was sure before I began reading that whoever Anna had picked out for Aden would be perfect for him… and it didn’t take him long to realize that she had picked well.

Now the problem would be to convince Lily… and more importantly, Lily’s dat. Oh my… this would not be an easy task, especially since the best catch in Bonduel, according to Lily’s dat, was also interested in her.

Reading it again, this time I knew what to expect from my favorite characters, and I was NOT disappointed — or bored. It was just as good as the first time I read it!

If you enjoyed the first book, you’ll love this one, too. If you haven’t read the first one (aptly titled, Huckleberry Hill) you need to get a copy and read it.

You’re gonna love it!


God bless you!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

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2 thoughts on “Huckleberry Summer | Jennifer Beckstrand

  1. Marilyn January 18, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Donna, I was smiling and laughing as I read your thoughts. Determination in reading a great book and prolonged trip!! Back to the book–Yes, I’m definitely adding all of these to my TBR list. I must see what Lily’s dat tries to do with matching Lily to a husband along with all the tactics by the grandparents. I look forward to your next review in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series by Jennifer!

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    • DJ Mynatt January 18, 2016 at 1:41 pm

      I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book…


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