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Huckleberry Christmas | Jennifer Beckstrand

 


Huckleberry Christmas
is the third book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series by Jennifer Beckstrand.

Here is the synopsis for Huckleberry Christmas:

Now that they’ve happily married off two of their grandchildren, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next matchmaking challenge.

What better way to celebrate the most heartwarming of seasons–and make Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, the place for unexpected love…

A difficult marriage has left the Helmuths’ widowed great-granddaughter, Beth, finished with wedlock. She’s content to live with them and make a life for herself and her toddler son.

But once she turns down handsome Tyler Yoder’s proposal, it seems only fair to encourage him to find a suitable wife.

Trouble is, his gentleness and generous ways are showing her how joyous a real meeting of hearts can be…

After a failed courtship, Tyler thought the best he could hope for in a wife was mere companionship. But spirited Beth is the one he longs to protect, and hold close. Earning her trust is the hardest thing he’s ever had to do.

And soon, both will discover that forgiveness and understanding are gifts that only rekindled faith — along with the happiest of holidays — can bring.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

I find it close to impossible to choose a favorite from the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series!

Huckleberry Hill was my favorite story… until Huckleberry Summer came out and I read it… then it was my favorite — I loved it when Lily called Aden’s dog Piecrust!

Now I have a new favorite… Huckleberry Christmas!

Oh my… it is perfect!

I don’t have a clue how Jennifer’s books just keep getting better and better, but that’s my honest opinion! They just keep getting better!

Not only does Jennifer continue to amaze us with her wonderful stories with Anna and Felty, but each book adds new characters to the ones we previously met, and the surprises, along with twists and turns, keep us glued to each book (or our tablets)!

Take a woman who has been submissive for too many years, with too many others taking advantage of her, of treating her more unkindly than they probably would their horses or other animals.

Yes! It was past time for her to finally begin to stand up for herself; only did she have to just when the perfect man appeared and wanted to help!

OK, no more hints or clues… but let me assure you that you’ll love this story; it’s absolutely wonderful!

Happy Reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © DJ Mynatt 2016

The Devoted | Suzanne Woods Fisher

 

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Today I am reviewing The Devoted… the third book in The Bishop’s Family series by Suzanne Woods Fisher.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Fan Favorite Suzanne Woods Fisher Offers Readers Tender Romance, Humor, and Plenty of Surprises

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Restless and adventurous, Ruthie Stoltzfus is right on the cusp of leaving her Amish home. Secretly, she’s earned her GED, saved her money—but she can’t quite set her journey into motion. Just as everything falls into place, along comes Patrick Kelly.

Patrick is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time is of the essence and every moment is to be cherished—especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.

Ruthie’s next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to a flame. Rebellious, headstrong, defiant, Luke will do anything to win Ruthie back—and Patrick Kelly is in his way.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred—and the promise of hopes fulfilled—complete with Fisher’s signature twists that never fail to leave readers delighted.

 

MY THOUGHTS:

In this long-awaited novel, Suzanne takes us back to Stoney Ridge to follow along Ruthie Stoltzfus’ journey. It is not an easy one—and not one, but two young men stand in her path to leaving the plain life.

There is much more to Ruthie than what you see on the surface. She has secrets. She has dreams. She has plans. What is keeping her in Stoney Ridge? Could it be her family . . . or the new young man in town . . . or the boy next door — the ex-boyfriend who is determined to win her back?

I’m not certain even Ruthie knows, but something is holding her back.

Will she choose faith, family and love — or will she set off on her own to explore a world outside of Stoney Ridge?

You’ll have to read it to find out. In fact, I recommend you read the whole series. You’ll be blessed by it.

Happy reading!

 

God bless you!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt

 

 

 

To purchase your copy, click here.

About the Author

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Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a copy of The Devoted and an iPad Mini 2 16GB! Click here to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/a60b

 

 

February 2015 MARATHON | Ruth Reid

 

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I am dedicating the month of FEBRUARY on my bookshelf blog to:

RUTH REID

Ruth has graciously offered to sponsor 3 weekly giveaways
and 1 (one) GRAND PRIZE giveaway!

 
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ONE WINNER will be selected each Saturday during the month… these 3 WINNERS will each receive one of Ruth’s inspiring books — autographed — and sent to you directly from the author!

The GRAND PRIZE WINNER will be selected (and announced) on the last Saturday of this month… February 28th… and will receive three of Ruth’s books!

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to win a book by RUTH REIDTweet this!

 

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For a chance to win one of Ruth’s books, do the following:

1) follow this blog (if you don’t) and…

2) leave a comment for Ruth (or me)

** Please put your first name in your comment (but don’t put your email address!)
 
Now go enter! And tell all your friends about this contest!
  

Want to WIN an inspiring romance novel by Ruth Reid?Tweet this!

 

Blessings!

 

Please remember that giveaways are limited to US residents only. Visit my giveaway rules page for a complete explanation of the terms and conditions of this giveaway.

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Happy Birthday | Aynne Cynar Marathon

 

 

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AYNNE

Have a blessed birthday!

 

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January 2015 Week #5 WINNER | Aynne Cynar Marathon

 

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It’s time to announce the weekly winner for an autographed copy of

Erased With Grace!

 

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GAIL H

 

I will be contacting you via e-mail
to let you know what you need to do to collect your prize.

THANK YOU to everyone for entering!

And keep coming back to read reviews and share posts next month…

You can find more about Aynne on her WEBSITE

 

God bless you!

 

Copyright © 2013-2015 donnasbookshelf.

January 2015 Debut Author Marathon | Aynne Cynar

 

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I am dedicating the entire month of JANUARY on my bookshelf blog to:

FIVE GIFTED DEBUT AUTHORS

Each week I will be featuring a new author!

These five authors are especially talented in their respective genres.

 

The featured author for week five is…

AYNNE CYNAR

 
My daughter attended a local ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writer) meeting last October 2014. While chatting with others, she mentioned that her mother — that would be me — reviews books.

Aynne Cynar, who was also attending the meeting, gave my daughter a book for me to review… well, since it wasn’t going to be published until mid January, I put in on my TBR (to be read) bookcase, past the ones due in December — and didn’t really think of it again until recently.

I had promised the other authors that I would feature them in January 2015, so I worked diligently on their weeks. Then I ran across Aynne’s book. Now Aynne hadn’t asked me to feature her — just to review her book. But once I began reading Erased With Grace, I knew I had to include her in this special debut author month! I quickly contacted Aynne, worked out the details, and now Aynne is my 5th debut feature!
 

Don’t miss this heart-warming debut novel by Aynne CynarTweet this!

 

THIS is our FINAL debut author giveaway for January…

ONE WINNER will be selected to receive the FINAL giveaway book… autographed and sent to you from the author!

 

For a chance to win Aynne’s book, do the following:

1) follow this blog (if you don’t)

2) leave a comment for one of the featured authors

** Please put your first name in your comment (but do not add your email address)

  

Erased With Grace reminds us that we serve a supernatural God!Tweet this!

 
Now go enter! And tell all your friends about this contest!

Winning

Blessings!

 

Please remember that giveaways are limited to US residents only. Visit my giveaway rules page for a complete explanation of the terms and conditions of this giveaway.

Copyright © 2013-2015 donnasbookshelf.

January 2015 Week #4 WINNER | Nadine Brandes Marathon

 

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It’s time to announce the weekly winner for an autographed copy of

A Time to Die!

 

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DEANNA S

 

I will be contacting you via e-mail
to let you know what you need to do to collect your prize.

THANK YOU to everyone for entering!

And keep coming back to read reviews and share posts next month…

You can find more about Nadine on her WEBSITE
 
 

Our featured author for next month — February — is the wonderful, talented…

 

RUTH REID

 

God bless you!

 

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