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Jessie And James by Jennifer Beckstrand

What’s Wrong With My Hat?

Jessie And James by Jennifer Beckstrand is the most charming Christian historical romance that warms the heart and soothes the soul.

Jennifer Beckstrand always writes such delightful novels that I sink into from the start. Jessie And James is wonderfully amusing. The lead character is a strong minded young woman who carries a large gun everywhere and isn’t afraid to use it! She meets her match in James who is a wonderful partner for verbal volleys.

The whole novel has a warm family atmosphere with characters bonding over the Word, food and song. Huge hearts realise that men are hungry not just for food but for God.

Characters need Jesus and the best way to show Jesus to them is by kindness. No one responds well to a verbal lashing. Jesus needs to be shown in our actions.

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Andrew by Jennifer Beckstrand

Absolutely Wonderful

Andrew by Jennifer Beckstrand is a most delightful contemporary Amish novel and the first book in The Petersheim Brothers series. I cannot wait for the subsequent books.

Whenever I pick up a Jennifer Beckstrand book I know that I will be in for a real treat and Andrew is no exception. Revisiting familiar faces from The Honeybee Sisters series, I settled down into known territory. Once again Bitsy imparted her wisdom “Boys are like stray cats. If you feed them once, they keep coming back.” There is an air of light-heartedness over the whole book even though there are some serious themes.

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A Courtship On Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand

Delightfully Amusing

A Courtship On Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand is the most delightful Amish romance. It is part of the Matchmakers Of Huckleberry Hill series but can be read as a stand-alone.

Once again Jennifer Beckstrand has produced the most wonderful heart warming, amusing and feel-good novel. Grandmother Anna is practicing her matchmaking skills again! “She had a reputation as a very good matchmaker and a very bad cook.” There is witty dialogue between the grandparents that makes the reader smile. Interfering in lives to join couples together is what Anna does best, much to the amusement of the reader.

The novel revolves around the new school teacher and her classroom. Teaching is more than just maths and English. It is about learning life lessons and caring. The teacher practices tough love to develop character. “Children learned best in an atmosphere of love.”

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Amish Brides by Various

Wonderful And Warm

Amish Brides is a trio of stories that will warm the reader’s heart. All three are similar but different, having themes in common. They are light hearted and highly amusing reads. Matchmaking can happen whether you are eight or eighty! I really enjoyed this trio of feel-good reads.

The Reluctant Groom by Jennifer Beckstrand is a delightful tale to begin this collection. It is full of humour, laughter and love. Matchmaking by an elderly grandparent certainly warms the heart. “All young men should be married before they make nuisances of themselves.” Reminiscent of the opening of Pride And Prejudice. It is also a study in grief. Grief that threatens to overwhelm. Grief that causes more guilt than happy memories. “I feel guilty even enjoying this cheese because Mary can’t.” We need to be happy because the person lived and not sad because they died. The Reluctant Groom was a wonderful, warm read that made the reader feel good.

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