BOOK REVIEW | SPOTLIGHT ON Love by the Numbers by Laura V Hilton

COMING SOON from Laura V Hilton: Love by the Numbers

It’s back to Jamesport to see what’s new with our favorite Amish community!

 

About Love by the Numbers from Whitaker House:

After a buggy accident claims the life of her fiancé, Lydia Hershberger makes a fresh start in Jamesport, Missouri, managing a gift store. It isn’t long before she meets the young man hired to handle the bookkeeping—Caleb Bontrager, whose handcrafted cuckoo clocks are sold in the store.

And it isn’t long before Caleb has made up his mind about her: bright and sparkly but not right for him. Alarmed by his attraction to her, he determines to settle down with someone more practical. Less sparkle. More logic. But he can’t seem to shake his feelings for Lydia.

When false allegations by the bishop back home catch up with Lydia and threaten to ruin her reputation, can she clear her name and find lasting happiness? Or will her sunny disposition fade away into heartbreak?

 

COMING IN 2018!

GOD BLESS

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HAPPY READING!

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BOOK REVIEW | SPOTLIGHT ON The Christmas Admirer by Laura V Hilton

COMING SOON from Laura V Hilton: A NEW Christmas novel! Exciting!

 

About The Christmas Admirer from Whitaker House:

Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but when his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, he was now the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters. What woman would want to put up with that? Still, against his better judgment, he can’t help leaving her a gift now and then, anonymously addressing her name in big block print, just to catch a smile. Roses one month, maple syrup candy another; and maybe this time, something special for Christmas.

Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, but now the clock is ticking. Her father is selling his glass-blowing business, remarrying in January, and moving to Iowa with his bossy wife-to-be. Angry and frustrated, Susanna realizes she’s left with three options: one, go with Daed to his new home with a new mom; two, stay in Jamesport, Missouri, as an old maid; or, three, the best yet, flush out her mysterious secret admirer. But how could she be with anyone else when her heart is still with Benaiah?

 

COMING SEPTEMBER 2017!

GOD BLESS

and

HAPPY READING!

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BOOK REVIEW | SPOTLIGHT ON The Amish Wanderer by Laura V Hilton

Another excellent novel by Laura V Hilton about our favorite Amish community in Jamesport, Missouri!

Laura V. Hilton has written another amazing story!

Which is not really news to this reader. Laura’s stories are always amazing.

She has a particular talent for writing about the subjects that other authors shrink from… with heart, healing and hope!

The Amish Wanderer is no different. I will warn you that there is a very delicate subject within the pages, but—as usual—Laura handles it exceptionally well.

A story worth reading! An outcome worth waiting for! A love worth every agonizing step on the path that these characters have travelled

Pick up a copy of The Amish Wanderer today!

I just know you’re going to LOVE it!

 

Review © RLMiller 2017

5star

 

Here’s a bit more about The Amish Wanderer from Whitaker House:

Desperate for a Ticket Out
Bethany Weiss is ready to leave town. Tongues haven’t stopped clacking in Jamesport, MO, since her daed, the bishop, was admitted to a mental hospital after hurting their small Amish community. But her sharpest wounds Bethany hides from prying eyes, quietly biding her time until she can take a chance at a new life away from Jamesport and away from God.

Searching for a Home
Silas Beiler was kicked out of his own family’s home. Dogged by a rough childhood and a family who blames him for each new disaster, he begins hitchhiking across the country, sleeping in barns where he can, working for food when possible; headed for Pennsylvania, in the hope of some stability.

A Memory of Lemonade
When Bethany spies a man asleep in the hayloft, she first fears the return of an unwelcome suitor. But when it is Silas who turns and speaks, the memories flood back: a happy summer six years ago full of lemonade, long walks, and budding courtship. Now, however, those months of bliss seem naive and idyllic. Will their old love overcome new pain? Or will hurt and rejection continue to haunt their path?

 

GOD BLESS

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HAPPY READING!

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BOOK REVIEW | SPOTLIGHT ON Return to Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand

Can I just say… YAY! Finally, all my (OK…OK, impatient) waiting has paid off.

RETURN to Huckleberry Hill is HERE!

And, even more exciting, there’s already another book scheduled in the series! I will post more info below!

It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here!

And, OH MY WORD, It’s fantastic!

If you love Jennifer’s Matchmaker’s of Huckleberry Hill series (or any of Jennifer’s books really), do not miss Return to Huckleberry Hill

We’re back with Huckleberry Hill’s favorite matchmaking couple and this time, they have help from a dear sweet visitor who desperately wants to make amends for her brother.

Not that Anna and Felty need much help in the scheming department…

This is why I love Jennifer Beckstrand’s books so much! She entertains with colorful characters and kooky comedy—and all the while, she’s building an intricate plot that will keep you guessing to the very end. It’s wonderful!

Heartfelt stories. Characters you’ll fall in love with. Romance that you just know will last FOREVER!

You don’t want to miss a single one!

Review © RLMiller 2017

5star

 

More from Kensington about Return to Huckleberry Hill:

When it comes to matchmaking, Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin’s unstoppable octogenarians Anna and Felty Helmuth never seem to run out of opportunities—or grandchildren…

Reuben Helmuth is plenty bitter. John King, his best friend—or so he thought—is engaged to the girl Reuben loved. Humiliated, Reuben flees from Ohio to his grandparents’ home on Huckleberry Hill, where he knows he’ll find comfort. He’s enjoying wallowing in his misery—until John’s sister, Fern, shows up. She won’t stop pestering Reuben about forgiveness—or trying to help him find love again. Yet Fern’s efforts only reawaken Reuben’s long-buried feelings—for her…

With her brother too ashamed to face Reuben, it’s fallen to Fern to help mend fences. But as she and the Helmuths do all they can—even organizing a knitting club event filled with eligible girls—it may take one more challenge to inspire Reuben to forget his heartache, recognize his own blunders, and embrace the true love that’s right in front of him…

 

Click HERE for Jennifer’s author page on Kensington

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And don’t miss the next book in this wonderful series: set for release December 2017! (click the cover to see more on goodreads)

 

There’s nothing Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin’s irrepressible eighty-somethings Anna and Felty Helmuth like better than a challenge. And the chance to matchmake their feisty granddaughter is their most delightful task yet…

Elsie Helmuth’s plain-spoken ways got her in trouble once before, so she needs to make a good impression at her new teaching job in Huckleberry Hill. But she’s not about to let disabled student Wally Sensenig work below his potential. And she definitely won’t put up with his hot-headed older brother sabotaging her efforts, no matter how handsome he is. . .

Sam is nearly at the end of his rope caring for his ailing, widowed mother, working their farm, and raising his siblings. He’ll admit Elsie’s ideas are bringing Wally out of his angry shell—but why does she have to be as stubborn as she is pretty? Yet as it turns out, Elsie has taught Sam something about himself as well. And he’ll do whatever it takes to make up for his mistakes—and win her heart forever.

 

GOD BLESS

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HAPPY READING!

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BOOK REVIEW | SPOTLIGHT ON Sweet As Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand

I know this is book two in the series, but it is (yes, it still is…even after reading all of the others in this wonderful series) my absolute favorite of them all!

 

First, the designer in me has to mention just how much I LOVE this cover. I also LOVE that the publisher was so smart to keep the theme for all three covers, linking them effortlessly in readers’ minds. Genius!

And like my mother, if I have to choose between a new Jennifer Beckstrand story and sleep — I choose the book — every time!

This story starts off with a bang (almost literally) and it just gets better and better! No surprise there!

Of course, you have to feel for sweet Lily! And, this is one of those times I wanted to jump into the book and tell her what she can’t see because it’s right in front of her, but alas… I cannot.

And then there’s the *ahem* “schoolyard bully” who made fun of Lily—who you have to know, did that because he liked her…

Don’t look at me like that. You know I’m right.

Not the least bit surprised to say that this is another WONDERFUL story by Jennifer Beckstrand, with the comedic writing and colorful characters I love so much from her, a book that will have readers rushing to find book two… and then three!

And yes, I stayed up half the night to finish it. OF COURSE!

 

Review © RLMiller 2017

5star

 

More from Kensington about Sweet As Honey:

“Sweet as Honey is a warm, wonderful book filled with delightful characters, humor and tenderness. Jennifer Beckstrand writes lovely stories, sure to touch your heart.”–RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times bestselling author

 

Smart, kind, and good-hearted, the three Christner girls are affectionately known as The Honeybee Sisters in the beloved Wisconsin Amish community where, under the care of their aunt, they’ve grown into skilled beekeepers–and lovely, sought-after young women. . .

Though she has blossomed into a beauty, Lily Christner doesn’t really believe it. Deep down, she still feels like a lonely, gawky teenager. Maybe that’s why she’s all but promised herself to Paul Glick, the one boy who never teased her in her awkward girlhood–unlike Dan Kanagy, whose creative name-calling left her in tears many a time.

Now he’s back in town after two years away–and being surprisingly sweet, suspiciously attentive–and making Lily unsettlingly yet deliciously nervous. It seems Dan wants Lily’s forgiveness–and her heart. But can he convince her–not to mention her protective schwesters and aendi–that despite the past, her future lies with him?…

 

Click HERE for Jennifer’s author page on Kensington

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Click HERE for Jennifer’s website!

 

GOD BLESS

and

HAPPY READING!

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