My latest read is “Huckleberry Hill,” by Jennifer Beckstrand. This is the first title in the “Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill” series, and I was given a free copy of this book by Kensington Publishers through netgalley.com, with the understanding that I would express my true thoughts with everyone looking at this post.
Lia Shetler has resigned herself to being an old maid. After all, she is almost 24, has severe burn scares on one hand, and towers over all the eligible men in her small Amish settlement. Who would want a bride like that?
Then she is sent to Huckleberry Hill for the summer and her hosts, Anna and Felty Helmuth, introduce her to their grandson, Moses Zimmerman. Sparks fly between the two, but Moses’ dreams of marriage have all ready been dashed once, when his fiancée decide to leave both him and their faith behind three years ago to find her place in modern society. He promised to wait, but should he? Or should Lia be allowed to heal his battered heart? Can Lia convince her parents that she deserves happiness, too? Or will she be forced to continue to focus on making sure her delicate younger sister finds a suitable match?
This novel will delight fans of Amish fiction. I enjoyed getting a glimpse into the Plain lifestyle, and this light romance with engaging characters is pleasant way to spend an afternoon. It is definitely fitting to share with general audiences, but those twelve years and up will likely benefit the most from the important Christian concepts shared. My rating is five out of five stars, so this is one to put on your “to read” list. I am glad I have the next installment ready to go! Until we meet again…