Journey to New Heights

Journey to New Heights
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Huckleberry Summer by Jennifer Beckstrand

My book review today is on the book, Huckleberry Summer by Jennifer Beckstrand. This book is the second book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill Series. I haven't read the first book yet but I do have a copy and am excited to read it. I love the Amish books and this book is one of the best I've read. It's very well written, the characters were delightful, the story will make you laugh, and it'll make you cry. I especially like the miracle Jennifer puts in the very beginning of the book. You don't see real miracles in most books but God is in the miracle making business. You will love this book.

Anna and Felty Helmuth have raised their children. They have successfully matched one of their grandchildren so now they are ready to try again. Anna is sure she knows the perfect match for her grandson.

Aden Helmuth is living a in Ohio. He's involved in trying to save the world and has landed in jail three times because of it. His grandparent sent for him and because he had heard the voice of God, he went to them. His grandparents introduce him to the woman they have chosen for him to marry, but she didn't like his dog. How could he deal with that, no matter how beautiful she was.

Lily Eicher once, as a young child, disobeyed her father and was attached by a dog. She would carry those scar for life, and she hadn't disobeyed him since. Anna offers her a job but the only problem was; their grandson, a vegetarian, a man who has been in jail, a man who was trying to lead her to Babylon. Aden had a dog, the size of a bear, whose main purpose seemed to knock her off her feet. . She's drawn to Aden and his beautiful green eyes but her father wants her to marry another.

This is a great journey for one to redemption and for one to gain independence. Both need to see God's plan for them, no matter what the people around them were saying. You'll love it.

Now God bless you this Blessed Easter weekend. Don't let this weekend be about bunnies, eggs, and candies, but remember the real reason we celebrate. Jesus took your place; in the garden he bore your Pain and your Sorrow, in the inner courts he bore your sickness and diseases bu his stripes, and then finally he bore our iniquities on that cross. Every sin that was ever committed, every sin that is now committed, and every sin that will ever be committed is nailed to that cross. He would have died if you were the only man or woman in the world, He loved you that much. 


  1. Glenda,
    Thank you so much for your review. I truly believe in a God of miracles! Huckleberry Summer was super fun to write. My neighbor's dog was the inspiration for the golden doodle in Huckleberry Summer, and he is a character. And, yes, I wanted Tyler to have his own happily ever after which comes about in Huckleberry Christmas.

    Your last comments are beautiful. Jesus would have died for you even if you were the only person in the world. I LOVE that! Happy Easter.

  2. When I saw that you had read Huckleberry Summer, I had to comment. I have an advance copy that I haven't read yet (but will soon!). I love your review and I'm so happy that Anna and Felty are in the second book, aren't they just the cutest couple of grandparents? You definitely need to read the first book in the series, it is just wonderful. Jennifer Beckstrand is a great writer! I reviewed the first book Huckleberry Hill on my blog, please stop by and read it! Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter!