Tuesday, January 23, 2018

A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill blog tour and giveaway

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About the Book







Title: A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill  
Author: Jennifer Beckstrand  
Genre: Christian Amish Fiction  
Release Date: December 26, 2017 

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. 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.

My Review:

This book is so very good. Several scenes brought tears to my eyes, not always sad tears. Such a great story, loved Elsie and Sam, but wasn’t too crazy about Rose. Elsie was such a great school teacher, loved how she related to Wally and encourage him. He was a young boy that had an accident and lost one his legs and he thought of himself as a cripple but she is determined to teach hi he wasn’t. Her grandmother wants to play matchmaker and tries her best to be one. This book really touched my heart, a reality special story. The characters were so real to me and could imagine the scenes so vivid. I received an advanced copy of the book from the publisher. 


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About the Author



Jennifer Beckstrand is the RITA-nominated, award-winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hillseries and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Her much-anticipated Amish series, The Honeybee Sisters, has created a lot of romantic buzz. Sweet as Honey received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and Sweet as Honey and A Bee in her Bonnet were both awarded Top Picks from RT Book Reviews. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth and the Honeybee sisters’aendi Bitsy. Jennifer has a degree in mathematics and a passion for Jane Austen and Shakespeare. She and her husband have been married for thirty-three years, and she has six children and six adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.

Guest Post from Jennifer Beckstrand

I have a very special place in my heart for teachers. My dad was a high school math teacher. My mother taught second grade for over twenty years. My son-in-law taught choir in high school, and my daughter taught seventh-grade science. Another daughter taught American history labs at the university and still another daughter taught classes for a youth summer program. Elsie Stutzman is a dedicated teacher who was dismissed from her last teaching job in Ohio and is trying to make a fresh start and a good impression in Bonduel, Wisconsin. Unfortunately one of her students, Wally Sensenig, is making things difficult for her, and Wally’s hot-headed older brother seems determined to get her fired. But Elsie is a dedicated teacher, too stubborn to back down and too steadfast to give up on anybody. Elsie’s grandparents, Anna and Felty Helmuth, have other plans for her. They want her to fall in love with one of the local boys, but they’re finding it a little difficult to get the two young people together. Teachers have an immense impact on our lives. We all remember a favorite elementary school teacher who inspired a love of learning or a high school teacher who encouraged us to reach for greatness. One of my favorite teachers was Mrs. Zobell, who taught ninth grade English. I distinctly remember her reading “The Outsiders” out loud to our class. She had a way of making great books and great stories come to life, and she sparked a love of reading (and writing) that I will always be grateful for. The teacher who had the most impact on my life is my dad. He helped me through Calculus in high school and inspired me to major in math in college. I hope we will take the time this month to thank the teachers in our lives for all they do for us and all they do for our kids. Who was one of your favorite teachers and why?

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Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away a $10 Amazon gift card to three winners!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!
 https://promosimple.com/ps/c6cf

6 comments:

  1. this sounds so interesting. a new author to me. I would love to read her writing. an independent, stubborn beauty. I bet he looks at her and cant help but wanting to kiss her
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  2. Thank you for your review and for being part of the "A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill" blog tour. I very much want to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  3. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today and for your wonderful review. I love that you cried happy tears in some spots. It's definitely a feel-good story! Have a great day.

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  4. I am looking forward to reading A Courtship on Huckleberry Hill.I enjoy reading your books.

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  5. This sounds like a good story!

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  6. This is the cutest name for a book!

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