Author: Jennifer Beckstrand

Jennifer Beckstrand is the bestselling Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer has been nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Award, and Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for Inspirational fiction. Both Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Christmas appeared in Examiner.com list of top ten inspirational books for 2014.

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. Jennifer has a degree in mathematics and a background in editing. She and her husband have been married for thirty years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and three adorable grandsons, whom she spoils rotten.

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Return to Huckleberry Hill - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill

Return to Huckleberry Hill
  • Stars
  • Number: B01LJKQGDO
  • Release: 2017-05-30
  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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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…


Like a Bee to Honey - The Honeybee Sisters, #3

Like a Bee to Honey
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781420140248
  • Release: 2016-08-30
  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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Affectionately dubbed The Honeybee Sisters in their Wisconsin Amish community, the three Christner girls are devoted beekeepers who are coming-of-age—and discovering the sweet surprise of love…

Shy, skittish Rose Christner is more comfortable tending to the beehives on the family farm and keeping her aunt’s unruly cats in line than attending social gatherings with the rest of the die youngie. A childhood trauma and secret shame keep her heart under lock and key, and Rose just can’t accept the sweet attention she’s receiving from a handsome neighbor. But the more she shies away from Josiah Yoder, the more their families sneakily plot to bring them together. And when a vandal who’s been plaguing the Honeybee Farm starts targeting Rose, Josiah’s steadfast protection—and patience—just may lead her into his waiting arms…


A Bee In Her Bonnet - The Honeybee Sisters, #2

A Bee In Her Bonnet
  • Number: 9781420140224
  • Release: 2016-07-26
  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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Their bees produce the most delectable honey in all of Wisconsin. And the three Christner girls are fondly known as The Honeybee Sisters throughout their peaceful Amish community--where their spirited sweetness is attracting any number of hopeful suitors. . .

Lively, determined, and independent, Poppy Christner isn't about to let some vandal keep making mischief on her family's farm. She's been outrunning boys and standing up for picked-on children ever since she was a girl--no matter how much her prideful, arrogant schoolmate Luke Bontrager insulted her. So Poppy certainly doesn't need his interference now, especially since he's made it plain he prefers demure, ladylike companions. In fact, if Luke doesn't stop helping her find the culprit--and growing humble and remorseful--she'll be forced to notice how handsome his change-of-heart is making him. And that could mean falling in love--maybe for a lifetime…


Sweet as Honey - The Honeybee Sisters, #1

Sweet as Honey
  • Number: 9781420140200
  • Release: 2016-06-28
  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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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?...

“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


Huckleberry Hearts - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #6

Huckleberry Hearts
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781420136531
  • Release: 2015-11-24
  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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Young-at-heart octogenarians Anna and Felty Helmuth never miss the chance to find a perfect match for one of their grandchildren. And when their beloved Cassie returns to Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, Anna has a feeling they might soon have a doctor in the family…

Though Cassie Coblenz left her Amish community to go to college, Mammi and Dawdi’s farm will always feel like home. It’s the ideal place for an extended study break—at least until her grandmother’s handsome Englisch doctor becomes a regular distraction. Zach Reynolds is the kind of heartbreaker Cassie has learned to avoid, no matter how charming he may be.

Unlike every woman Zach has met in recent years, Cassie doesn’t fall at his feet. Strong, generous, beautiful within and without —she’s everything he could want. Yet the gulf between them deepens when a tragedy shakes his faith. Now the good doctor has one goal—to become a man who could be worthy of Cassie’s love…


Huckleberry Harvest - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #5

Huckleberry Harvest
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  • Number: 9781420136517
  • Release: 2015-05-26
  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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Anna and Felty Helmuth’s zest for matchmaking is unstoppable—and with grown-up grandchild number three on her way to their home in lovely Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, what better reason to put their talents to work once more?...

When Mandy Helmuth hears that her best friend Kristina’s heart has been broken, she decides to visit her grandparents and cheer her up. Mandy never liked Noah Mischler anyway, with his rough exterior and outspoken ways. Unfortunately, she can’t avoid him—especially after he saves her life…

If he weren’t helping Felty with home repairs, Noah would be more than happy to stay away from uppity Mandy Helmuth. Of course, then he wouldn’t have been able to rescue her—and she wouldn’t have had the chance to discover the real Noah beneath the tough persona—the one she falls in love with…


Huckleberry Spring - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #4

Huckleberry Spring
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781420136494
  • Release: 2015-01-27
  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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Nothing gives Anna and Felty Helmuth greater satisfaction than seeing their grandchildren happily married--except for planning their next matchmaking venture. And as springtime comes to Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, the air is filled with promise. . .

Ever since the Helmuths' grandson, Ben, abruptly broke his engagement and moved to Florida, Emma Nelson has kept busy tending her vegetable garden and raising award-winning pumpkins. She can put her heartache aside to help Ben's Mammi with her own pumpkin patch. At least until Ben shows up to lend support to his ailing Dawdi. . .

Gardening side by side with pretty, nurturing Emma is a sweet kind of torture for Ben. She could have her pick of suitors who can offer what he can't, and he cares too much to burden her with his secret. Leaving once more is the only option. Yet Emma's courage is daring him to accept the grace that flourishes here, and the love that has been calling him back to Huckleberry Hill. . .


Huckleberry Christmas - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #3

Huckleberry Christmas
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781420133608
  • Release: 2014-10-07
  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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Now that they've happily married off two of their grandchildren, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next matchmaking challenge. What better way to celebrate the most heartwarming of seasons--and make Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, the place for unexpected love. . .

A difficult marriage has left the Helmuths' widowed great-granddaughter, Beth, finished with wedlock. She's content to live with them and make a life for herself and her toddler son. But once she turns down handsome Tyler Yoder's proposal, it seems only fair to encourage him to find a suitable wife. Trouble is, his gentleness and generous ways are showing her how joyous a real meeting of hearts can be. . .

After a failed courtship, Tyler thought the best he could hope for in a wife was mere companionship. But spirited Beth is the one he longs to protect, and hold close. Earning her trust is the hardest thing he's ever had to do. And soon, both will discover that forgiveness and understanding are gifts that only rekindled faith--along with the happiest of holidays--can bring.


An Amish Christmas Quilt

An Amish Christmas Quilt
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781617735547
  • Release: 2014-10-28
  • Authors: Charlotte Hubbard, Jennifer Beckstrand, Kelly Long
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday, Amish
  • Publisher: Kensington Books
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A Willow Ridge Christmas Pageant

Charlotte Hubbard

Seth Brenneman didn't expect his holiday would include rescuing pregnant young Mary Kauffman and her two children. . .or having unexpected feelings for the still-grieving widow. But when they must play the leads in an impromptu live Nativity pageant to help his Amish community, will their roles reveal their hearts--and work a miracle for a lifetime?

A Christmas On Ice Mountain

Kelly Long

Matthew Beider and Laurel Lapp's secret wish to marry is a gift their feuding fathers definitely won't accept. And trying to settle their dats' long-standing quarrel is making their holiday anything but merry. Can rediscovering the joys and friendships of Christmas past finally turn their families' futures bright?

A Perfect Amish Christmas

Jennifer Beckstrand

Anna and Felty Helmuth's grandson, Gideon, plans to spend Christmas on a beach in sunny Mexico. But Anna is quite sure he'd rather be with them, snowshoeing, ice fishing--falling in love. And she knows the perfect girl. Not only is Dottie Schrock an excellent quilter and baker, she's having a party. There's just one complication--Gideon is not invited. Dottie has her reasons, but Anna trusts that the spirit of Christmas--and true love--will change her mind, and her future . . .


Huckleberry Summer - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #2

Huckleberry Summer
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781420133585
  • Release: 2014-06-03
  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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With one of their grandchildren happily married, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next matchmaking success. Because there's nothing more rewarding than sparking unexpected love--and putting Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, on the map for romance. . .

Cautious to a fault, Lily Eicher strives to live up to her dat's high standards. She's certainly not the kind of proper Amish girl who would make time for someone as impetuous as the Helmuths' grandson, Aden--even if his lively spirit and caring ways are showing her just how wonderful following her heart can be. . .

Recklessly doing the right thing got Aden into big trouble. A fresh start at his grandparents' is just what he needs. And shy, pretty Lily is turning his world upside down and making him want to prove he can do good within the rules. But now both must find enough faith and understanding to risk pursuing their dreams--together. . .


Huckleberry Hill - The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #1

Huckleberry Hill
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781420133561
  • Release: 2014-01-07
  • Author: Jennifer Beckstrand
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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With their thirteen children grown, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next adventure — trying their hands at matchmaking. Huckleberry Hill just might turn out to be the most romantic spot in Wisconsin. Moses Zimmerman knew his grandparents couldn't resist trying to find him a wife. But he never expected it would be a woman tall enough to look him in the eye, and honest enough to make him question a promise holding him to his past.