If you’ve read my books, you know that I’m not a ‘conventional’ writer. I often get different ideas that beg me to write them into a story.
As far as reading goes, I’ll admit, I’m not a patient reader. Fluff and I don’t get along well. Grab my attention on the first page or two and keep it until the book is finished, and I’m a happy camper—er, uh, reader. ☺
I am also a reader who enjoys variety. I like books that will make me laugh, books that will make me cry, and books that take me by surprise (in a good way, that is!)
The books I’ve read by Jennifer Beckstrand mostly fall into the first category.
First of all, let me say that I’ve only read four of her books so far, I think. Each one was in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series. I’ve enjoyed every one and when I’m looking for a fun, lighthearted read, I know where I can go in the Amish genre.
Now, just because haven’t devoured all her books yet doesn’t mean that I don’t care for them. On the contrary, I’m going through them s-l-o-w-l-y because I want to savor each one. (And I happen to be pretty busy, too.)
Have you ever done that when reading a book or a series? You don’t want it to end, so you just take your sweet time.
I know I will definitely reread Huckleberry Summer. It has been my favorite so far. I fell in love with Aden’s character (he certainly falls into the unconventional category for an Amish fiction character) from the very beginning. What a sweetheart! I can still see that gleaming smile! And I really enjoyed the camaraderie/antagonism between him and Tyler. Both are great heroes, in my opinion.
And then, of course, there’s Anna and Felty! You never know what idea Annie-banannie is going to get next. She kind of reminds me of myself, except that I don’t knit. I wonder if that’s how I’ll be with my grandchildren and great-grandchildren if, by the grace of God, I’m to live into my eighties.
All I can say is if you haven’t picked up one of Jennifer’s books yet, you need to. They are guaranteed to make you smile, if not laugh out loud.
And Jennifer, please keep writing!
J. Spredemann (J.E.B. Spredemann)
Different Amish Fiction
P.S. I have a fun marketing idea for you, Jennifer, regarding Aden’s character. ☺
**What about YOU? Do you have a favorite Jennifer Beckstrand book? Please share your comments below.
By the goodness and grace of GOD, Readers’ Favorite GOLD & SILVER Medal Book Award Winner J.E.B. Spredemann, Author of the beloved Amish by Accident and Amish Secrets series, was born and raised in California and now resides in beautiful southern Indiana Amish country. Amish by Accident (by J. Spredemann) was first released in November 2012, and the author held a steady spot in Amazon’s Top 100 Authors in Religion & Spirituality, topping out at #4. Find J.E.B. on Facebook or visit jebspredemann.com.