Today is release day for Abraham, book 2 in the Petersheim Brothers Amish romance series!
Welcome to Bienenstock, Wisconsin, where the bees are buzzing, the peanut butter is flowing, and love is in the air.
Things at the Petersheim house are getting too crowded for eight-year-old twins Alfie and Benji. As if things weren’t bad enough with the older brothers hogging all the bacon at breakfast and using more than their fair share of toilet paper, Mammi and Dawdi Petersheim have to move in because of Dawdi’s stroke. If Alfie and Benji have any hope of getting their bedroom back, they have to get rid of their annoying brothers, and the only way to convince their brothers to move out is to make each of them fall in love. What could be so hard about that?
The Petersheim brothers make and sell gallons of homemade peanut butter every week, thus earning themselves the title of “The Peanut Butter Brothers” in their small community of Bienenstock, Wisconsin. Andrew is married, and the twins are scheming to get rid of Abraham next. But Abraham is a reluctant victim who would rather milk cows than talk to a girl. Alfie and Benji will do anything to get someone to fall in love with Abraham. Their plans include a stray dog, exotic chickens, and a whole plate of Pigs-in-a-Blanket.
Beware! There will be blood.
In honor of release day and peanut butter, here is a delicious and easy recipe for Peanut Butter and Honey Powerballs, with all the energy Alfie and Benji need to wreak havoc on their unsuspecting bruderen.
Peanut Butter and Honey Powerballs
½ cup peanut butter
¼ cup raw honey
1 scoop of vanilla or chocolate protein powder*
¾ cup of rolled oats
½ teaspoon vanilla
dash of kosher salt
Mix peanut butter, honey, vanilla and salt together. Add protein powder and stir. Add oats and mix until combined. Using a cookie scoop, scoop into balls and store in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
*You can substitute ¼ cup dry milk for the protein powder.
Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series and The Honeybee Sisters series for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer was nominated for the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award and the 2015 RITA® 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. Visit JenniferBeckstrand.com for recipes, upcoming events, and news about books and giveaways.