The Amish Christmas Candle was originally released last year in a bigger size. This rereleased collection of Amish stories by me, Kelly Long, and Lisa Jones Baker comes out on Oct. 31 in a smaller size—just the right size to take along on your holiday travels.
A Honeybee Christmas is my story in the collection. Aunt Bitsy is back, and this time she’s in great danger of losing her own heart!
BITSY KIEM gave up her life as an Englischer to see that her three nieces were raised devout Amish girls, and all she has to show for it are four ungrateful cats, several gray hairs, and ten gallons of leftover honey. Now that her beloved nieces are married and out of the house, she plans to kick up her heels a little and do something unexpected this Christmas, like get a real tattoo or start a beeswax candle business or actually learn how to shoot her shotgun. Unfortunately, Yost Weaver keeps coming around, interrupting her plans, and making himself very useful around the house. Will Bitsy be able to forgive the past and let Yost into her heart this Christmas, or will she get fed up and drive him off with her shotgun?
Widower YOST WEAVER would never step one toe outside of the Ordnung, the set of rules that his Amish community lives by, and that’s how he lost Bitsy Kiem more than three decades ago—a choice that he can only recollect with gratitude. Even though she is in his district, he’s done his best to stay away from her. She’s unconventional, unrepentant, and she colors her hair unacceptable shades of pink. No matter how lonely he is, he’d never consider Bitsy for a wife. But with her determination, her devotion to Gotte, and her heart for the downtrodden, Bitsy worms her way into his reluctant heart, and he resolves to marry no one but her. Surely with his guidance she can be molded into a proper Amish fraa.
Or maybe Yost Weaver has met his match.
THE AMISH CHRISTMAS CANDLE by Kelly Long, Jennifer Beckstrand, & Lisa Jones Baker: “Three of Kensington’s most popular Amish romance authors reconvene around the warmth of hand-poured candles and indulge in less than traditional pairings in this year’s Amish Christmas novella trio.” – Publishers Weekly
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.