Series: The Honeybee Sisters (Book 3)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Zebra (August 30, 2016)
Blurp…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…
Author Bio… Jennifer Beckstrand is the award winning Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill 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. Her much-anticipated Amish series, The Honeybee Sisters, will be released Summer of 2016 and promises to create a lot of romantic buzz.
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’ Aunt Bitsy. Jennifer has a degree in mathematics and a background in editing. She and her husband have been married for thirty-one years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and four adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.
Books by Jennifer Beckstrand
The Honeybee Sisters Series:
Sweet as Honey (June 2016)
A Bee in her Bonnet (July 2016)
Like a Bee to Honey (August 2016)
The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill Series:
A Perfect Amish Christmas in "An Amish Christmas Quilt"
The Christmas Bakery on Huckleberry Hill in "An Amish Christmas Kitchen" (Sept. 2016)
Forever Apple in Apple Lake Series:
The Honey Bee Sisters are known far and wide for their hard work, at times unconventional aunt who raised them, and their distinctive personalities. Rose has always been the quiet and most stand back sister and has some fear she is more of a burden to her family than a help. Her sisters have never felt that way but now that they are moving on with their upcoming nuptials Rose feels even more of a hindrance to those who love her. However, to Josiah she is a shining star among all the others in his life and has waited for so long to show his affection to her and how much she completes his life with her mere presence.
There is so much going on at the Christner farm including some vandalism that has Rose upset that she is unable to handle the problem like her sisters. Josiah thinks she is doing just fine and slowly step by step he introduces her to his world and the life he has built always drawing her in to see if she would be part of his existence. Rose fears for the unknown and while Josiah has been a part of her life since childhood, the problem is she is not a fixer upper project that Josiah should take on. Losing her parents as a toddler has made Rose dependent on others all the while wishing she were stronger in her convictions and not such a disappointment to everyone she cares for.
Josiah knows Rose does not need fixing she is perfect the way she is he just has to convince her that this is a fact and that together they would work well as a couple. Rose sees Josiah each day as more of a beau and less of a friendly neighbor, and while this should scare her most times it is a comfort and a blessing knowing there is a person that loves her outside the family with an open heart. Josiah has suffered his own personal heartache and worked hard to recover from his loss to build a life that he now wants Rose to be part of. When the biggest test of her fortitude is in front of her will Rose crumble or rise to the occasion and show her strength to Josiah and everyone else that knows she has it in her.
Jennifer Beckstrand has written another series that is both dynamic and engaging for lovers of the simple life who enjoy a well written book