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Andrew by Jennifer Beckstrand

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Andrew by Jennifer Beckstrand
Series: The Petersheim Brothers #1
Published by Zebra on June 25, 2019
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance
Pages: 352
Format: ebook
Source: Netgalley
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four-stars


Andrew, Abraham, and Austin Petersheim's family business has earned them the nickname The Peanut Butter Brothers. But if their matchmaking younger siblings have their way, all three may soon bear another title: husband . . .

Handsome, hardworking, and godly, Andrew Petersheim has always been sure of his place in his Wisconsin Amish community. He'll be a welcome catch for the local girl who finally captures his heart. Mary Coblenz certainly isn't that girl. Two years after "jumping the fence" for the Englischer world, she's returned, unmarried and pregnant. Yet instead of hiding in shame as others in the community expect, she's working at the Honeybee Farm, ignoring the gossips--and winning over Andrew's eight-year-old twin brothers . . .
For all Andrew's certainty about right and wrong, it seems he has a lot to learn from Mary's courage, grace, and resilience. She's changing his notions about forgiveness and love, but will she in turn accept the challenge of starting over and choose to stay--with him?
Praise for Jennifer Beckstrand and her Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series "Full of kind, sincere characters struggling with the best ways to stay true to themselves and their beliefs." --Publishers Weekly
"A heart-warming story of faith, hope, and second chances. The story will captivate readers who love the Amish culture and enjoy an endearing romance." --Amy Clipston, bestselling author of A Place at Our Table

This is a good fun read, set in the Amish culture which is not something I have read a lot of lately. The characters, especially the younger twin brothers of Andrew are definitely a comedic factor. Andrew and Marys story is one about learning to forgive and to give second chances. That we are all Children of God and imperfect, but that doesn’t mean we are not worthy of love. Which I think is a really great message and one people need to take to heart, we all make mistakes after all because we are human.
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