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Huckleberry Christmas (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill #3)

4.41  ·  Rating Details ·  301 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews
Now that they've happily married off two of their grandchildren, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next matchmaking challenge. What better way to celebrate the most heartwarming of seasons--and make Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, the place for unexpected love. . .

A difficult marriage has left the Helmuths' widowed great-granddaughter, Beth, finished with wedlock. Sh
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 7th 2014 by Zebra (first published January 1st 2014)
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Aug 17, 2014 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
Caroling in the snow and a hayride with hot cocoa....what could be better? It sounds like the perfect Christmas celebration to me! Beth and Tyler are Mammi Anna's latest matchmaking pair as Mammi is sure that they belong together but there's a problem. Beth endured an emotionally abusive husband and she does not feel that she can trust another man not to treat her the same way or worse. Tyler is in love with her and proposes but she turns him down. Beth has found a way to provide for her and her ...more
Andrea Guy
This is one of the sweetest Amish romances that you'll ever read. Anna Helmuth is quite the matchmaker and this time she's planning on getting her granddaughter, Beth hooked up with Tyler Yoder, who was jilted by his last choice of bride.

Our hero and heroine are both a bit shy of marriage/love. Beth is out of an abusive relationship, not only with her departed husband, but also her inlaws. As you discover more and more about her husband Amos and his mom and brothers, you can't help but feel terr
Jul 18, 2016 Barbara rated it it was amazing
I wish there were more Anna's in the world!! Maybe there would be a lower divorce rate in the world. I totally understand Beth's reluctance to open her heart but I also know fear of repeating your "mistakes".
Carole Jarvis
Dec 31, 2014 Carole Jarvis rated it it was amazing
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

I am so glad to have discovered the writing of Jennifer Beckstrand because reading one of her books is pure pleasure. In fact, I can hardly read without a smile on my face. This is the third novel of Jennifer's that I've read, and I find her writing very refreshing and enjoyable. Filled with charming characters, sweet romance, and gentle humor, Huckleberry Christmas captured my interest from the first page as I was transported to the Huck
Oct 15, 2014 Wendy rated it it was amazing
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Now that they've happily married off two of their grandchildren, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next matchmaking challenge. What better way to clelbrate the most heartwarming of seasons--and make Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, the place for unexpected love. . .

A difficult marriage has left the Helmuths' widowed great-granddaughter, Beth, finished with wedlock. She's content to live with them and make a life for herself and her toddler son. But
Sep 27, 2014 Sonja rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Huckleberry Christmas. I can only say 5 stars. It was so good. It was fun, entertaining and just plain enjoyable!

This book has the lovable Anna and Felty Helmuth back to their match-making antics. This time it's for their recently widowed granddaughter, Beth. Beth has a young son, Toby and lots of hard to deal with memories of a very difficult marriage. So hard that thoughts of another marriage are the last things on her mind.

Anna has plans for Beth and Tyler Yoder. But
Oct 07, 2015 Laura rated it liked it
I have read two of Ms. Beckstrand's books and loved them, so I was eagerly awaiting the day when Huckleberry Christmas made it to the top of my to-be-read pile. I read Huckleberry Hill and Huckleberry Spring, and these were probably out of order. I was amused by them, Ms. Beckstrand is a humorous writer, and made me laugh. But this story fell flat. Beth was too angry, always lashing out, though I understand, she doesn't want to be married, blah blah, and everyone wants to marry her, so she's ...more
Maureen Timerman
Oct 01, 2014 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Back for another wonderful visit with Annie and Felty Helmuth, and Amish country in Wisconsin. Annie is back at her matchmaking for her grandchildren, and next on the list is Beth, and Annie-bannanie has chosen a fellow we met in the last book Tyler Yoder.
Now Beth has come to stay with her Grandparents, she is a young woman with a darling little boy. What we are about to find out was that she had been in an abusive marriage, and doesn’t plan to even put herself in that position ever again. She h
Dec 27, 2014 D.J. rated it it was amazing

Jennifer is an amazing author!

Is it possible that this one is even better than the previous two!

I keep reading comments from my readers who are telling me that Huckleberry Christmas is their favorite book in this series… so I have to consider this.

I don’t know… Huckleberry Hill was my favorite… until Huckleberry Summer came out and I read it… then it was my favorite — I loved it when Lily called Aden’s dog Piecrust!

Now I have a new favorite… Huckleberry Christmas!

Oh my… it is perfect!

I don’t hav
Aug 18, 2014 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
What a joyful book, as Mammi Anna sets in for her latest matchmaking schemes. Beth a widow, who was married to an emotionally abusive man, is now determined to make a life for herself and her little redheaded cutie son Toby on her own. She doesn't want to take a chance on love again. Tyler is in love with her, he makes bacon pancakes for her and purposes, but she turns him down but offers to help him find a good wife. I laughed my way through this book as Beth learns to trust God and to love ...more
Sep 22, 2015 Christy rated it liked it
Shelves: amish, christmas
This was a nice Christmas read; especially for anybody who likes Amish fiction. Anna and Felty steal the show again in this installment of Huckleberry treasures. I wouldn't mind reading more about them; they actually give you no-nonsense conversations and humor that this story for me needed more of. Tyler spent most of his time trying to convince Beth that she was worthy and by the end I admit I was tired of her. What saved this book for me was Tyler's character. He was completely sure of ...more
Dec 07, 2015 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish-fiction
I am enjoying the silly antics of the matchmaking grandparents (and great-grandparents) in this light-hearted series. In this book, as in the previous two, the two main characters must humble themselves in a deeper relationship with their Savior before they can enter into the romance their octogenarian matchmakers have planned for them. In this story, Beckstrand adds forgiveness to the equation, causing her heroine to come even to the point of seeing the beauty in the ashes of her first ...more
Barbara Thompson
Sep 22, 2014 Barbara Thompson rated it it was amazing
What a marvelous Christmas book! Jennifer Beckstrand has written a clean, joyous, easy-to-read Christmas novel. The storyline is well-written, detailed, plus has great humor. I loved all the characters with their unique personalities. Descriptions in Huckleberry Christmas are so vivid, I could envision them in my mind. I truly enjoyed reading this book and Huckleberry Christmas is a book you will want to put on your reading list.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalle
Oct 02, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
This is the second free book from Goodreads, it is to be released in October so I won't give the plot away, but I guarantee you will love it like the rest of the Huckleberry series.
Katrina Knittle
Aug 31, 2014 Katrina Knittle marked it as goodreads-win
Goodreads win. Will read and review once recieved.
Wanda Veldman
Oct 13, 2016 Wanda Veldman rated it it was ok
Simple story of Amish family, easy read, low key romance novel
Jan 14, 2015 Maria rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book courtesy of the Publisher via NetGalley in return for a fair and honest review. I rated it 5 out of 5 Stars.

Fans of sweet holiday romance need look no further than Jennifer Beckstrand’s Huckleberry Christmas. A tale full of lively dialogue, colorful characters and the message of forgiveness, Ms. Beckstrand’s story is a good addition to her Huckleberry Hill series. While a part of a series, this book can be enjoyed completely on its own.

Having successf
“Huckleberry Christmas” by Jennifer Beckstrand is the third book in her 'The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill' and this is a book where so many lessons are learned. Lessons in love, trust and forgiveness are just some of the major lessons here in this book. I found that though this is a Christmas story, Christmas doesn't really come into play until the end of the book, but the meaning there is subtle but there.

The Christmas message that I took away from this story is that God so loved us that He
Oct 16, 2014 Kathy rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.

Huckleberry Christmas is the third heartwarming installment in Jennifer Beckstrand's charming Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series. In this outing, matchmaking grandparents Anna and Felty Helmuth are pairing up their widowed great granddaughter Beth Hostetler with Tyler Yoder.

Beth and her young son Toby are living with Anna and Felty after her return to town following her husband's death. Her marriage was far from idyllic and she has absolutely no plans to remarry. Beth is prickly an
J.C. Morrows

This book is hazardous to any other plans you may have! Once picked up, it is nearly impossible to put down.

I had plans to edit 10 pages today but as yet, I’ve not edited even one. I simply could not put down Huckleberry Christmas once I picked it up!

And I am very glad of it!

I woke from a horrific nightmare this morning (very rare for me these days) and the matchmaking schemes of Anna and Felty were precisely what I needed to distract myself from the yuck!

It never takes more than a para
Jan 31, 2016 Marilyn rated it it was amazing
Huckleberry Christmas is another amazing story by Jennifer Beckstrand. Anna and Felty Helmuth were successful with matchmaking two other grandchildren so now it's time for their widowed great granddaughter, Beth, to be matched up with Tyler Yoder. Tyler lived in their community and Beth was coming for a visit with her young two year old son, Toby. Toby is immediately drawn to Tyler after Tyler had to stop suddenly when running over him in the lane. Beth viewed the incident with other thoughts ...more
Feb 15, 2016 Dianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the better Amish Romance series out there, especially if you are not interested in books that preach to you. This series contains just the perfect blending of humor, romance, religion and deep feelings for your fellow man. I am a non-believer and I just love this series. I am never made to feel preached to but I do get a greater understanding of the bible the way the Amish understand it.

This book follows the general recipe that the previous books have set up. We have the Helmuth's
Oct 09, 2014 Angela rated it liked it
Aaah. The coolness of autumn, the crunch of the leaves, the brisk wind at night... It's all preparation for winter. And winter means Christmas novels. I'll be reading and reviewing more over the next couple of months, but here's the first taste of Christmas, Amish-style.

Beth endured verbal abuse from her first husband. When he died, she vowed to grow stronger and more independent for the sake of herself and her son. But Beth didn't count on falling in love with mellow Tyler. He had Beth's best
Ann Valdez
Oct 16, 2014 Ann Valdez rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Anna and Felty Helmuth are matchmaking their widowed granddaughter with a wonderful Christian man, Tyler. This granddaughter, Beth, however, is relieved to be out of an emotionally abusive marriage and is determined to not be trapped in marriage again. Tyler thinks a marriage without love is the answer because his former fiance married someone else. He realizes that she was not right for him, but then while befriending Beth falls deeply in love with her. Friendship is fine in Beth's thoughts, ...more
I must admit, at first this was a tad bit slow and obvious in many areas, but it was such a sweet and endearing story. I'm not one for a lot of romance, but this was done very well done and I enjoyed how Tyler approached the romance. I also enjoyed the fact that the woman is a very strong woman and how Tyler let Beth be strong and accepted everything instead of being turned off by it.

I liked how Jennifer showed how anger can be calm still and that it still can be tempered with love without resen
I received a free copy of this book through a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.

Summary: A year after Beth's husband, Amos, past away, Mammi Anna Helmut decides it's time for Beth to find love again. And she knows just the right person to match Beth with: Tyler. Unfortunately for her, Beth has no intention of ever remarrying, and Tyler has given up on love for good.

I liked this book a lot. It's a sweet and funny holiday romance. It is also Beth journey to finding her strength, and learning to trust
Tina at Mommynificent
Well, after finishing book two in this series, there was really no possibility of not reading this book. Tyler simply HAD to get his happy ending after the raw deal he got in book two! After reading these two books, Tyler has become one of my favorite fictional characters. I love his gentle humility, his seriousness, his loyalty and refusal to give up on people, and his very dry sense of humor.

Beth was also a fun and very good match for him. I enjoyed getting to know her and her son Toby and was
Feb 03, 2015 Josianne rated it liked it
Goodreads Giveaway win!

Mammi is at it again, this time trying to match Beth and Tyler together. Beth just came out of an abusive relationship and she's nervous about getting into another. It takes place during winter and has a very distinct Christmas feel (one of the reasons I like this book).

I found that Beth's attitude towards Tyler got old very quickly and I spent a lot of the book being really annoyed with her. (view spoiler)
Oct 20, 2014 Betty rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful heart warming and clean romantic novel. It is well written with warm and very likable characters. I loved he story line and enjoyed the read.
Beth is a widow who has come home to her grandparents house with her young son. She is looking for a way to support herself and her son as she feels that she is definitely done with marriage. Her marriage had not been a happy one and she did not want to be under a man's control again. Unfortunately her grandmother was a rather success
Clare O'Beara
Mar 15, 2015 Clare O'Beara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: america-romance
This is an out of the ordinary and well-written Amish romance. I liked the sense of location and characterisation.

In particular we meet a Amish widow with a small child, who has the chance to be an entrepreneur now she is not tied to a kitchen sink. Her in-laws try to drag her back to care for an invalid, harping on her sense of duty and family; but she's not going to be brainwashed a second time.

There is a good sense of humour present throughout the adventure. The hero has been rejected by hi
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I grew up with a steady diet of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen. After all that literary immersion, I naturally decided to get a degree in mathematics, which came in handy when one of my six children needed help with homework. After my fourth daughter was born, I started writing. By juggling diaper changes, soccer games, music lessons, laundry, and two more children, I finished my first ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill (6 books)
  • Huckleberry Hill (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #1)
  • Huckleberry Summer (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #2)
  • Huckleberry Spring (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, #4)
  • Huckleberry Harvest (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill #5)
  • Huckleberry Hearts (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill #6)

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