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Abraham

(The Petersheim Brothers #2)

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4.59  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Known as “The Peanut Butter Brothers” for their Wisconsin family business, hardworking Andrew, Abraham, and Austin Petersheim have their plates too full for romance—until their little siblings decide to play matchmaker . . .

With their house full to bursting since Mammi and Dawdi moved back in, the Petersheim twins know the only way to get their bedroom back is to get
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Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Zebra
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Natalia  R
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Since the arrival of Mammi and Dawdi, nine-year-old twins Alfie and Benjie has to sleep in a spider-infested cellar. They are not happy about it and come up with a mischievous plan to marry off their older brother Abraham so they move into his bedroom. But Abraham is painfully shy and doesn't know how to talk to girls. Still, the twins have noticed how he looks at the most popular girl in town Emma Wengerd. But Emma has no shortage of suitors and a quiet boy like Abraham is not her type. Will ...more
Kelsie Maxwell
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Abraham
Jennifer Beckstrand

Abraham by Jennifer Beckstrand is the second book in her Petersheim Brothers series. Abraham is the second eldest of the Petersheim brothers, fondly known as the Peanut Butter Brothers, so named because of the family business.

The youngest Petersheim brothers are nine-year-old twins, Alfie and Benji, who are totally “laugh out loud” hilarious. They’ve been forced to sleep in the cellar due to a lack of bedrooms, since their grandparents have moved in. Alfie and Benji
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Becky Lewis
After reading this book, Abraham, by Jennifer Beckstrand, I have two big questions. First, how did I miss the first book of this series, (Andrew, #1 The Petersheim Brothers) ? Second, when does the third come out?
“Alfie formed a plan in his head.”
Oh, my! What dangerous things result from such simple words. Alfie and Benji are tired of sharing a basement bedroom with spiders. They’ve plotted and married off one brother. Maybe they can marry off another and take over his room. Who can resist two
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Sarah
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: celebrate-lit, review
With the upsurge of Amish fiction in recent years, finding original books within the genre can be a difficult task. It’s easy for them to become formulaic and predictable. However, this makes discovering different authors all the more exciting, as was my experience with Jennifer Beckstrand’s “Abraham”. I have not read the first book in the Petersheim Brothers trilogy, but after hearing very positive responses to it, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to read and review book two. While I was able ...more
Maureen Timerman
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
We are back with the Petersheim family, and with the precocious nine-year-old twins Benji and Alfi, and also Bitsey and her famous cats.
The author has given us a family whose home is full since their grandparents moved in, and thus the twins are placed in cellar, with nasty spiders, and are in the process of trying to find wives for their older brother, and thus get a bedroom upstairs. Now these boys did manage to find their oldest brother a wife, and now the next in line is Abraham.
We adventure
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Paula
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Abraham is the second book of a series, "The Petersheim Brothers". It's an excellent and funny book, with Abraham, a shy man, and his younger twin brothers, Alphie and Benji. The twins, who are living in the creepy basement, make a plan to marry off their brother so they can move into his bedroom. Mischief and chickens ensue, and then you have a fun story to enjoy. Great reading!
Ruth Ann Lingwall
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love reading a book with foreign words occasionally. It’s a fun way to learn a little of the language and culture. The Amish way of speaking was a delightful and slightly challenging part of this novel. Most of the word meanings were easy to guess.

My family lived in Germany for a few years when I was a child so a couple common words were familiar to me. They are probably familiar to you as well as they are often used in other books or movies. If you are an Amish romance fan you may smile at my
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Ruth Ann Lingwall
I love reading a book with foreign words occasionally. It’s a fun way to learn a little of the language and culture. The Amish way of speaking was a delightful and slightly challenging part of this novel. Most of the word meanings were easy to guess.

My family lived in Germany for a few years when I was a child so a couple common words were familiar to me. They are probably familiar to you as well as they are often used in other books or movies. If you are an Amish romance fan you may smile at my
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Phyllis
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A boy with a walkie-talkie is a formidable thing.

Tall, handsome, strong, shy, kind. Seriously? Could Abraham be any more appealing? Oh, did I mention that he loves his little brothers and helps his mom clean the house?

After reading Andrew, I knew that I had to read everything Jennifer Beckstrand writes about these brothers, especially Alfie and Benji! Those nine-year-olds are too precious and way too precocious for everyone's good. And they are back in a big way, causing trouble for Abraham in
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Julia
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Abraham by Jennifer Beckstrand is a delightfully light-hearted Amish romance. It is the second book in The Petersheim Brothers series but can be read as a stand-alone. I, however, enjoyed catching up with familiar faces.
Once again Jennifer Beckstrand has created a deliciously amusing novel. One cannot help but smile at the antics of nine year old twin boys as they turn into match-makers. Their attempts are unique but often fall short with hilarious results. Jennifer Beckstrand has captured their
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Angela (Kentuckybooklover) Brocato-Skaggs
My favorite Jennifer Beckstrand books are the ones with Anna and Felty but the Petersheim twins are running a close second.

Abraham is the second older brother the twins have decided needs to get married so they can get their room back. Just think: two impish boys, chickens and a dog. Be prepared for many laughs as you read.

I alternated between reading and listening to the audiobook. I enjoyed the audiobook very much as it made holiday cooking go by very quickly.

I received a complimentary copy
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Virginia Winfield
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this author and this series of books. This family is fantastic. I love the young twin boys that just want to get their older brothers married so that they can sleep back upstairs again. This book is really funny and there are a few sad parts. The author really seems to know how twin brothers think and feel. I did not want this story to end. I am so looking forward to reading the next book in the series. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley for a fair and honest opinion that I ...more
Mary
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jennifer Beckstrand knows how to insert humorous moments into a fictional Amish family story. The youngest Petersheim brothers are at it again—trying to get one of their older brothers married off so they can move out of the basement. Their plots and plans add amusing incidents, and this time they try using a stray dog as bait to lure a girl for Abraham. Will they ever succeed in their scheme? The characters seem real and the drama engaging. The novel includes some surprises too. This book would ...more
Ochegba
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forgiveness and second chances follow Abraham's story. I've always loved books by Jennifer.Beckstarnd and this was no exception. With two adorable twin brothers who want nothing more than to get out of the caller, Abraham doesn't stand a chance at not having his love life taken care of as they see fit. Their hearts were in the right place but their tactics lol.
Emma too had to learn lessons the hard way. She was selfish and thought if she behaved a certain way, things would work out the way she
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Stella Potts
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a fun read by Jennifer Beckstrand. A set of precocious 9 year old twins can certainly keep you laughing as they go from one plan to the next trying to get their brother Abraham married off so they can have their bedroom back and not have to sleep in the cellar. This book will keep you laughing and sometimes maybe crying when things get really rough and not only are the twins in trouble but so is Abraham. And certainly poor Emma is suffering also. But can she learn a lesson before it’s too ...more
Lori
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is just as good as Andrew and it was nice to see Mary and Andrew back. Their baby is so sweet! I can picture her in my mind.
Lol I'm glad to see that Alfie and Benjie are still up to their usual tricks.
This author has described me perfectly in Abraham! Just wow! It was like I was reading about my twin which of course I don't have any siblings at all or I wasn't raised with any. But it's like weird you know? It's for that reason I love Abraham.
Until I got my job at McDonald's I didn't
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Jeanette Fallon
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Abraham doesn't think he needs help. His younger brothers are convinced without their help Abraham will never leave home. Abraham and Emma have no idea what is in store for them.

This Book 2 of a series by Jennifer Beckstrand. I love her books. We get to visit Bitsey once again. How can you not love the unconventional Bitsey?

The twins are on a mission- a top secret mission. Oh, the trouble they get into!

Andrew was extremely shy. He hid behind his shyness so he wouldn't be hurt. Emma was
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Jeanie
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! With even more wit and laughter that we enjoyed in The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, Jennifer Beckstrand brings us The Petersheim Brothers. Andrew, Austin, and Abraham are known as the Peanut Butter Brothers for their peanut butter business, the best anywhere. And who doesn’t love peanut butter? The characters are a blast and very well defined by their conversations and actions. The plot is as intricately woven as a pair of 9-year old twin Amish boys can make it while trying ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
I confess that I get absolutely GIDDY when I get to read a new Jennifer Beckstrand book. I know that I’ll be treated to a delightful reading experience from beginning to end – I’ll laugh out loud more than once, I’ll have a goofy smile on my face throughout, my heart will be warmed, I’ll swoon at least once, and I’ll fall more in love with her characters than I already was.

So, needless to say, I’ve been DYING to find time to read Abraham – and I’m happy to report that it was everything
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Deana Dick
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so glad to be back with the wonderful Petersheim Brothers. The first book was about Andrew which introduces readers to this delightful new series. If you haven't read the first book I recommend you do. It will introduce you to the brothers and get to know them better.

This book is about Abraham who is a wonderful young man. He is very shy and humble with a heart of gold. He is unsure of himself especially around girls. Abraham definitely has a self esteem problem and I hurt for him as he
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Lori
Dec 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
This book is just as good as Andrew and it was nice to see Mary and Andrew back. Their baby is so sweet! I can picture her in my mind.
Lol I'm glad to see that Alfie and Benji are still up to their usual tricks. I just wanted to yank them out of the book and give them a big ol hug.
This author has described me perfectly in Abraham! Just wow! It was like I was reading about my twin which of course I don't have any siblings at all or I wasn't raised with any. But it's like weird you know? It's for
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Kristina
Abraham by Jennifer Beckstrand is the second novel in The Petersheim Brothers series. Alfie and Benji Petersheim are eight year old twin brothers who are tired of sleeping in the cellar. They were excited when their plan to marry off their brother, Andrew worked. Unfortunately, their mother turned Andrew’s bedroom into her sewing room so she could have a place to escape from Mammi (I don’t blame her). So, the twins have turned their attention to Abraham. Abraham seems smitten with Emma Wengerd ...more
Nyla
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Author Jennifer Beckstrand has written Book Two in The Petersheim Brothers series. Abraham is Christian Amish fiction with romance, humor, faith and even recipes. It is a wonderful escape from everyday life to visit Amish friends.

I loved this book for so many reasons. Faith is never hidden. It is seamlessly woven throughout the story teaching lessons as it goes. I find that beautiful in any novel.

Emma Wengerd is an Amish girl living at home that loves exotic chickens. Abraham is the shy
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Gail Hollingsworth
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun story with wonderful characters. A pair of mischievous nine yr old twins are working hard to get their bedroom upstairs vacant so they can reclaim it. When their grandfather had a stroke he and their grandmother were moved into their house and the twins were moved into the dark, damp and musty cellar complete with spiders and other bugs. So far their plan is progressing. Their oldest brother Andrew got married and moved out, with a little matchmaking help from the twins, Alfie and ...more
Connie Saunders
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nine year old twins Alfie and Benji Petersheim are at it again! They are still sleeping in the cellar so matchmaking is once again needed as they continue their quest to finally have their own bedroom. This time around they plan to find a wife for their brother Abraham but they know it won't be easy. Abraham is a great guy who is tall and plays basketball but he is shy and very unsure of himself. It won't be easy for him to court a girl, especially the one the twins have seen him secretly ...more
Patti Whitson Stephenson She Lives to Read
If you are not reading this delightful series, you should be!

Nine year old twins, Alfie and Benji Petersheim, have come up with a plan to move up from the basement in their crowded Amish home and gain their own bedroom. All they have to do is to get their older brothers Andrew, Abraham, and Austin married and into their own homes. They had great success with Andrew (whose story is told in the first book of this series). They have now selected Abraham as their next “victim” of holy matrimony.
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Amy
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
The nine-year old twins, Alfie and Benji, have managed to get one of their brothers out of the house and married. Unfortunately, their mother has decided to use that room as an "escape" instead. So these two little michevous boys are still in the cellar with spiders and other unsavory things their very active imaginations can conjure up.

Now in their little minds it is Abraham's turn to get married and out of the house. However, Abraham is very shy and does not attract the girls attention as much
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Jeanie
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Love becomes deeper and stronger when you have to fight for it.

This is one of the sweetest romances I have read in a long time. Two nine year old Amish boys have a plan to get out of the basement where they know for sure they will die unless their older brother Abraham marries. These sweet conniving boys married one brother and if they marry this one, they will have his bedroom free of spiders and the like. With the help of a stray dog, the boys set their sights on Emma. A neighbor who likes
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Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

With the Petersheim twins, who needs a matchmaker? Alfie and Benji were adorable as they tried to find Abraham a wife. The twins just had to get out of the basement, they can’t sleep on a blow up mattress forever.

The twins are at it again. And they are adorable. They do pretty good for their age, to come up with the plans they come up with. And i link and enjoy the humor they come up with. They will keep you laughing for most of the story. They were pretty smart to figure
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Kendra Neal
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I LOVE reading books in the Amish Fiction Genre and Jennifer Beckstrand has become a new Favorite Amish Fiction Author. I discovered her about a year ago and her books are just AMAZING!

Abraham is book 2 in The Petersheim Brothers series. I read the first book earlier this year and I was excited to read Book 2. Book 2 is just as AMAZING as Book 1. I started reading the book and before I knew it 3hrs had passed.

Abraham is the second oldest of the Petersheim Brothers and he is single. His 9yr old
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