Monday, June 5, 2017

Review: Return to Huckleberry Hill by:Jennifer Beckstrand

 Return to Huckleberry Hill (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill)
About the Book:
When it comes to matchmaking, Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin’s unstoppable octogenarians Anna and Felty Helmuth never seem to run out of opportunities—or grandchildren...

Reuben Helmuth is plenty bitter. John King, his best friend—or so he thought—is engaged to the girl Reuben loved. Humiliated, Reuben flees from Ohio to his grandparents’ home on Huckleberry Hill, where he knows he’ll find comfort. He’s enjoying wallowing in his misery—until John’s sister, Fern, shows up. She won’t stop pestering Reuben about forgiveness—or trying to help him find love again. Yet Fern's efforts only reawaken Reuben’s long-buried feelings—for her…

With her brother too ashamed to face Reuben, it’s fallen to Fern to help mend fences. But as she and the Helmuths do all they can—even organizing a knitting club event filled with eligible girls—it may take one more challenge to inspire Reuben to forget his heartache, recognize his own blunders, and embrace the true love that’s right in front of him…


My Review:
 Nothing is more upsetting than love that is not returned or even worse stolen. Reuben Helmuth knows that feeling better than anyone when  his so called best friend John asked the girl that he loved to marry him. Reuben is so upset over this that he leaves to go stay in Ohio for awhile with his grandparents. He is so angry over this that there just isn't any getting over it or forgiving John for it. Reuben refuses to give up that easily and has decided to stay angry for as long as it takes.

 The way he is choosing to act during all of this made me laugh because you sort of see whats coming up ahead maybe before he does. John is very upset about the friendship of Reuben literally being destroyed and he feels he can't face his best friend. But this is where Fern, John's sister will step in to save the day. But it seems that's not all she will save.

 I loved how Reuben noticed Fern for more than either of them might of realized at first. It is truly a happily ever after story that I really enjoyed. Huckleberry Hill sounds like the best place to raise a family. I love reading books like these because they show you doorways into faraway places you may never visit in person. A fantastic read!

A giveaway!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.