Abraham

Abraham

by Jennifer Beckstrand

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Overview

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 their older brothers married off. But Abraham is so shy, he’ll barely speak to girls. Still, they’ve noticed how he looks at Emma Wengerd at church. Emma is so talkative, Abraham’s quiet ways wouldn’t matter a bit. Soon, the boys have hatched a scheme that sends Abraham right to Emma’s door—and her chicken coop . . .
 
Abraham doubts that pretty, popular Emma would be interested in him. Yet when he finds himself by her side, having to straighten out the twins’ mischief—more than once—he can’t help imagining a future with her. And the more time they spend together, the more Abraham realizes that perhaps no matter how many boys buzz around Emma, with faith, it’s only the right one that counts . . .
 
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 Seat by the Hearth

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420147728
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/26/2019
Series: The Petersheim Brothers Series , #2
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 90,172
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Beckstrand is the RITA nominated and award-winning author of the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill and The Honeybee Sisters series, as well as a number of novellas. Novels in her Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series have been RITA® Award and RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award finalists. Huckleberry Hill won the 2014 LIME Award for inspirational fiction and Huckleberry Hearts was named a Booklist Top 10 Inspirational Fiction Book of the Year. Jennifer has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people. She and her husband have been married for thirty-three years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and seven adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten. Please visit her online at www.JenniferBeckstrand.com

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Abraham 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Marshathereader 6 days ago
Abraham by Jennifer Beckstrand is the second in the Petersheim Brothers series. Having read the first in the series I was excited to read this one. I was not disappointed. Beckstrand has the perfect knack of writing Amish romance stories. When Abraham's younger twin brothers decide it's time to find shy Abraham a girlfriend while doing this behind his back, it's on. Then, thrown in a dog they have been keeping a secret from everyone but Abraham and you get a well written story with humor and real life ups and downs. .Add the ongoing story of their family life adjusting to their grandparents moving in and you get the perfect story. I was given an ARC by Netgalley and the publisher for an honest review.
mypreciousbitsandmusings 8 days ago
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 wanted. I must admit I didn't like her at first and I was sad she broke Abraham's heart and kind of took him for a ride, but I was happy when she came to her senses. Abraham too learned lessons in confidence and the fact that you can never hide from your Mamm. This book was an absolute delight and I'll definitely be looking out for more of the Petersheims. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions expressed are mine.
Phyllis_H 8 days ago
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 the name of love for their brother - and the desire to get released from the cellar. No! Not in that way! It has been their room since their Mammi and Dawdi came to live with them. And they are really tired of sleeping with the spiders. (Just a note, Abraham at one point referred to how lucky they were to be able to sleep there with the spiders - it is like a cave! I cracked up at this!! Well, I may have been cracking up through lots of the story.) So their plan is to get their older brothers married off so they can move back upstairs. I was not a bit disappointed with this story. Alfie and Benji were back to their tricks, this time, assisted by a stray dog they found (and named Tintin). As they confounded Emma with how Tintin could have gotten into her chicken coop, their antics continued. While I loved Abraham and his faith and the way he exhibited the fruit of the spirit (except to Perry Glick), Emma was not quite as loveable. She was actually self-centered and proud. She did have some good qualities other than her beauty but really did think about herself far more than she should. The way she treated Abraham in her desire to not embarrass herself was horrid, especially after he had done the nicest things for her. But don't despair! This was necessary for the story. After all, Abraham needed a wife who was worthy to be a helpmate to him. Though he felt he was not good enough for Emma, she, in fact, was not good enough for him. Abraham is a story of changed lives, of discovering priorities. And of adorable little boys who know enough to be dangerous! If you enjoy humorous and romantic stories, especially those with cute children, you won't want to miss this wonderful story. Read my review of Abraham by Jennifer Beckstrand at AmongTheReads.net I was given a copy of this book. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
AFerri 10 days ago
This is such a fun book. I love the twin boys, they are a hoot! You will stay entertained with their schemes to get their older brother married so they can move out of the basement into his room. This book was an absolute joy to read. Thank you Kensington Books Zebra via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
KelsieAL 10 days ago
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 plan to get their room back by getting their older brothers to marry and move out. They’ve successfully married off their eldest brother, Andrew, and are now working on a plan to link Abraham with local beauty, Emma Wengerd. The twins have their work cut out for them, trying to match quiet, socially awkward Abraham with outgoing, always wants to be the center of attention, Emma. Abraham is a quick, easy, really good read. Ms. Beckstrand has given more insight into the featured brother, Abraham, who is much different from his brother, Andrew, who was featured in book one. The cast of characters are well-developed and completely relatable. The author gives adequate backstory from book one. As with book one, the writing flows smoothly, and there’s just the right amount of conflict. This is another 5 out of 5 stars endeavor from Jennifer Beckstrand. I recommend this book to all readers of Amish fiction, especially Amish romance. My thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
SunnieReviews 10 days ago
This is book two of The Petersheim Brothers series. It is a wonderful example of this author's humorous and witty Amish romance books. I love the humor as it makes me laugh out loud. And I love that. We all need to laugh!. The younger brothers of the family are stuck sleeping in the cellar and will go to great lengths to get the older bros to marry and move out in hopes they will inherit those rooms. The first attempt in book 1 failed and so they are at it again. This time they hope to get quiet Abraham hitched. They have the perfect match, Emma, in mind and are determined that this is going to be the key to moving "up" in the house. But Emma has a lot of suitors. Whatever are they going to do? I really enjoyed book two and can't wait to see what happens next! I received an ebook copy from NetGalley. All thoughts are my own.
nataliaramlal21 11 days ago
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 the twins succeed in their plan or are they doomed to spend their entire childhood sleeping in the cellar? Abraham by Jennifer Beckstrand is a heartwarming and wonderful story of faith, forgiveness, and second chances. The story is perfectly paced and kept me turning the pages. The twins were hilarious with their antics and had me laughing throughout the entire book. Emma and Abraham's character development was excellent. Their insecurities were relatable and made it very easy to root for them on their bumpy journey to a happy relationship. I fell in love with the Petersheim family and can't wait to read the third book. I have a sneaky suspicion that poor Alfie and Benjie are still stuck in the cellar, so I'm really looking forward to seeing what matchmaking plans they come up with for Austin. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
MaureenST 11 days ago
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 with these two while they go about finding the perfect wife for their bother, with the hopes of getting out of the cellar. The journey brings many chuckles, and page turning, and wanting more! Delightful! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Kensington, and was not required to give a positive review.