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Andrew Blog Tour & Giveaway by Jennifer Beckstrand

Posted by [email protected] on June 28, 2019 at 2:15 AM

About the Book

Book: Andrew

Author: Jennifer Beckstrand

Genre: Amish Romance

Release Date: June 25, 2019

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?  

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My Review

Andrew (The Petersheim Brothers # 1 ) was a very enjoyable read that brought tears to my eyes due to laughter

and an uplifting, inspirational ending.


Andrew's two young brothers, Benje & Alfie are humorous and mischievous youngsters who are continuously keeping

Andrew on his toes. Andrew is 100% Amish and stays true to his beliefs. His family is in the business of making peanut butter

to sell and are referred to as "The Peanut Butter Brothers."

I admired, Mary's determination to fit back in even the Amish though all the odds are stacked against her.

Andrew and his family become friends with her even though the rest of the community shuns her because she left with

an Englisher and then came back pregnant.


Mary struggles with wanting to have her freedom to choose her own life. She is ashamed of her past and

isn't sure she can trust another man again or give him her heart. Will she learn to take a second chance on love?


Mary's interaction with Benje and Alfie warmed my heart. It was genuine and loving.

Aunt Bitzy, with her outspoken and crazy antics kept me smiling.


I really enjoyed the various characters in the book and each one brought their own special

uplifting contribution to the story. This is my first book I've read by this author, but

really look forward to book two in this new series.

About the Author

Jennifer Beckstrand is the two-time RITA-nominated, #1 Amazon bestselling Amish romance author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hillseries, The Honeybee Sistersseries, and The Petersheim Brothersseries for Kensington Books. Huckleberry Summer and Home on Huckleberry Hill were both nominated for the coveted RITA® Award from Romance Writers of America. Jennifer has written twenty-one Amish romances, a historical Western, Jessie and James, and the nonfiction book, Big Ideas. She and her husband have been married for thirty-four years, and she has six children and seven adorable grandchildren, whom she spoils rotten.  

More from Jennifer

If you enjoyed The Honeybee Sisters, you’re going to love The Petersheim Brothers, or the Peanut Butter Brothers as they’re known in their small Amish community of Bienenstock, Wisconsin. The Petersheim brothers work their small farm and make peanut butter. The idea for The Petersheim Brothers series came when two of my friends and I were creating The Honeybee Sisters Cookbook. My friend Alicia suggested I write a book about Peanut Butter Brothers, and the idea stuck.

One of my favorite characters in my Amish romances is Aunt Bitsy, the irrepressible, unconventional woman who raised the Honeybee Sisters, tried to chase off all their suitors, and then lit fireworks at their triple wedding. In Andrew, the first book in the Petersheim Brothers series, Aunt Bitsy takes in a girl who has jumped the fence and wants to come back to the Amish community to have her baby. Aunt Bitsy is still protecting her dandelions and her bees, still dyeing her hair all sorts of bright colors, and still praying to Gotte right out loud.

Andrew is about forgiveness, second chances, and learning to love. It will have you laughing and crying, and you might just fall in love with two of the most mischievous little boys in Wisconsin.

Enjoy. In honor of the Peanut Butter Brothers, I want to share one of our favorite family recipes. These bars are perfect for picnics, parties, and potlucks. They’re easy and delicious!  

Peanut Butter Bars

Cream together:

1 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup sugar

Blend In:

2 unbeaten eggs

1 tsp. baking soda

2/3 cup peanut butter

½ tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

Stir In:

2 cups flour

2 cups quick oats  

Spread mixture in greased jelly-roll pan or large cookie sheet.

Bake: 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Do not overbake. Remove from oven.  

Sprinkle on:

1 ¼ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Let stand five minutes.  

For peanut butter mixture on top,

combine: ½ cup sifted powdered suga

r ¼ cup peanut butter

2 to 4 Tbs. evaporated milk

Mix well.  

The chocolate chips will melt on the bars. Spread melted chocolate evenly.

Drizzle peanut butter mixture on top.

Cool completely.

Cut into bars.

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To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away a grand prize of a $20 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


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Reply Jennifer Beckstrand
9:26 PM on June 28, 2019 
Elaine, thank you for featuring me today! I love it when someone who hasn't read any of my books before discovers my stories. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Reply Julie Waldron
3:31 PM on July 8, 2019 
This sounds like a wonderful and inspirational read. I love the cover!