by Jennifer Beckstrand
Series: The Petersheim Brothers #2
Published by Zebra
Publication Date November 26, 2019
Genres: Amish Fiction, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Wisconsin Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 18-24
Written for: Adults
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 . . .
I would like to thank Netgalley for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.Also in this series: Andrew
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.
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 one.