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Sweet as honey / Jennifer Beckstrand.

By: Beckstrand, Jennifer [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Beckstrand, Jennifer. Honeybee Sisters: 3.Publisher: New York, NY : Zebra Books, [2016]Copyright date: ©2016Description: 379 pages ; 18 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781420140200.Subject(s): Sisters -- Fiction | Honeybee -- Fiction | Beekeepers -- Fiction | Amish women -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- FictionGenre/Form: Romance fiction. | Religious fiction. | Christian fiction.DDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: Smart, kind, and good-hearted, the three Christner girls are affectionately known as The Honeybee Sisters in the beloved Wisconsin Amish community where, under the care of their aunt, they've grown into skilled beekeepers--and lovely, sought-after young women.
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Smart, kind, and good-hearted, the three Christner girls are affectionately known as The Honeybee Sisters in the beloved Wisconsin Amish community where, under the care of their aunt, they've grown into skilled beekeepers--and lovely, sought-after young women. . .

Though she has blossomed into a beauty, Lily Christner doesn't really believe it. Deep down, she still feels like a lonely, gawky teenager. Maybe that's why she's all but promised herself to Paul Glick, the one boy who never teased her in her awkward girlhood--unlike Dan Kanagy, whose creative name-calling left her in tears many a time. Now he's back in town after two years away--and being surprisingly sweet, suspiciously attentive--and making Lily unsettlingly yet deliciously nervous. It seems Dan wants Lily's forgiveness--and her heart. But can he convince her--not to mention her protective schwesters and aendi--that despite the past, her future lies with him?...

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

"Readerswilltreasurethisseriesandputthefirstoutingontheirkeepershelf." -- RTBookReviews

"AdelightfulvoiceinAmishromance.Sweetandfunny." --EmmaMiller

Includes recipes and a sneak peek of A bee in her bonnet, Jennifer Beckstrand's next Honeybee Sisters novel.

"First in a new series"--Cover.

Smart, kind, and good-hearted, the three Christner girls are affectionately known as The Honeybee Sisters in the beloved Wisconsin Amish community where, under the care of their aunt, they've grown into skilled beekeepers--and lovely, sought-after young women.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Beckstrand (Huckleberry Hearts) opens a series in her Wisconsin Amish setting with a "wonderful-gute" novel that celebrates women's resourceful strength and pluck, rewarding the good-hearted who keep close to the spirit (if not the letter) of traditional values over those who are concerned with maintaining appearances but fail at human connection. The three Christner sisters live with their protective aunt Bitzi, whose sarcastic vocal prayers and habit of wearing earrings-a holdover from her Englisch days-break all protocol. They make a modest living through the hard work of keeping bees. Dan Kanagy returns from a trip full of teasing words for his longtime crush, Lily Christner, but his kindness and enthusiasm for helping with hive chores, mousetraps, and buggy rides are in notable contrast to the behavior of her fiancé, stingy, selfish, and judgmental Paul Glick, who is mostly concerned with grooming Lily to be a modest wife. Beckstrand humorously displays the awkwardness and immaturity of her young protagonists while uplifting them, and though readers will have a good idea of where the story is going, its unfolding is delightfully sweet. As a bonus, the beekeeping details are accurate, and Beckstrand includes some tasty recipes. Agent: Mary Sue Seymour, Seymour Agency. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

Dan Kanagy never forgot Lily Christner. Ever since eighth grade, Dan spent all his time trying to attract Lily's attention, but nothing he said or did ever seemed to work. Lily Christner never forgot Dan Kanagy. All through high school, Dan teased her unmercifully with a wide of assortment of nicknames. So when Lily bumps into Dan, who has returned home to Wisconsin after spending several years with relatives in Pennsylvania, she immediately gives thanks to the Lord for her fiancé, Paul Glick, who is the one boy in school who never made fun of her looks. But now, every time they meet, Dan insists that he will do anything to make amends for the past. Can Lily really trust the sweet-as-honey words Dan keeps feeding her? Graced with an engaging cast of characters, including the girl's colorful Aunt Bitsy, and brimming with fascinating facts about beekeeping (as well as some yummy honey inspired recipes), this charming start to Beckstrand's Honeybee Sisters series will appeal not only to fans of Amish romances but also to anyone who enjoys a sweet love story. Further novels featuring Christner women will quickly appear as Beckstrand continues the series.--Charles, John Copyright 2016 Booklist