Andrew by Jennifer Beckstrand is the first book in her Petersheim Brothers series. Amish fiction is one of my favorite genres and this Amish romance did not disappoint.
Andrew is the eldest of the Petersheim brothers, fondly known as the Peanut Butter Brothers, so named because of the family business. Andrew views himself as a righteous man and strives to live by the strict rules that govern every aspect of Amish life. Mary Coblenz “jumped the fence” and escaped to the English world, but has just returned to her Amish community pregnant and unwed. Andrew and Mary have a great deal of soul searching to do before they can accept any relationship beyond friendship, but they have help in the form of Andrew’s eight-year-old twin brothers, Alfie and Benji.
Andrew is a really good read. Ms. Beckstrand has given us a wonderful cast of characters. The twins are especially hilarious. The writing flows smoothly, and there’s just the right amount of conflict. This novel is 5 out of 5 stars for me. 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.