Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek by Jane Myers Perrine * A Review

Once again, the Widows of Butternut Creek are determined to find a bride for Pastor Adam. This time, their candidate is as gun shy as the pastor!

A traumatic experience as a college freshman has left Gussie Milton 'once bitten, twice shy.' Although she'd like a relationship, she's frightened, so she's thrown herself into caring for her aging parents, her photography business, and her church. In the eyes of Miss Birdie and her friend Mercedes, aka 'the Widows,' Gussie would make their young pastor the perfect wife. And though the attraction proves mutual, first Gussie's past and then the pastor's hopes for the future threaten to keep them apart. Can the Widows' meddling be the catalyst that changes the couple's lives forever?

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (November 20, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0892968958
ISBN-13: 978-0892968954
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 12 ounces

Jane Myers Perrine started writing while in grade school. Although her spelling was terrible--she blames that on dyslexia--her third-grade teacher predicted she'd be an author. Jane attended Kansas State University. Majoring in both English and Spanish, she read the best literature in both languages. After years as a Spanish teacher and minister, she began writing. Her novels include Regency settings and Western historicals as well as stories which take place in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas where she now resides. An award-winning author, she presently writes about a young minister, Adam Jordan, and his life in Butternut Creek, TX.

  I didn’t get to read the first book in the series, but I really loved book 2 and it’s a great stand alone book also.
  The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek is a charming, old fashioned type of book with all of the modern day problems and the faith to see the people through.
  Pastor Adam is such a kind, helpful person and he doesn’t take offence at the Widows trying to find him a wife and how they try to have him do everything they way. He shows them love and compassion, but does things the right way for everyone involved.
  Gussie is afraid of relationships and stays home to take care of her parents, even though they don’t need taken care of.
  When I first heard of the Butternut Creek series it made me think of Jan Karon’s Mitford series, but they aren’t anything the same except for the same kind of small knit town and how the people care for each other.
  The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek is a book well worth reading. It is full of fun, romance, comedy, grace and forgiveness. I would highly recommend this fantastic book.

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I received my free copy from Sarah Reck at Faith Words/HachetteBookGroup, for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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