Monday, July 13, 2015

The Matchmaker by Sarah Price A Review

When Emma's interference in her friends' lives backfires, will the consequences be more than she bargained for?

Emma Weaver is twenty-one years old and has found a passion for playing matchmaker with her Amish friends.  Her neighbor, Gideon King, warns her about interfering in people's lives, but she disregards his advice and plans to set up Paul, the son of the Amish bishop, with her friend Hannah.

But when Paul misinterprets Emma's attention, believing she has feelings for him, he begins asking her to ride in his buggy after Sunday singings and shows up at her house for Friday evening visits.  As she tries to repair the damage that's been done and mend the hearts that have been broken, she finds herself in trouble with the community.  Will she learn her lesson and stop meddling in the affairs of others?  Will she find a love of her own?

Series: The Amish Classics (Book 2)
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Realms (February 3, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1629980048
ISBN-13: 978-1629980041
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

In 1969, Sarah Price was born in Pennsylvania and lived on the land of her ancestors, Johannes Preiss and "King Tammany", otherwise known as Tamanend, a chief of the Lenni Lenape nation in the Delaware Valley.
In the early 1970s, her family moved to Morristown, New Jersey where she still resides with her husband, two children, and assortment of animals.
Ms. Price has advanced degrees in Communication (MA), Marketing (MBA), and Educational Leadership (A.B.D.).
Ms. Price was a former full-time college professor. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, she now writes full-time.

  I did not like The Matchmaker by Sarah Price at all. It’s the retelling of Emma by Jane Austen. I have watched the real Emma many times and love it, but the retelling in an Amish setting just doesn’t work.
  For one thing the Amish wouldn’t be prideful and trying to get their way the way Emma does in this story. The characters and story line were not well done. It was a book that was really lacking in many areas.
  I really don’t like the retelling of classics because it doesn’t show any talent of the author. All they have to do is copy the story and put in a few words of their own. They don’t figure out the plot or story line at all. It has already been done.
  So I do not recommend this book. I haven’t read any other books by Sarah Price and may not.

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Thank you to Booketeria for providing this book for 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


csthankful said...

I so appreciate that you will let us know when you didn't like a book. Your reviews are always informative and honest. This is a sign of an excellent reviewer. Blessings, Connie Sue

Trinity Rose said...

Thank you Connie Sue. I always appreciate your comments. Means a lot to me.