Center Point Large PrintThe Welcome Committee of Butternut
When Adam Jordan comes to pastor Butternut Creek Christian Church, Miss Birdie and her friend Mercedes determine to educate him on how things are done---and find him a wife. He evades their matchmaking, so the two set their sights on wounded marine Sam Peterson and his beautiful physical therapist. Is this a battle the widows will win?
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Customer Reviews for The Welcome Committee of Butternut
The author writes a good story, but it doesn't qualify for Christian fiction because of the unnecessary bad language she chose to use. I don't appreciate having to read those words. The book would have fit better in a secular market. When I purchase Christian fiction from CBD, I expect it to be just that.
What a town! With many story lines this book is full and overflowing with characters. I enjoyed how the characters were all intertwined and the stories overlapped. I did not like the slow parts and felt there were parts in the story that were just too wordy!
The story takes place around a new minister who comes to town and the ladies of the church who decide to play matchmaker. The other stories are all well written as well as this one and you will find yourself drawn to the interesting story lines. The characters themselves will probably remind you of people you know or at least you will feel like they could be!
I liked the authors friendly writing style. I do think parts of the book could have been taken out and it would not have taken anything away from the story. That said, it was a fun story with memorable characters so I gave this book 4/5 stars.
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
If you are looking for a book with quirky characters, ones who will soon have you laughing, then look no further than The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek! I found this first installment of the 3-part series to be absolutely hilarious, leaving me smiling one minute and laughing out loud the next. The character of Miss Birdie is priceless in her earnestness and her no-nonense attitude, and the interactions between Miss Birdie and the young pastor Adam were highly amusing, while providing for some points to consider about how us layfolk treat their pastors! The novel is well-written, and despite featuring a character-driven plot, it held my interest well except while reading through a few chapters in the middle where I found the plot bogged down a bit. Overall, however, I found this to be a highly enjoyable and satisfying read. I come away having been encouraged to live out my faith in action and deed, much like these admirable characters did, whether by bringing food to the needy like "The Widows" do, or opening my home to those with no place to lay their head (although perhaps I'll leave the part about the match-making up to The Widows!).
I grew to truly care about these characters with their misguided but well-intended ways, and I am looking forward to revisiting the town of Butternut Creek when the next book hits the shelves! I give this book a solid recommendation and award it 4 out of 5 stars.
Book was provided courtesy of the publisher for the purposes of this unbiased review.
No unmarried person is safe in Butternut Creek from the Widows.
Birdie and Mercedes (The Widows) enjoy finding new members for their church and new couples for their matchmaking skills. Adam Jordan, 25, a newly appointed minister headed to Texas from Kentucky to the community of Butternut Creek, where everyone trusts everyone and a place where you can leave your doors unlocked. He has not come into town with much, but the overwhelming generousity of the community is welcome and he quickly finds himself feeling more at home. Sam Peterson ex Marine in need of a kind word moved back to Butternut Creek to live in his late Aunts house. Willow, physical therapist along with sons Nick and Leo find challenges even in this small community.
Small town setting with believable people and real life issues.
This is a great concept for a novel and when I started reading it hooked me into the storyline. It drug a bit towards the middle but quickly picked up. On a positive note: Character development was strong and scenery works. The novel was easy going humorous at times and hearttearing at others especially at times when it focused on loneliness and the need for acceptance. On a negative note: I feel strongly that profanity has no place in a Christian novel, no exception to that in my opinion. Sometimes the book read more like a secular novel.
For the most part I was entertained and would recommend this book to others especially ones who enjoy secular fiction but who don't mind a "lite" Christian novel. Thanks to Faithwords and Netgalley the ARC for my review.