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FaithWords The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek, Butternut Creek Series #2

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Customer Reviews for The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek, Butternut Creek Series #2
Review 1 for The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek, Butternut Creek Series #2
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The butternut widows seek a wife for Pastor Adam

Date:July 16, 2013
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Age:55-65
Gender:female
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I found the Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek to be humorous, heart warming, and just plain charming. It was the kind of read that leaves you happy knowing that will be future installments. I believe Perrine has committed to writing three novels about young Pastor Adam and his Texas congregation. At the center of all the action are the Widows of Butternut Creek (Birdie and Mercedes, plus a few new "members") who are determined that everything at Butternut Christian Church be done just right. Now that they have Pastor Adam "broken in" to the RIGHT ways of doing things, they are ready to play matchmaker and find him a wife.
After unsuccessfully trying to match Adam up with every single woman in Butternut (even the Presbyterian female minister), the ladies have decided that Gussie Milton who coordinates youth camps and events with several churches across their Texas area will do just fine. What they don't realize is that Adam has already decided that Gussie is someone he might be interested in, but he certainly can't act on his feelings with the widows setting up the couple at every turn. Gussie doesn't know the power of the elderly women, but she does know that being around Adam is starting to draw her out of a self-imposed safety net where she had hidden for almost a decade.
With side stories like that of the brother and sister Adam has taken in as foster children and the humorous experiences he faces when finding a replacement organist, The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek goes beyond simple romance. Our church organist, a wonderful lady and former teaching colleague of mine, just loved the first book. Can't wait to hear her comments about the organist trials in this volume. I do think the first book moved a little faster, but I often feel that when I read a series. If you liked the Father Tim series, you will enjoy Perrine's series. I look forward to the third book. The folk of Butternut Creek still have stories to share. I received a copy of this title from FaithWords, the publisher, for review purposes. All opinions are mine.
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Review 2 for The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek, Butternut Creek Series #2
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5 out of 5
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Fun and easy read

Date:June 6, 2013
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DARDY
Location:GREENSBORO, NC
Age:55-65
Gender:female
I study a great deal and I need what I call a fluff book. That is a book that is entertaining and fun with a message ... or several messages. I love this series as it fits the bill for Fluff! The characters are interesting and developing and I am enjoying this second book. More please.
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Review 3 for The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek, Butternut Creek Series #2
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Full of humorous nuances, heart-warming characters

Date:November 17, 2012
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Jane Myers Perrine has a delightful grasp of the English language, and she has written a story full of humorous nuances and wonderful, heart-warming characters whose antics are so enjoyable that it's difficult to put the book down! I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series (The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek) and loved again visiting the world of Miss Birdie and Pastor Adam, and watching a unique yet surprisingly touching relationship develop between Adam and Gussie. I do have to admit that there were moments where my impatient nature made we want to shout at the book for Adam and Gussie to hurry up and move things along already! However, the moment when Gussie revealed bits of her past, I had a moment of clarity about what was going on, and was able to fully appreciate how everything unfolds in their relationship. Pastor Adam is such a lovable character that I can't help but wish he existed in real life. Many of his scenes had me grinning or laughing outright, whether due to his bumbling nature with woman, or when his poor car (aka heap of rust) acts up again, or the donkey scene at the church (you will have to read the book to see what I am talking about!).
If you loved the first book in the series, then you are going to enjoy "The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek" as well. And if you haven't yet met Adam or Miss Birdie or the rest of the match-making crew, then what are you waiting for? Grab a copy for yourself and enjoy getting to know these fun characters.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher, Hachette Book Group (Faithwords), for the purposes of this unbiased review.
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Review 4 for The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek, Butternut Creek Series #2
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4 out of 5
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An easy read

Date:November 15, 2012
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Cindy Navarro
Location:Cullman, AL
Age:55-65
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It took me a while to really get into this one. While it is not vital that you have read the first book in the series, I do wonder if my interest would have been captured a bit earlier. There were quirky characters, and fun moments, but sometimes it seemed a bit too predictable. I think I would have been a bit more forgiving on this if I had been in on the action from the moment of Adam's arrival, instead of feeling like I had walked in a bit late and needed to play catch-up.
On a positive note, some very real and serious issues were addressed in this book. I felt they were handled in a realistic manner, and did bring the characters more to life for me. By the last few chapters, I was beginning to care more about the characters and felt a more vested interest in them. Through much of the book, I felt only a luke-warm interest, but by the closing chapter, I must admit to being curious to what will happen in the third in this series. So, I am borderline between 3 or 4 stars, but will go with a 4 star review...with reservation. I would recommend getting The Welcome Committee Of Butternut Creek and reading it first.
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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Review 5 for The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek, Butternut Creek Series #2
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Date:November 14, 2012
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While the characters and story are charming, the use of bad language is not appropriate, and should not be considered Christian fiction. It should be sold in the secular market.
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Review 6 for The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek, Butternut Creek Series #2
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4 out of 5
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Date:October 15, 2012
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Location:Victorville, CA
Age:45-54
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In the small town of Butternut Creek, Texas, a group of elderly ladies, known as the Widows have made it their personal challenge to find a suitable wife for the new young pastor, Adam Jordan. The challenge is that most of the young, single women have either married already or there are one or two remaining that don't seem to be interested in Adam at all. But make no mistake, they aren't about to give up, even if it means sitting in the pastor's office every morning to consult with him on his love life. The Widows are the ones in the community who see to it that the food pantry is well stocked, that the sick are ministered to, the fundraisers are successful and most of all oversee the love life of all the town's residents. They have been fairly successful up until now.
When a likely candidate is found in college freshman, Gussie Milton, the Widows get to work making arrangements for the two to have time to get to know one another, to socialize and to see that love is a possibility for them both. But as the Pastor sees it, their plans for him is to attend a Youth Outing over the upcoming weekend, fall in love on Friday, get married and have children on the way by Sunday. Don't this well-meaning ladies know that love takes time? Will they become more of a problem than a solution? Or will Pastor Jordan and Gussie finally see that despite all the well intentions of the Widows, that they only want them to find what they have had until their own husbands passed away. That love is the best treasure on Earth or at least in Butternut Creek.
I received The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek by Jane Myers Perrine compliments of Faith Words, a division on Hachette Book Groups for my honest review. I honestly felt sorry for Pastor Adam Jordan most of the time, because these elderly ladies with the best of intentions didn't realize how much they were actually interfering in the process for Adam and Gussie to see qualities in one another that would inspire their own feelings to follow. It seemed like every time Adam turned around the Widows were waiting for him in his office to grill him over what he had done, how he was feeling and probing for all the intimate details. Their desire for him to experience love and marriage like they had, seemed to overlap Adams own need for a personal life in finding his own happiness. It was delightful, warm-hearted and truly a novel that was fun to read. I kept thinking of the ring leader of the Widows, Miss Birdie as the actress Shirley McLane or Olympia Dukakis! Funny how that happens. If you love small town contemporary love stories with a bit of humor, you'll want to pick this one up. I rate it a 4 out of 5 stars. The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek picks up where the first book The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek leaves off.
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