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The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek

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by Jane Myers Perrine
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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?

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times
"With small-town charm and the perfect amount of humor, Perrine's second novel set in Butternut Creek is sweet and engaging."
San Francisco Book Review on The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek
Fans of Jan Karon will feel right at home in Butternut Creek.
Laurie Alice Eakes
"I did not want to put this book down. The characters and Jane Myers Perrine's storytelling gift captured my heart on page one and held on to the satisfying end. This is truly a special story."
RT Book Reviews on The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek
"In the first book of a new series, Perrine visits a small town in Texas filled with quirky residents. Fun characters and a storyline that will hit close to home for a number of readers make this novel appealing to a wide variety of people."
Susan Mallery
"A warm, witty, wonderful book. I loved it, and you will, too.
Colleen Thompson
"Heartwarming and hilarious, The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek offers a touching, small-town view of the ties that bind."
Vicky Dreiling
"Perrine has penned a charming, heartwarming story with endearing characters and a lovely small town. I adored Butternut Creek and its residents."
Christie Craig
"Wow! Jane Myers Perrine has penned an amazing story with heart, hope, and humor. She created a setting with such unique and spunky characters that you can't help but fall in love with the people and the place. Grab a comfortable chair, and the book and get swept away to Butternut Creek, a quaint town where friendship, romance, and laughter are abundant. Perrine has a beautiful knack of storytelling and creating unforgettable characters that makes this series a must read."
Mae Nunn
"The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek is a treasure from talented author Jane Perrine! She's created a charming community filled with all the delight and drama of small town life. The residents of Butternut Creek will draw you into their world making you thankful this is only the first installment in Jane's new series."
Lorraine Sullivan
"I couldn't resist. The Widows' scheming had me grinning, and I loved how all the quirky, lovable characters got my mind off my worries."
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"With small-town charm and the perfect amount of humor, Perrine's second novel set in Butternut Creek is sweet and engaging."Romantic Times

Fans of Jan Karon will feel right at home in Butternut Creek.—San Francisco Book Review on The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek"

[G]entle, funny, romantic, and honest new series.... The veteran author and ordained minister has a sure eye for smalltown church drama, as well as the dynamics of life in a town where everyone knows your business. Perrine does a fine job blending small and large story lines, portraying details and dilemmas of regular folks, and offering spiritual messages from real life. This is a delightful first volume in what promises to be a wonderful series."
Publishers Weekly on The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek"

I did not want to put this book down. The characters and Jane Myers Perrine's storytelling gift captured my heart on page one and held on to the satisfying end. This is truly a special story."—Laurie Alice Eakes, award-winning author of A Flight of Fancy"

...will definitely appeal to fans of Jan Karon's "Mitford" series and other readers who enjoy homespun fiction about small-town life."—Library Journal on The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek"

In the first book of a new series, Perrine visits a small town in Texas filled with quirky residents. Fun characters and a storyline that will hit close to home for a number of readers make this novel appealing to a wide variety of people."—RT Book Reviews on The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek"

A warm, witty, wonderful book. I loved it, and you will, too.—Susan Mallery, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, on The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek"

Heartwarming and hilarious, The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek offers a touching, small-town view of the ties that bind."—Colleen Thompson, Award-winning author, on The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek"

Perrine has penned a charming, heartwarming story with endearing characters and a lovely small town. I adored Butternut Creek and its residents."—Vicky Dreiling, author of How to Marry a Duke, on The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek"

Wow! Jane Myers Perrine has penned an amazing story with heart, hope, and humor. She created a setting with such unique and spunky characters that you can't help but fall in love with the people and the place. Grab a comfortable chair, and the book and get swept away to Butternut Creek, a quaint town where friendship, romance, and laughter are abundant. Perrine has a beautiful knack of storytelling and creating unforgettable characters that makes this series a must read."—Christie Craig, author of Hotter in Texas, the humorous romantic suspense series released by Grand Central/Forever, on The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek
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The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek is a treasure from talented author Jane Perrine! She's created a charming community filled with all the delight and drama of small town life. The residents of Butternut Creek will draw you into their world making you thankful this is only the first installment in Jane's new series."—Mae Nunn, author of A Texas Ranger's Family, 2010 Carol winner from American Christian Fiction Writers on The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek"

I couldn't resist. The Widows' scheming had me grinning, and I loved how all the quirky, lovable characters got my mind off my worries."—Lorraine Sullivan, Associate Editor of First for Women on The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455518333
Publisher:
FaithWords
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
Butternut Creek Series , #2
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
107,238
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

A Missouri native, Jane Myers Perrine earned her B.A. from Kansas State University and her M.Ed. in Spanish from the University of Louisville. She was a finalist in the Regency category of the Golden Heart Awards, and her short pieces have appeared in theHouston Chronicle and Woman's World magazine. A high-school Spanish teacher as well as an ordained minister, she currently lives in Texas with her husband, who is the minister of a local Christian church.

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The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SueGM More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the series and the author makes one feel like a resident of Butternut Creek. You are drawn into the lives of all the citizens. Each character is fully developed as a realistic human being with all the joys, sadness, and humor that is a part of life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good book.
EllenW More than 1 year ago
“I continue to be a sad burden for Birdie Mac Dowell.” So begins Jane Myers Perrine’s second installment of her Butternut Creek series. Adam Jordan, pastor of the Christian Church in Butternut Creek, writes this line in his journal. His self-deprecating sense of humor makes him an easy character to care about. Adam arrived at the church as a young, inexperienced pastor. In this book, his growth in his calling and personal maturity is evident. He is able to handle difficult situations that come up with his congregation…but he still quakes a bit inside when summoned by the Widows in order to hear their latest edict regarding his duty to marry. And there are many more of these matrimonial summits now that the Widows have a perfect candidate for his bride, Gussie Milton. Adam is really attracted to Gussie. Seems like a slam dunk-except his every effort to gain her attention is a total non-starter. What Adam doesn’t realize is that Gussie has serious personal issues that are keeping her from having a relationship with a man…even though she is also attracted to Adam. The Widows’ frustration at Adam’s inability to get a date with Gussie is fun to watch. They push, then they fall back and try not to interfere…but trying not to interfere is foreign to their natures. And, of course, Adam is not about to tell them about Gussie’s problems once he does find out so he has to continue to take their harassment with his usual good grace. Jane does a wonderful job is building all of the relationships between the characters in this book, particularly the relationship between Adam and Gussie. She also excels at showing Gussie’s struggle to overcome her past and the baggage it has left her with. Jane also continues to develop her entire cast of characters – Adam, Gussie, the Widows (now there are four), Hector and Janey (the brother and sister Adam guardians), Willow and Sam and their two incorrigible little boys…I could go on. There is a large cast in this series but I feel like I know each and every one of them. And I care about them. This is yet another touching and warmhearted story of community and love in its many forms. I highly recommend it.