A Perfect Amish Match

A Perfect Amish Match

by Vannetta Chapman

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Overview

Every courting disaster has led him to her.

An Indiana Amish Brides story

After three failed relationships, Amish bachelor Noah Graber would rather disappoint his parents than try again. But when matchmaker Olivia Mae Miller agrees to provide courting lessons, Noah’s perfect match becomes clear—it’s Olivia Mae herself! With ailing grandparents at home, she hadn’t planned on love or marriage. Might a future with Noah be everything she’s been missing?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488042805
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 05/01/2019
Series: Indiana Amish Brides
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 12,075
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Vannetta Chapman writes fiction full of grace and is the author of over 20 Amish novels. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather's birthplace in Albion, Pennsylvania. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and a Christy award finalist. She lives in the Texas Hill Country where she writes full time. She and her husband spend their time doting on their labrador, beagle, cats, and herd of deer. Vannetta also loves to knit, quilt, hike, camp, and travel.

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A Perfect Amish Match 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
beckymmoe 6 days ago
Such a sweet romance! The hero and heroine of A Perfect Amish Match are close to approaching the "too old" threshold--both are in their late 20s--and each is somewhat unconventional in other ways. Noah doesn't want to be a farmer--working as an auctioneer is his true passion. He's had some bad experiences dating, and has decided that he's perfectly happy as a bachelor, despite his family's wishes. Olivia Mae still wants to marry and have children, but she knows that caring for her grandparents, who shouldn't be left alone for too long at a time, is her #1 priority. She's wary of asking for too much help from the community--she doesn't like to take more than she can give, and believes that matchmaking services and knitting are the only real contributions she can offer--so no one really knows what difficulties she's dealing with at home. After a somewhat unconventional meeting, Noah and Olivia start a friendship (peppered with lots of really bad sheep-themed jokes) that, along with two disastrous dates, soon has Noah asking Olivia Mae for dating "lessons." Though you can probably guess where this is going to end up, observing the journey these two go on to get there is immensely satisfying, and the ending is absolutely delightful. Though this is the third in the Indiana Amish Brides series, it would work just fine as a standalone. Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
beckymmoe 6 days ago
Such a sweet romance! The hero and heroine of A Perfect Amish Match are close to approaching the "too old" threshold--both are in their late 20s--and each is somewhat unconventional in other ways. Noah doesn't want to be a farmer--working as an auctioneer is his true passion. He's had some bad experiences dating, and has decided that he's perfectly happy as a bachelor, despite his family's wishes. Olivia Mae still wants to marry and have children, but she knows that caring for her grandparents, who shouldn't be left alone for too long at a time, is her #1 priority. She's wary of asking for too much help from the community--she doesn't like to take more than she can give, and believes that matchmaking services and knitting are the only real contributions she can offer--so no one really knows what difficulties she's dealing with at home. After a somewhat unconventional meeting, Noah and Olivia start a friendship (peppered with lots of really bad sheep-themed jokes) that, along with two disastrous dates, soon has Noah asking Olivia Mae for dating "lessons." Though you can probably guess where this is going to end up, observing the journey these two go on to get there is immensely satisfying, and the ending is absolutely delightful. Though this is the third in the Indiana Amish Brides series, it would work just fine as a standalone. Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Emma 22 days ago
A Perfect Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman series Indiana Amish Brides Synopsis Every courting disaster has led him to her. An Indiana Amish Brides story After three failed relationships, Amish bachelor Noah Graber would rather disappoint his parents than try again. But when matchmaker Olivia Mae Miller agrees to provide courting lessons, Noah’s perfect match becomes clear—it’s Olivia Mae herself! With ailing grandparents at home, she hadn’t planned on love or marriage. Might a future with Noah be everything she’s been missing? This is Olivia Mae Miller and Noah Graber's story. Olivia Mae Miller had her hands covered in flour and was breading chicken breasts to slip into the oven when Mammi called out, “Someone’s at the door.” It was late Wednesday afternoon, the first day of May. She’d opened the doors and windows to allow the spring breeze into the house. She could just make out the silhouette of a tall man through the screen door. Olivia Mae added dashes of salt, pepper and garlic to the chicken, then popped the baking dish into the oven. Finally she snagged a dish towel off the counter and hurried through the living room, hoping the sight of a stranger wouldn’t upset her grandfather. Some days he could become quite agitated. Other days he was sure the person was a long-lost relative. “Can I help you?” She peered through the screen, looking up to take the measure of the man on their porch. “Are you Olivia Mae?” “Ya.” Still she didn’t step outside. Maybe he would go away if she wasn’t overly friendly. She had dinner to finish preparing—potatoes and corn and salad. The doctors said small amounts of salad were very important for people her grandparents’ age. She really couldn’t afford to run behind on their schedule. Evenings were difficult when they didn’t manage to tuck Daddi into bed early. She almost said, “We’re not interested,” to shoo away the man. “I thought it was something that my mamm would like.” She must have looked alarmed, because he quickly added, “I didn’t actually buy it. I couldn’t. Since I’m the auctioneer, that wouldn’t be proper. I asked my bruder to bid on it, which he did.” The man was rambling and refused to make eye contact. He seemed nervous for some reason. Olivia Mae pulled her gaze from him to study the box she was holding—cherry wood, sanded smooth, with a trio of butterflies carved in the bottom right-hand corner. “After the auction, when I opened it, I saw the papers that had your name on them.” I highly recommend reading. A Perfect Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman is a wonderful well written 5 star book. I am looking forward to reading more books by Vannetta Chapman. Indiana Amish Brides. 1. A Widow's Hope 2. Amish Christmas Memories Amish Bishop Mystery 1. What the Bishop Saw 2. When the Bishop Needs an Alibi 3. Who the Bishop Knows A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman Christmas at Pebble Creek by Vannetta Chapman Pebble Creek Amish 1. A Promise for Miriam 2. A Home for Lydia 3. A Wedding for Julia 3.5. Home to Pebble Creek 3.75. Christmas at Pebble Creek A Perfect Amish Match by Vannetta Chapman
Faye_reviews 28 days ago
Noah Graber is a content bachelor, but he grudging agrees to go on three dates set up by Amish matchmaker Olivia Mae. But as the dates continue to go disastrously, he begins to wonder if he's been overlooking his best match. Olivia Mae is devoted to her grandparents who are starting to have trouble with their memory. She is a strong, responsible young woman and sometimes she struggles to ask others for help. I love how she helped others, and cares so much about the ones that she loves. This story had such a fun premise, and great interaction between that characters. It was a delightful read from beginning to end, and I loved how Noah takes the time to spend time with Olivia Mae's grandparents. This book has such a fun unique spin on the Amish romance, and it felt fun and fresh. Overall a charming romance, with great faith and touches of humor that brought a smile to my face. An entertaining and enjoyable read. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Mar-J 29 days ago
Vannetta Chapman never fail to draw readers into her stories. A Perfect Amish Match brought matchmaker Olivia Mae Miller story to life. She dedicated her life to caring for her aging grandparents that resulted in some sad situations but Olivia was determined to fulfill her obligation despite her brothers’ request to move to Maine. She was the matchmaker in Goshen but the dates she arranged for Noah Graber proved disastrous for her friends. Noah’s presence at the Miller’s home during a storm brought a new dimension to Noah’s behavior by stepping in to assist with repairs. I loved this story with the older hero and heroine along with Rachel and Abe, the grandparents. There were moments of sadness to happiness along with smiles, tears and laughter. Vannetta Chapman never disappoint in a touching story with characters that are friends after closing the book and wondering how they are doing in days ahead. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review but have expressed my sincere thoughts. I look forward to reading more books by Chapman as they are released.
vics49548 3 months ago
Oh my goodness. What a sweet, fun book. Author Vanetta Chapman gives us a tale of an Amish matchmaker who is single herself. You can imagine where this story is going and I promise you won’t be disappointed. While this book was fun and a quick read, Chapman does address the topic of Alzheimer’s and failing health in loved ones. Olivia Mae is so kind and caring of her grandparents, even sacrificially so. Along comes poor Noah who doesn’t have a clue about women. I seriously loved these characters. If you enjoy Amish fiction then grab this one. I highly recommend it! I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
LizD1 3 months ago
A Perfect Amish Match ( Indiana Amish Brides #3 ) By: Vannetta Chapman A Perfect Amish Match is book three in Indiana Amish Brides series. These can be read as a stand alone. This is a heartwarming Inspirational romance by Vannetta Chapman. I believe I have read about all of her books and I have not found any that I did not love. She makes her books come alive. I was drawn in at the start and could not put it down. I was not disappointed. I fell in love with the two main characters Olivia and Noah. Olivia is an Amish match maker and a good one. Noah is an auctioneer and a confirmed bachelor. Both have had bad relationships in the past. There were times when I caught myself laughing and other times I had tears in my eyes. Is there a perfect Amish match out there for Noah? What about Olivia? I absolutely loved , loved , A Perfect Amish Match. I was given a complimentary copy of this book, but was not told that I had to give a positive review. All opinions are my own.
SunnieReviews 3 months ago
This was a great book. It was funny, a bit sad, very happy, basically all the feels, right? I loved the very last sentence in the book, but you will have to read it to find out about that. That statement was really true and was a perfect wrap-up for the whole book! I love matchmaker stories and this one was perfect. Poor Olivia Mae had a lot on her plate besides her matchmaking. I loved the caring characters in the story. They were definitely real and cared about one another. Many of the events have been parts of my life and that helps to remember that you aren't alone. There are others there to help if we let them. A very read-worthy book you won't want to miss! I received a copy of this book from the author. All thoughts are my own.
KrisAnderson_TAR 3 months ago
A Perfect Amish Match is an appealing Amish novel. Vannetta Chapman created likeable and relatable characters that I wanted to know more about (they become friends). Olivia Mae Miller takes care of her two ailing grandparents. It has become harder as her grandfather’s memory becomes worse. He is frail and needs supervision. Olivia Mae is a sweet, kind, thoughtful woman who has been successful at matching local couples. She has a good success rate which is why Noah’s family believes Olivia Mae can help Noah. Noah enjoys being an auctioneer and a bachelor. He is not interested in settling down and his past dates of been unsuccessful. The only way to get his well-meaning mother off his back, though, is to agree to let Olivia Mae set him up with three different women. This is when the fun begins. Noah is an absolute disaster on dates. Noah has a lot going for him with his good heart and a solid work ethic. But Noah is absolutely clueless about women and dating. Noah’s calamitous dates had me laughing out loud. Olivia takes him under and wing to show him how to properly court an Amish woman. Noah and Olivia Mae get to know each other. Olivia Mae even finds she likes Noah’s corny animal jokes. Unfortunately, the road to happiness is never smooth, but full of stones and potholes. There comes a time when heart wrenching choices will have to made. I thought A Perfect Amish Match was well-written with steady pacing. It is such a charming story that will have you chuckling and teary. A Perfect Amish Match can be read as a standalone if you have not picked up the other novels in the Indiana Amish Brides series. Christian elements (prayer, faith and God’s blessings for example) are beautifully integrated into the story (enhance the book). Important life lessons are learned by our characters. God has a hope and plan for each of us and He only wants the best for us. My favorite phrase is “some people are older when they fall in love and maybe that’s because it takes a while for them to know their hearts”. Vannetta Chapman never fails to provide a story that will touch our hearts. A Perfect Amish Match is a touching tale that will live with you long after you close the book.
DaliCastillo 3 months ago
A Fun and Entertaining Read Olivia Mae Miller’s stereotypical description of a matchmaker: “Old, maybe. Using a cane. Peering at you over my glasses and shaking my knitting needles at you.” 
 In reality this description does not even remotely describe Olivia Mae.  Old? Glasses? A cane? Not at all.  Olivia Mae is young, pretty, and never been married.  Yet, she’s known in her community as a very successful “matchmaker.”  And she’s also her grandparents’ caretaker. Although being their caretaker doesn’t affect her matchmaking skills, it constantly keeps challenges coming her way. 
 Enter Noah Graber.  Noah insists he’s “happily single” and that has no need for a matchmaker.    However, pressure from his family places him dead center in need of Olivia Mae’s matchmaking skills.  
 What happens next takes these two on a humorous, challenging, faith filled, romantic  adventure that had me continually laughing and smiling (especially at Noah’s jokes) up to the very end.  
 All in all, I found A Perfect Amish Match to be a thoroughly entertaining sweet, funny inspirational romance.  So, if this sounds like your kind of story, I highly recommend that you check it out.  And if it’s not your kind of story, check it out anyway.  You will be pleasantly surprised. 
 I was given a copy of this book.  All comments and opinions are my own.
MaureenST 3 months ago
I just finished this quick read that kept my attention and had me page turning, and at times laughing out loud. I could just picture that picnic that Noah takes his date on, and wait until he presents the horse blanket, he is sure a klutz when it comes to women and doing the wrong thing! While we get to enjoy Noah’s dating, my heart was breaking for Olivia Mae and her grandparents, and what they are dealing with and wanting the best for them. Sometimes we can’t see what is right before our eyes, but when I learned of Noah’s past, I was hoping it wouldn’t repeat itself. A sweet read that made me wish I could linger longer with! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review.
BrittanyMc 3 months ago
A Perfect Amish Match was such an enjoyable read. There were some serious topics covered, including caring for someone suffering from Altzheimer’s symptoms. The love that Olivia Mae showed for her grandparents spoke highly of her character and endeared her to me. There were plenty of humorous moments in this novel, as well. That Noah! From his corny sheep jokes to the two dating disasters in the story, he had me cringing at times! But, it was oh so funny to read about! And, finally, the romance between Olivia Mae and Noah was just right. It felt very natural and plausible. I liked this story from start to finish and even though it is book three in a series, it can be read as a stand alone novel. I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.