Emma Weaver is twenty-one years old and has found a passion for playingmatchmaker with her friends. Her neighbor, Gideon King, warns her aboutinterfering in people’s lives, but she disregards his advice and plans to set upPaul, the son of the bishop, with her friend Hannah.
But when Paul misinterprets Emma’s attention, believing she has feelingsfor him, he begins asking her to ride in his buggy after Sunday singings andshows up at her house for Friday evening visits. As she tries to repair thedamage that’s been done and mend the hearts that have been broken, shefinds herself in trouble with the community. Will she learn her lesson andstop meddling in the affairs of others? Will she find a love of her own?
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“The Matchmaker is both charming and beautiful. Sarah Price writes with an authenticity
that pulls at the heartstrings and triumphs over self in a way that gives you renewed faith
in love and friendship, showing us all the hand God has in our lives.”
—Sue Laitinen, book reviewer at Destination Amish
“In her own distinctive voice, Sarah Price has created a wealth of memorable, delightful
characters in The Matchmaker! Readers will love this unique blend of the Amish and
Jane Austen’s classic tale Emma—the story of a meddling, opinionated young lady who
must learn the hard way that the best-laid plans may sometimes go awry! With the
unpredictable twists and turns that Sarah Price is so well known for, and a charming
main character who is not your typical Amish heroine, this harmonious mix is truly a
match made in heaven!”
—Diana Flowers, senior reviewer at Overcoming With God
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author has done such a great job of combining the basic storyline of Emma into an Amish setting. The way the story is told just makes sense. I really loved that the book retains the same feeling as reading a Jane Austen novel. The depth of emotion, range of characters, and situations that Emma gets herself into kept my attention from page one until the very ending of the story. Sweet, meddling Emma…when will she learn? She has such a good heart, caring for your aging father and other widows in the community. However, she is a bit stubborn and things get quite mixed up when she begins her matchmaking attempts. Many life lessons are learned by Emma in this wonderful story. I enjoyed her character and appreciated the way that she grew throughout the story. The other characters in the book were similarly well-written. Gideon, the family friend that Emma has known since birth, was the epitome of a strong and wise Amish man in the community. I enjoyed getting to know him in this story and watching his transformation throughout the book, as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this charming story and look forward to reading the other books in this series. I would like to thank the author for the complimentary ebook that I received in exchange for an honest review.
Great series! -- What a good series this is. Have you ever thought you were doing something positive for others and then mess up not only your own life but other lives as well? I really like the way Sarah tells the story and lets the reader see how Emma handles each situation. She teaches a lesson about letting 'nature' take it's course and not trying to take the 'course' in your own hands, especially when your are messing with other peoples lives. Great read Sarah! I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, "Second Chances" coming out in June of this year.
Simply Delightful Amish Fiction! In her own distinctive voice, Sarah Price has created a wealth of memorable, delightful characters in The Matchmaker. Readers will love this unique blend of the Amish and Jane Austen's classic tale, Emma -- the story of an opinionated young lady who must learn the hard way that best laid plans may sometimes go awry. Emma Weaver's heart is in the right place in spite of her meddlesome ways. Just because she has no desire to be burdened down with a husband and children does not mean she cannot help others find their way to wedded bliss. With her smile as her armor and her laughter as her shield, she is content to help the widows in her Amish community and her aged father as well. After all, Emma feels that there is a 'lid for every pot' so to speak (except herself), and it is her place to sort all that out. However, will all of Emma's well-meaning schemes backfire on her?...and does she ever learn that matchmaking is best left in the hands of God!? To be quite honest with you, before I truly "met" Emma, I wanted to shake her. Filled with pride and a judgmental attitude, I felt that the good she did came from a pious self-righteous opinion of herself. But oh, how she finally endeared herself to me as she evolved throughout the story. Sarah Price portrays the Amish as human...who make mistakes and must own up to them, unlike many other Amish novels that portray them as being "perfect." I laughed out loud at some of Emma's antics and sayings, along with the secondary characters' as well. And I shed a few tears at the satisfying conclusion. With unpredictable twists and turns that Sarah Price is so well known for, and a charming main character that is not your typical Amish heroine -- this harmonious mix of contemporary and classic is truly a "match made" in heaven!