The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek

The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek

by Jane Myers Perrine


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The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek by Jane Myers Perrine

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892968954
Publisher: FaithWords
Publication date: 11/20/2012
Series: Butternut Creek Series , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 323,223
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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 the Houston 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.