The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek, Butternut Creek Series #2   -     By: Jane Myers Perrine
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FaithWords / 2012 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: FaithWords
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 0892968958
ISBN-13: 9780892968954
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Series: Butternut Creek

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Publisher's Description

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?

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

"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
"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



"[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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  1. Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    The butternut widows seek a wife for Pastor Adam
    July 16, 2013
    Millstreetreader
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    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.
  2. GREENSBORO, NC
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Fun and easy read
    June 6, 2013
    DARDY
    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.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Full of humorous nuances, heart-warming characters
    November 17, 2012
    Christianfictionaddiction
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    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.
  4. Cullman, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    An easy read
    November 15, 2012
    Cindy Navarro
    Cullman, AL
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    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.
  5. Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    November 14, 2012
    cricket
    Gender: female
    Quality: 1
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    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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