The Matchmaker: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen's Emma - eBook
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Publication Date: 2015
Series: Amish Classics
When Emmas interference in her friends
lives backfires, will the consequences
be more than she bargained for?
Emma Weaver is twenty-one years old and has found a passion for playing
matchmaker with her friends. Her neighbor, Gideon King, warns her about
interfering in peoples lives, but she disregards his advice and plans to set up
Paul, the son of the bishop, with her friend Hannah.
But when Paul misinterprets Emmas attention, believing she has feelings
for him, he begins asking her to ride in his buggy after Sunday singings and
shows up at her house for Friday evening visits. As she tries to repair the
damage thats been done and mend the hearts that have been broken, she
finds herself in trouble with the community. Will she learn her lesson and
stop meddling in the affairs of others? Will she find a love of her own?
Sarah Price is a masterful storyteller of more than two dozen novels.
Born into a Mennonite family, she has firsthand experience in the culture
and religion of both the Mennonites and the Amish. For over twenty-five
years, Price has lived among many different Amish communities in Lancaster
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great series!April 9, 2015wfnrenSt Cloud, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What 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.
CherNW OhioAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A really great Amish taleApril 2, 2015CherNW OhioAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is book 2 of the Amish Classics series, I haven't read the first one yet, but I'm sure to do it now that I have finished this one. It is one of the best examples of really getting to know how the Amish live and feel.
The story is an Amish retelling of Jane Austen's Emma, and Emma Weaver played her part in this story very well. I was hooked at the very first of the story and did not lose interest at all throughout the whole book. The characters played off each other so well, I really felt like I was in the story with them. From the very first Emma is working her wiles to try to help a friend find who her husband should be, all the while saying she would never marry. So many things happen from that very first incident clear up to the last page. You will never guess what happens ahead of time. I love the push and pull of the characters as the story is revealed.
Gideon King is a good friend of Emma's Dad's. He is very often found at their house visiting her Dad, a lot of the time just telling Emma what she's doing wrong, which just sets Emma's teeth on edge. Paul and Frances also come into Emma's life, but to what end. You'll just have to read the whole book to find out which one can make a difference.
As far as Amish books go, I'm not always thrilled with all of them. Some do not really get me into the story about how they feel, what they do in everyday life, how the family dynamics work, and a lot of other things. I rated this book with 5 stars and recommend this to all who love Christian Fiction.
I won this book in an blog give-away and am doing this review with all my own opinions.
Andrea WoodardBrooksville, FLAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5matchmakerFebruary 24, 2015Andrea WoodardBrooksville, FLAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5this book was great. Could not put it down. Can't wait for her next book to come out.
Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful Combination of Austen & Amish!February 11, 2015Britt98Grand Prairie, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The 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 Emmawhen 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.
Foster3Ontario, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A Totally Different Amish TaleFebruary 6, 2015Foster3Ontario, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I thought that I had read the best Sarah Price book ever, when I read "First Impressions", however , I was mistaken! I believe this new book is THE best, well, until she writes another new one! This author has a very special and different talent. She can remake a Jane Austen tale into one with an Amish setting and Amish characters. Who else could possibly take "Pride and Prejudice" and come up with a believable Amish tale? Now, once again Sarah has succeeded in retelling "Emma" in this new creation, "The Matchmaker". A perfect setting and a very different look at Amish life!!
The main character, Emma, was one who made me angry, made me chuckle, irritated me beyond belief, all in one chapter with her judgmental attitude. At the beginning of the book, I just wanted to shake some sense into this young lady!! She appeared to be a meddling busy body, always involved in someone else's love life, totally ignoring her own well being and happiness. My opinion did change as I read on in the book, thank goodness, or I would have been up in arms throughout the whole story. To me, a good book is one that enables me to identify with at least one character. This book met my qualifications with no problem. Gideon, a close friend of Emma's dad, was one of the few people who could put her in her place and make her think. He was kind, well meaning and showed his care for her by stepping and stopping her from making some REALLY big mistakes. Sarah`s ability to picture and understand the characters is outstanding. I became part of this story!!
The plot moved quickly with unexpected twists and turns withing every chapter. It was believable and realistic. It makes you realize that just because someone lives in an Amish community does not mean that they are exempt from the problems of everyday life. How they deal with them may be different but these individuals are human too. They make mistakes as do we!
I highly recommend this book to those who are tired of the rdinary, predictable Amish genre. Sarah Price is a writer with great imagination and puts her own twists in her creations.
Definitely a five star book!
This book was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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