The Matchmaker (Amish Classics Series #2)Sarah Price
When Emma's interference in her friends' lives backfires, will the consequences be more than she bargained for? Set in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, The Matchmaker is an Amish retelling of Emma and covers the same issues of love, relationships, and pride within the communi... Read More
Set in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, The Matchmaker is an Amish retelling of Emma and covers the same issues of love, relationships, and pride within the community.
SERIES DESCRIPTION: The Amish Classics series is a retelling of novels by Jane Austen in a contemporary Amish setting. The main story lines are accurately followed but told within the Amish culture and religion. These stories will introduce readers of Amish romances to these classics, while also being attractive to Jane Austen's many loyal fans.
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Feb 3, 2015
- UPC: 9781629980041
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 304
- Publish Date: Feb 3, 2015
- Language: English
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 1629980048
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- Emma's Consequences! by Nancee on 2/4/2015
Emma's idea of helping others is a rare gift to the elderly Amish women she visits weekly, and she is highly praised for her godly and generous spirit. Devoted to her aging father, Emma decided that marriage is not for her, but her penchant for matchmaking is meddlesome if not calamitous.
I thoroughly enjoyed Emma's zest for life and her positive outlook. There were moments when I'd like to have given her the evil eye, but I perceived Emma as an energetic, enthusiastic young woman whose motives are admirable, for the most part. As for the other situations she creates for herself and others...... well, let's leave it at that.
Set in rural Pennsylvania Amish country, Sarah Price paints a clear and vivid portrait of the Amish community, and the close-knit relationships that the Amish share. Not all is painted as perfect, as the Amish are human and struggle with many of the issues we all share. Very familiar with the Northern Indiana Amish communities, I was easily transported to this Pennsylvania Amish setting, and felt right at home with the author's extensive knowledge regarding the Amish culture.
The characters depicted in "The Matchmaker" are colorful, realistic and very well described. The events throughout this highly enjoyable novel provide a myriad of emotions! I thoroughly enjoyed this unpredictable tale created as an Amish version of Jane Austen's "Emma." A word of warning for those of you about to read this amusing and entertaining book, don't waste your time attempting to sleep. I simply couldn't put the book down! I was thoroughly engrossed until the very last page! Pick up a copy and enjoy!
Disclaimer: I purchased a copy of this book for my own reading pleasure. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
- Judgemental by Maureen on 1/30/2015
This newest book by Sarah Price is so good; I couldn’t put it down, and kept reading. The focus of this is on Emma Weaver, and right from the start I felt myself being she, I literally walked in her shoes.
At first when I met Emma, and she pointed out to a friend some bad points about another person, I was a bit disappointed, and then realized that I might not say anything, but my mind would have the same thoughts. I also find that I am at times judgmental, and often find myself wrong. So Emma and I have a lot of the same traits, no wonder I thought she was a snob!
Emma is also very considerate and caring, she has made a home for her Dad and really takes great care of him. She is also looking out for her elderly neighbors, and often times her visit to them when she knows that their primary caretaker is not home.
There are some very funny happenings here, and I’m sure that you will find a good chuckle, she plays matchmaker, and things don’t seem, on each occasion, to turn out like she planned. Was a bit surprised that one of the characters was able to put together a new match very fast, and was married to another in record time.
We also meet Gideon King, her sister’s husband’s older brother, and he is a dear family friend. Gideon and her Dad seem to spend a lot of time together, and have formed a wonderful friendship. Gideon also seems to be the one who can put Emma in her place, and she does realize how wrong she has been.
Emma has vowed to never marry, she will continue to take care of her Dad, can one of these suitors she has picked out for her friend actually be the one God has chosen for her. We see her in action as she puts men in their place, and out spoken Amish woman.
Coma along and enjoy this unusual matchmaking story, Emma’s record doesn’t seem to be very good, but oh how I loved this page-turning read. Enjoy!
I received this book from the Author Sarah Price, and was not required to give a positive review.