Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Matchmaker: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen's Emma (The Amish Classics) by Sarah Price

Book Description:  When Emma's 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 Amish friends.  Her neighbor, Gideon King, warns her about interfering in people's lives, but she disregards his advice and plans to set up Paul, the son of the Amish bishop, with her friend Hannah.
But when Paul misinterprets Emma's 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 that's 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?

My Thoughts:  After reading First Impressions: An Amish Tale of Pride and Prejudice (The Amish Classics)
matchmaker...that she has found her "niche" in life.  However, her neighbor, Gideon King, views Emma as an intruding person who wants to control people's lives.
Then when Emma decides to play matchmaker for Paul. Paul thinks that Emma has feelings for him.  This causes a mess.  And, O!What!Mess!
The story is funny as Emma tries to untangle the love vine. 
Sometimes it takes consequences in life to make one understand that God is in control and not a person or matchmaker.
A delightful and enjoyable read!  

*This book was provided for review by Bookteria*

  • Series: The Amish Classics (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Realms (February 3, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1629980048
  • ISBN-13: 978-1629980041

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