Throwback Thursday: The Matchmaker

When Emma’s interference in her friends’ lives backfires, will the consequences be more than she bargained for?

The Matchmaker

Based in an Amish setting, The Matchmaker follows the same trials and tribulations of Jane Austen’s Emma. You will meet Emma Weaver who thinks a little too highly of herself and those around her. She is quite happy to express her opinions, often when she shouldn’t. Personally, I love Emma as a character because she is so real. Let’s face it…she’s flawed. Aren’t we all? But her flaws get her into a few situations that will make the reader chuckle. That’s the best part of retelling Jane Austen’s novels: She had the greatest characters!

A lot of people loved First Impressions, the first book in this series. I suspect that they will also love Emma since she is not the quintessential female character in an Amish book. But she is real… perfect only in the fact that she is flawed and, most likely, quite similar to people we encounter in our daily lives. Perhaps even a little bit like ourselves. 😉

Here’s a little about The Matchmaker: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma:

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?


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