The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek

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Center Point Large Print, Jan 1, 2013 - Fiction - 462 pages
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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?

The inspiration for Tales from Butternut Creek comes from a community Jane Myers Perrine lived in for seven years while her pastor husband ministered to a congregation there -- a small town in which residents took care of each other.

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The butternut widows seek a wife for Pastor Adam

User Review  - Millstreetreader -

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaylynvh - LibraryThing

This is a sweet, humorous book about a young single preacher hounded by "the Widows" who see it as their mission to find him a wife so they can fill the Sunday school with lots of little ones. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

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.

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