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The Amish Matchmakers

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*****I received this free ARC from NetGslley in exchange for my honest review.

Beth Wiseman is one of my favorite authors of Amish fiction. This book did not disappoint. Wonderful characters with lovely stories intertwined to share love, family and friendship. I have to say my favorite character was Lizzie. She was funny and really added to the story.

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Publication Date: : 17 Oct 2023

Beth Wiseman is one of my favorite authors. This book was a bit different because it contain information that the Amish Inn is supposedly haunted! I just loved that little addition

The two main characters sisters Lizzie and Esther are both widows, own the Amish Inn and are total opposites . Ben, and an older widowed gentleman, a retired English dentist, rents their small cabin to be closer to his Granddaughter.

Both Lizzie and Ester are attracted to him. As the story progresses many secrets are revealed. It is a beautiful story full of sweet romance, mystery and a happy ending. I'm a sucker for happy endings!

Five Stars. Highly recommend.

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Oh my I did not want this book to end. This story has it all. Laugh out loud humor, love, sadness, secrets, but above all friendship. Local matchmaking sisters Esther and Lizzie try to set each other up when a retired Dentist moves into their rental house.

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The Amish Matchmakers by Beth Wiseman is another adventure with Lizzie and Esther at the Peony Inn. Let me just say: I loved it! I read it all in one sitting. I smiled. I cried. I laughed out loud several times. Between the sisters trying to set each other up with the same man and Lizzie worried about a haunted cottage, there was plenty of fun. There was also plenty of heart. Truth spoken and hope for the future. Thank you NetGalley and the author and the publisher. As always, I am grateful for the chance to read her books.

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Another wonderful book with the matchmaking sisters, Esther and Lizzie who own the Peony Inn. A new tenant, Dr. Benjamin Stoltzfus will be renting the cottage for six months. An older gentleman whom both sisters have set their eyes on. His name sounds like an Amish name and he has a few hidden secrets. The antics that Lizzie pulls will have you giggling. The doctors' neice, Mindy comes to visit, she wants the quiet life and to settle on a career. Gabriel, the helper at the Inn accidently hits Mindy's little red sports car. As they end up spending more time together, each wants to know more about the others life. The twists and turns in this funny story makes this a can't put down book.

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The Amish Matchmakers by bestselling and award-winning author Beth Wiseman is a Christian Amish fiction that everyone will enjoy. There are non-Amish people sprinkled in with the Amish. It is part of The Amish Inn Series, but most definitely may be read as a stand-alone. There is no way I can express how much I adored this captivating book.

Amish sisters, Lizzy and Esther,own and operate The Amish Inn. They live there together and are as different as night and day. A retired, widower named Ben rents out their small cabin. Both women are smitten by the good looking older man. He has come to be near his beloved granddaughter.

I found so much to love about this book set in a small Southern Indiana Amish Community. The characters are so personable that I want them to be my friends. They are believable and relatable. Descriptions made me feel like I was a fly on the wall watching things happen. At times I wanted to offer the characters my advice because I was so invested in them and their stories.

This is a beautiful tale of family, friends, hope, health, trusting God, and love. The entire story is crafted exquisitely and tied together with bits of scripture and inspiration. There are twists, superstitions, mysteries, emotional moments, and laughs. I would love to see this made into a movie. It is brilliantly written!

I highly recommend this page-turning, captivating book. Be forewarned, once you begin reading it do not expect to stop until it is finished. Yes, it is that good! I give it a 5 star rating. A copy was provided by NetGalley, but these are my honest words.

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The Amish Matchmakers is a very entertaining story about Amish widows, Lizzie and Esther, who are experts at helping their friends find love. When Ben, a retired dentist, rents one of the guest cottages at the inn, the sisters try to match each other with the handsome and kind doctor. Mindy, Ben’s granddaughter, and Gabe, who helps out around the inn, also try their hand at matching Ben with one of the sisters. Things get really interesting when secrets start to come out, and it turns out that just about everyone is keeping some kind of secret.

Beth Wiseman is a master storyteller who does an amazing job of balancing serious and hilarious plotlines. The characters are all very well-developed, especially the sisters, who we’ve been following through previous books in the Amish Inn series. The entire story is funny and engaging, especially the scrapes that the sisters wind up in during their matchmaking process. The budding romance between Mindy and Gabe just added even more enjoyment to an already great story.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian fiction or Amish stories. And if you haven’t already, you will definitely want to read the previous books in the Amish Inn series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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I thought The Amish Matchmakers by Beth Wiseman to be a sweet and heartwarming Amish story. I give it four and a half stars.

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The Amish Inn series was just great and The Amish Matchmakers is such a wonderful addition to that series. This takes us back to Peony Inn where Esther and Lizzie reside. I've loved Esther and Lizzie from the beginning and now they really get their own's so sweet how they both cared for each other so much and didn't want the other to be alone if one were to pass. Mindy and Gabriel's love story was wonderful and it was adorable to see an older couple get another chance at love too.

Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review. All opinions are my own.

Publication date: 17 October 2023

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The saga of Lizzie and Esther playing matchmakers continues in The Amish Matchmakers by Beth Wiseman. This can be read as a standalone but is better if read in order with the other novels at the Peony Inn (Amish Inn series),

Will Lizzie and Esther have another match under their belts or will the matchmaking backfire?

Funny, light, easy read.

A copy was provided for my review, but all opinions are my own.

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Lots of good humor and belly laughts await the reader. I loved being able to laugh so often throughout the story! When the 'Englisch' and Amish ways collide there will be delimma's to overcome. Interesting to see the dynamics in this novel novel. Although the narrative leaned towards the Amish and their ways, there was much emphasis placed on the romance from which many of the chuckles and chortles sprung.

I liked the caring ways of Elizabeth and Lizzie and enjoyed the 'secrets' that came out. Anyone who loves to read about the Amish will no doubt find satisfaction in this read. Watch out for the matchmakers though!

~Eunice C., Reviewer/Blogger~

July 2023

Disclaimer: This is my honest opinion based on the complimentary review copy I received from NetGalley and the publisher. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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A delightful book. This is part of a series, but definitely could be read as a stand alone. I loved it. I was provided a copy by Netgalley but the opinions are mine.

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Retired Benjamin Stoltzfus rented a cottage at the Peony Inn. Lizzie and her sister Ester are the innkeepers and matchmakers. When they meet Benjamin they start matchmaking him up. Without telling each other they work to match him with there sister. Esther tries to match him with Lizzie and Lizzie with Esther. What they do not know is Benjamin is hiding secrets. This is a great book with lots of laughter and also tears. Glad to meet up with Lizzie and Esther again. I love those two characters.

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This was such a fun read! We get to experience love and romance in two different couples and age ranges. Solve a few mysteries. And fall in love with a wonderful array of characters.

I have to say that I can't choose just one character to say was my favorite. I loved Mindy but I also really adored Lizzy and Esther. Lizzy just has so much spunk and vivacity for someone her age! And Esther is the one that everyone would love to have for a grandma.

Maybe I should start with a bit more about the story.

Lizzy and Esther are both widows. They're also sisters. They run a bed and breakfast type place. Oh, and they're Amish.

They rent out their cottage to a retired dentist named Ben. His last name is definitely an Amish one but he's not Amish. His granddaughter lives in the area and he's staying for six months to be closer to her. Did I mention the cottage doesn't have electricity and Lizzy swears it's haunted by a ghost of a man named Gus?

Have I got you hooked yet?

I don't want to spoil it all but there are health challenges, faith challenges, trust challenges, and some good old-fashioned laughs to be had along the way while you read this book. You're going to love it. Trust me. It was amazing and definitely one I would read again.

I have voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from Netgalley. All views expressed are only my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations.

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This is another visit to the Amish Inn series that is so delightful. Widowed sisters, Lizzy and Esther who run the Peony Inn, have always been known to be the matchmakers in the area. Retired English dentist, Dr. Ben Stoltzfus, has moved into one of their cottages. Mystery surrounds him because of his last name being a well-known Amish name, but he appears to be English. Each sister becomes attracted to the doctor, but feel he would be just the person for her sister, so they pursue their matchmaking tactics so he would be attracted to the other sister.

The other characters making an appearance and setting out to do their own matchmaking among the sisters and doctor are his English granddaughter who has moved to the area and Gabriel, the Amish gardener for the Inn. They develop a friendship that has them not only seeing a friendship develop between the sisters and her grandfather, but begin to feel an attraction to each other that cannot be pursued due to both not being Amish.

This is a special book with a love triangle, and love between English and Amish. You will not want to put this book down until you find out how all of these relationships play out.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys clean romances. I received a copy of thid book from Zondervan and Netgalley. The opinion expressed is my own.

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This stand-alone read took me back to the Peony Inn and the world of Ms. Wiseman’s Amish Inn series where I first met the sisters who headline this story—spunky, unpredictable Lizzy and conventional, levelheaded Esther. These lovable septuagenarians are at it again with their matchmaking but this time with a twist—matchmaking for each other with the same man! What ensues is a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming chain of events. There is also another romance brewing which adds interest to the story with some Amish/Englisch complications. The cleverly constructed, attention-keeping plot moves at a fitting pace. The wonderful characters are well-developed and realistic. I especially appreciate the valuable faith lessons on trusting God and following His guidance. Lizzie and Esther’s story left me feeling happy! I think other Amish fiction fans will embrace it, too!
I received a copy of this book from Zondervan via NetGalley with no obligation to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I’m drawn to Amish books. This book had me hooked with two different love stories among two generations .
Ben, the grandpa, rents a cottage from Esther and Lizzy two Amish sisters . He was dearly in love with his deceased wife and now moves to Pennsylvania to be near his last relative , his granddaughter .
Both sisters are very different than each other but dearly love each other . I won’t ruin it for you on who, if any, will end up with Ben but I enjoyed the journey .
Mindy, the granddaughter , meets Gabriel when there is a lawn mowing accident. I enjoyed their love story . They both had different upbringings but both had the same values . One ultimately has to make the sacrifice to change to the others lifestyle: to become Amish or not .
This was a beautiful read . I highly recommend .

Thank you for the free digital download Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review .

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This was a cute story about second chances at love, even at an advanced age. Widowed sisters Esther and Lizzie could not be more different, and their love for and commitment to each other could not be stronger. I enjoyed their antics with new characters Ben, Mindy, and Gabriel. This book can be easily read as a stand-alone novel, even though it connects to the Amish Inn trilogy. I did think it odd that while Gus plays a part in this story, there is no mention of Naomi and Amos from book 1. But I have not read the other books in the series so maybe there is a reason for it. And the characters do not really act Amish; the story could have been told with non-Amish characters and been more believable. But it was an easy read to escape to and I am thankful for the opportunity to try out different authors of clean Christian fiction.
*I received a complimentary copy of this e-book from NetGalley and Zondervan Publishing. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Beth Wiseman is my number one favourite author when it comes to Amish romance. One of her best; very interesting, complex characters and worthwhile messages for us all. Highly recommend. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Another adorable Amish tale. It was a nice change to read about a couple that didn't demand the non-Amish person convert to Amish. It was a very accurate portrayal of a healthy relationship.

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