The Amish Matchmakers
by Beth Wiseman
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Pub Date 17 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 17 Nov 2023
Zondervan Fiction, Zondervan
This Amish matchmaker is an expert at finding love for others, but will she find it for herself?
Widowed sisters Esther and Lizzie are the town innkeepers—and the town matchmakers. But when a new tenant moves into a guest cottage at their Peony Inn, the sisters are shocked to discover that maybe this time, one of them might finally find a match of her own. Retired dentist Dr. Benjamin Stoltzfus has signed a six-month lease at the cottage—and gentle Esther and spirited Lizzie are in a surprising competition for the kind doctor’s affections. Dr. Stoltzfus doesn’t appear to be Amish, but his last name and his mysterious background have the sisters guessing—and open to the possibility of finding love again.
Things really heat up when Benjamin’s granddaughter, Mindy, comes to visit. Escaping her big-city life in Texas, Mindy has moved to Amish country to be closer to her grandfather and to embrace the simpler life she has longed for. But she’s unprepared for what happens when an attractive young Amish man, who spends time at the inn helping out the widows, runs his lawnmower right into her little red sports car. Sure, Gabriel is cute and funny and nice—but can a romance between an Englisch girl and an Amish boy end well?
As Mindy and Gabriel find themselves thrown together time after time, they forge a friendship and start making matchmaking plans of their own. Which sister would be better for Mindy’s grandfather—Esther or Lizzie? And as the two young people put their energy into playing Cupid, it looks like love and the life they’ve both dreamed of might also be finding them.
- Charming Amish romance featuring a later-in-life love triangle
- Stand-alone novel, but returning to the world of The Amish Inn series
- Includes discussion questions for book clubs
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This was a wonderful book about love and faith and family. It shows you have a little faith abd ove. You will find the right person who you belong too. I enjoyed the characters and storyline. This book was approved by netgalley and the publisher for me to read and review.
Esther and Lizzie are sisters and widows and they run the Peony Inn, an Amish Bed & Breakfast. One of their tenants is Dr. Benjamin Stoltzfus , a retired dentist. Esther and Lizzie fancy themselves matchmakers and have, indeed, been matchmakers to a number of couples over the years. Both of them are attracted to the retired dentist but they both attempt to make a match for their sister that they love. Ben has a clear favorite though he has esteem for both. It''s funny and engaging and Ben's granddaughter falling in love with their neighbor and friend who helps them around the Inn sweetens the story.
I have voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All views expressed are only my own honest opinion.
I get such a kick out of the situations that Lizzie and Esther manage to get themselves into when they go into matchmaking mode. This book is especially enjoyable because they are each trying to match the other with the same man. The banter between these two sisters is priceless and makes me smile. I love the way the ending sets up the next book in the series. I also looked up recipes for chow chow and think I will give that a try.
Such a fun story when two sisters, Esther and Lizzie, the local matchmakers, decide to matchmaker for each other. Turns out, it is the same man, a retired dentist named Benjamin Stoltzfus, a retired dentist. There is a little mystery behind the English man with an Amish last name who rents a cabin front the sisters. Read along to see if either sister ends up with Benjamin and if there is more to his story than he is willing to share.
I voluntarily received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher for my honest review. All words and opinions are my own.
A fun book! Great to be back in The Peony Inn with the matchmaking sisters, Evelyn and Lizzie. The new characters Ben and Mindy were enjoyable to get to know as well!
Thanks so much to netgalley and the publisher for the arc. The opinions are my own
The Amish Matchmakers by Beth Wiseman
Series: The Amish Inn (but is also a stand-alone novel)
Release Date: October 17, 2023 by Zondervan
Genre: Amish Romance, Amish & Mennonite Fiction, Christian Fiction
I highly recommend The Amish Matchmakers to every reader who enjoys stories of faith, trust, family, friendship, and laughter. This five-star entertaining novel is comprised of lovable characters with such unique personalities and talents.
Beth Wiseman, best-selling author and multi-award winner, writes what I call escape scapes! I so greatly enjoy the humor, bantering, and the Bible-based faith elements throughout this story. Each person in this story represents the Amish community in a real-life manner -- complete with illnesses and challenges. Wiseman explains many Amish traditions which I appreciate as I love to learn new things.
Besides Lizzie, Esther, and Mindy, what I loved the most about The Amish Matchmakers are the many messages woven throughout the tale to bring each reader closer to God and remind the reader of His absolute truths.
The Amish Matchmakers is such a wholesome, satisfying, funny, lovable page-turner.
I received an eArc of The Amish Matchmakers from Zondervan through NetGalley.com. I was not required to write a review or paid to do so. The words above are my honest review of this fabulous book that I'm sure to re-read many times!
When The Amish Matchmakers is released (10.17.23) or within thirty days prior to the release date, I will post this review to my blog, my Instagram account, Goodreads, Christianbook.com, Amazon.com, and many more online sites.
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I was tickled pink when I got this book! Woo-hoo! I love these two ladies so very much!
In this book, they made me love them that much more!
I don't know when I've smiled or giggled so much! Esther and Lizzie are a hoot!
This is the best story ever! I finished this book in one day, I mean, I just couldn't help myself!
Ol Mr. Dentists sure didn't know what he set himself up for when he moved into Gus' old cottage, lol, and I laughed at Lizzie's superstitious notions. But I really can't blame her cause I have them myself!
She's quite the character, but ya gotta love her! She's definitely a no-nonsense lady and tells it like it is. Esther, on the other hand, is a lot more like me. She tries to keep the peace! That's why I love these ladies!
They're definitely special! I feel like they're family!
I love the many inspirational messages in this beautiful story!
This is a wonderful reminder to keep the faith no matter what!
The cover of the book is delightful, and it will make readers pick this book up because they'll definitely want to know what they're talking about!
5 stars for a well written story! I enjoyed it so much! I highly recommend it!
My thanks for a copy of this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for granting me an advance copy of this book in return for my honest opinions.
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.
*****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.
I loved being back at the Peony Inn, and with the sister's Lizzie and Esther, and they are back at their matchmaking again, and there is a big surprise here. I was missing Gus, and he has gone to glory, but sure is mentioned, especially by Lizzie!
Enter a man renting Gus's cabin, and he is English but has an Amish name, and also he is good looking, at least in Lizzie and Esther's opinion!
This read does deal with some serious topics, and yet, it is handled with love and kindness! There is also a young couple that we end up caring about, and I loved the journey we take with them!
This is a page turner for answers, and once I had answers I did want more, and now I'm hoping for another book!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review.
This a delightful book by Beth Wiseman. It centers around two Amish sisters, Esther and Lizzie, who are widowers and enjoy matchmaking the side. They own a bed and breakfast, The Peony Inn. A mysterious man wants to rent their cottage out for 6 months. Then they meet his granddaughter, Mindy, who was kept from her grandfather as a child. There is also a young Amish man , Gabriel, who becomes close with Mindy. You will have to read this book to see how everything comes together with God’s timing and plan. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.