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A Perfect Amish Match (Indiana Amish Brides)…

A Perfect Amish Match (Indiana Amish Brides)

by Vannetta Chapman

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Every courting disaster has led him to her. An Indiana Amish Brides story After three failed relationships, Amish bachelor Noah Graber would rather disappoint his parents than try again. But when matchmaker Olivia Mae Miller agrees to provide courting lessons, Noah's perfect match becomes clear--it's Olivia Mae herself! With ailing grandparents at home, she hadn't planned on love or marriage. Might a future with Noah be everything she's been missing?… (more)



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A Perfect Amish Match is an appealing Amish novel. Vannetta Chapman created likeable and relatable characters that I wanted to know more about (they become friends). Olivia Mae Miller takes care of her two ailing grandparents. It has become harder as her grandfather’s memory becomes worse. He is frail and needs supervision. Olivia Mae is a sweet, kind, thoughtful woman who has been successful at matching local couples. She has a good success rate which is why Noah’s family believes Olivia Mae can help Noah. Noah enjoys being an auctioneer and a bachelor. He is not interested in settling down and his past dates of been unsuccessful. The only way to get his well-meaning mother off his back, though, is to agree to let Olivia Mae set him up with three different women. This is when the fun begins. Noah is an absolute disaster on dates. Noah has a lot going for him with his good heart and a solid work ethic. But Noah is absolutely clueless about women and dating. Noah’s calamitous dates had me laughing out loud. Olivia takes him under her wing to show him how to properly court an Amish woman. Noah and Olivia Mae get to know each other. Olivia Mae even finds she likes Noah’s corny animal jokes. Unfortunately, the road to happiness is never smooth, but full of stones and potholes. There comes a time when heart wrenching choices will have to made. I thought A Perfect Amish Match was well-written with steady pacing. It is such a charming story that will have you chuckling and teary. A Perfect Amish Match can be read as a standalone if you have not picked up the other novels in the Indiana Amish Brides series. Christian elements (prayer, faith and God’s blessings for example) are beautifully integrated into the story (enhance the book). Important life lessons are learned by our characters. God has a hope and plan for each of us and He only wants the best for us. My favorite phrase is “some people are older when they fall in love and maybe that’s because it takes a while for them to know their hearts”. Vannetta Chapman never fails to provide a story that will touch our hearts. A Perfect Amish Match is a touching tale that will live with you long after you close the book. ( )
  Kris_Anderson | Apr 16, 2019 |
I just finished this quick read that kept my attention and had me page turning, and at times laughing out loud.
I could just picture that picnic that Noah takes his date on, and wait until he presents the horse blanket, he is sure a klutz when it comes to women and doing the wrong thing!
While we get to enjoy Noah’s dating, my heart was breaking for Olivia Mae and her grandparents, and what they are dealing with and wanting the best for them.
Sometimes we can’t see what is right before our eyes, but when I learned of Noah’s past, I was hoping it wouldn’t repeat itself.
A sweet read that made me wish I could linger longer with!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Harlequin, and was not required to give a positive review. ( )
  alekee | Apr 16, 2019 |
I have not read the prior novels in this series. Yet, this book can be read as a stand alone novel. It has been a long time since I have read a book from this line of books. Yet, I was drawn to this book because of the Amish theme. I am a sucker for a good Amish book. I did not get just a "good" book but a "great" book.

Where Olivia and Noah were concerned; I loved them both. Olivia had some spunk to her. Yet, she was not the only nice surprise. Noah had a good sense of humor to him. He had tons of jokes. Although, the jokes were more on the corny side. You know you have found true love when someone will laugh at your "corny" jokes. That is exactly what happened with Olivia. She even tried sharing some of Noah's jokes with her friends and they did not find them funny as Olivia did.

Olivia and Noah made such a sweet couple. They were good together. I loved when Noah's mother told him that he was a "man" when he found himself putting Olivia first. I found my "perfect" read with A Perfect Amish Match. ( )
  Cherylk | Apr 13, 2019 |
“A Perfect Amish Match” by Vannetta Chapman was a delightful novel. The story of a matchmaker’s own romance was alternately humorous and thoughtful. Olivia Mae (the matchmaker) has a difficult life that involves caring for her ailing grandparents all by herself. She takes on the task with courage and commitment, yet finally realizes she needs help from others to accomplish this task. Anyone who has served as a caregiver will understand and identify with Olivia Mae’s dilemma.

The scenes in which Olivia Mae attempts to match the hapless Noah with various dates were quite humorous and yet touching. I really liked the descriptions of their “practice dates,” intended to prepare Noah to date some other Amish ladies. I also enjoyed reading about the different tactics Olivia Mae used to assist her “clients.” They seem to be taken right out of psychology and counseling scenarios! Well done!

Olivia Mae’s attempts to assist her grandparents, and the details of their strengths and frailties, were accurately shown. Caring for elderly folks is an exhausting and exacting task, one which is not often addressed in such detail in the Amish novels I have read. I appreciated the author’s delving into the details of the characters’ lives, rather than just focusing on the romantic aspect of the story. I hope to read more of the novels in the Indiana Amish series by Vannetta Chapman.

I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own.
  LadyoftheLodge | Apr 7, 2019 |
This was a short and very pleasant read that besides handling the typical Amish romantic problems, also handles a serious issue. Alzheimer's.

There was not a lot of 'preaching' perhaps a tad more than I'm comfortable with, but that and the serious side-story aside, I love this book and I generally love this author.

*ARC supplied by the publisher. ( )
  Cats57 | Feb 26, 2019 |
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