The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek

The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek

A Novel

Paperback - 2012
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Upon his arrival, Butternut Creek Christian Church's newly-minted minister is met by a welcome committee led by Miss Birdie and her friend Mercedes, a.k.a. "the Widows." Their first order of business, to educate him on how things should be done, quickly gives way to a campaign to find him a wife.

When their matchmaking efforts fizzle, the Widows turn to another new bachelor. Amputee and Afghan vet Sam simply wants to be left alone-- a desire that's as good as a red flag to the Widows! Soon they're scheming to pair him up with Willow, his beautiful physical therapist, a divorced mother of two who is afraid of commitment, Perrine's small-town tale is a big-time triumph of gentle humor, fast-paced plot, and wonderfully engaging characters.
Published: New York : FaithWords, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780892969210
0892969210
Branch Call Number: F PER
Characteristics: 368 p. ;,21 cm.

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jeffreyochsner
Nov 25, 2017

I enjoyed this book! At times it made me laugh out loud (which surprised other people on the bus). The main character is Adam, who is a 25-year-old minister on his first assignment at a church in a small town in central Texas. Other characters include Miss Birdie, a 70-year-old woman who is a pillar of the church (and who thinks Adam needs a lot of guidance); Sam, a veteran of the Afghanistan war who has lost a leg (and who lost his best friend at the same time); Willow, a divorced physical therapist with two young sons who break an expensive window at Sam’s home; and many more.

This book is sweet—I liked the characters and I enjoyed the plot, some of which was predictable, but it was fun getting there. I enjoyed the book enough to look up the author and discover that there are two sequels to this book (at least so far). Seattle Public Library has #3 but not #2, so I have requested that they purchase #2. I want to know what happens to these nice people in the later books!

This book is not great literature, but it is pleasant and fun, and a great escape from the news of the day.

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