The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek

The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek

A Novel

Book - 2012
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When Miss Birdie and Mercedes, also known as "the Widows" matchmaking efforts fizzle with the new minister, they turn their efforts towards veteran Marine Sam Peterson.
Publisher: New York : FaithWords, 2012.
ISBN: 9780892969210
Characteristics: 368 p. ;,21 cm.


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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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