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The Matchmaker: An Amish Retelling of Jane Austen's Emma (The Amish Classics) Kindle Edition
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Sarah has done an excellent job of giving us insight into each of her characters and the situations they are in. Her characters have depth and I can see Sarah shine through in them. Sarah shows us her characters – both their feelings and their situations – instead of just telling us about them. This is what makes her work true literature.
Sarah’s intricate knowledge of the Amish language and culture merges lovely with her retelling of Jane Austin’s Emma to create a timeless book as unique as the original. Never read classic literature or Jane Austin? That’s okay! You will be drawn into The Matchmaker and will be waiting on the edge of your seat for Sarah’s next installment of Jane Austin’s classics. When you are finished reading The Matchmaker, you will have read a great book and you will want to reflect on how you can be a better friend.
This is book 2 in the Amish Classics Series, and is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. Sarah Price is an excellent story teller and her love of the Amish /Mennonite culture / society is evident in her writing. The names may have changed but the characters are true to form. The basic story premise is the same and stays true to Austen’s intent.
Even though Price placed her story within the setting of Amish society… with the nature, behaviors and beliefs as the basis of the story… it does not deter from Austen’s story. In fact I thought it enhanced it. There naturally had to be adjustments for the time period, but I wasn’t offended by the minor changes. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more in this series. I also read book 1 First Impressions which was based on Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. To be honest…I enjoyed Book 1 better than this one. But then that could be because I love P&P more than Emma.