The Matchmaker is an Amish retelling of the Jane Austen version of "Emma". It is an enjoyable Amish tale of Emma, who has decided she will not marry but is bound and determined to find the perfect match for her friend Hannah. Although her ideas of a mate for Hannah are well-meant, no one can replace God in finding the right mate for Hannah or anyone else.
As Emma comes to the realization that some of her best efforts are not coming to fruition, and that others have made some surprising decisions, without her help, she also finds that perhaps her decisions for herself are also not the best or as God had intended.
I really liked this book and was taken in by the friendly climate of the book and the relaxed nature of the Amish people in the book. I would give this a 4 star rating.