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The Matchmakers

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The Matchmakers

In The Matchmakers, a young widow with two small sons feels very fortunate that her widowed father was there to help her care for the boys and make the adjustment since her husband's death. But now, a bit smothered by his caregiving, she feels ready to go on but is concerned about how to get him to step back a pace. A friend suggests a fine older widow in the church, who might divert his attention.
The older widow has a son who appears rather distant, seemingly self-absorbed. The young mother hopes to engage his help, but is reluctant to approach him.
When she finally decides to try the plan, to her relief she finds an ally. He has also been anxious to get his mother "to carry on with her life." Through scheming and friendly manipulation, they get the two "oldsters" together, but the results are hardly what they anticipate!
A delightful story in the marvelous inspirational tradition of Janette Oke!Cynthia loves her widowed father and deeply appreciates his help and attention after the sudden, tragic loss of her own spouse. But life must go on--she knows that even without everyone saying it. Her best friend Judith suggests that if her father found someone and got married, Cynthia would have more "breathing space." And Cynthia cautiously begins to think that maybe isn't such a bad idea. Especially when an attractive widow, mother of an attorney in their local congregation, appears on the scene. With several interested parties working toward the same goal, and Cynthia's two young sons cheering them on, surely it wouldn't be too difficult to meet with success. But the results are hardly what they had anticipated. . . .Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 President's Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for her significant contribution to the CBA industry and to Christian fiction, has also been awarded the coveted Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, have four grown children and live in Canada."Would you be my grandma?" the boy asked her wistfully. "I don't got a grandma."
The small woman pulled Justin close to her side and held him. "I would love to," she responded, tears glistening in her eyes. Cynthia caught the look that quickly passed between Mrs. Weston and her father.
"You can't," put in Todd with elder-brother superiority. "Grandmas have to be family."
"Maybe we can find a way." Mrs. Weston managed to address Todd's comment and ease Justin's concern with a few words.
"Right now?" asked the usually patient Justin, a shine lighting his eyes.
"If you are in a hurry, perhaps we can just--sort of pretend. . . . "
Justin's lip quivered and Mrs. Weston quickly said, "Then I guess we'd better make it official--now."
She gave the little boy a hug. "There's more than one way to become family," she stated simply.Janette Oke is a wife, mother, and grandmother--and bestselling novelist. She writes of what she knows best--real life, honest love, and lasting values. The power of her simple yet profound stories is in the compelling honesty of her characters. In this little story call The Matchmakers, readers meet people they already know, people like themselves.
Janette Oke, who never had any idea about the potential of her writing but honestly gave what she had to God, has touched millions of readers through her stories. She is best known for her novels in four series: Love Comes Softy, Seasons of the Heart, The Canadian West, and Women of the West.

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In The Matchmakers, a young widow with two small sons feels very fortunate that her widowed father was there to help her care for the boys and make the adjustment since her husband's death. But now, a bit smothered by his caregiving, she feels ready to go on but is concerned about how to get him to step back a pace. A friend suggests a fine older widow in the church, who might divert his attention.
The older widow has a son who appears rather distant, seemingly self-absorbed. The young mother hopes to engage his help, but is reluctant to approach him.
When she finally decides to try the plan, to her relief she finds an ally. He has also been anxious to get his mother "to carry on with her life." Through scheming and friendly manipulation, they get the two "oldsters" together, but the results are hardly what they anticipate!
A delightful story in the marvelous inspirational tradition of Janette Oke!Cynthia loves her widowed father and deeply appreciates his help and attention after the sudden, tragic loss of her own spouse. But life must go on--she knows that even without everyone saying it. Her best friend Judith suggests that if her father found someone and got married, Cynthia would have more "breathing space." And Cynthia cautiously begins to think that maybe isn't such a bad idea. Especially when an attractive widow, mother of an attorney in their local congregation, appears on the scene. With several interested parties working toward the same goal, and Cynthia's two young sons cheering them on, surely it wouldn't be too difficult to meet with success. But the results are hardly what they had anticipated. . . .Janette Oke, recipient of the 1992 President's Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association for her significant contribution to the CBA industry and to Christian fiction, has also been awarded the coveted Gold Medallion Award for fiction. Janette and her husband, Edward, have four grown children and live in Canada."Would you be my grandma?" the boy asked her wistfully. "I don't got a grandma."
The small woman pulled Justin close to her side and held him. "I would love to," she responded, tears glistening in her eyes. Cynthia caught the look that quickly passed between Mrs. Weston and her father.
"You can't," put in Todd with elder-brother superiority. "Grandmas have to be family."
"Maybe we can find a way." Mrs. Weston managed to address Todd's comment and ease Justin's concern with a few words.
"Right now?" asked the usually patient Justin, a shine lighting his eyes.
"If you are in a hurry, perhaps we can just--sort of pretend. . . . "
Justin's lip quivered and Mrs. Weston quickly said, "Then I guess we'd better make it official--now."
She gave the little boy a hug. "There's more than one way to become family," she stated simply.Janette Oke is a wife, mother, and grandmother--and bestselling novelist. She writes of what she knows best--real life, honest love, and lasting values. The power of her simple yet profound stories is in the compelling honesty of her characters. In this little story call The Matchmakers, readers meet people they already know, people like themselves.
Janette Oke, who never had any idea about the potential of her writing but honestly gave what she had to God, has touched millions of readers through her stories. She is best known for her novels in four series: Love Comes Softy, Seasons of the Heart, The Canadian West, and Women of the West.
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In The Matchmakers, a young widow with two small sons feels very fortunate that her widowed father was there to help her care for the boys and make the adjustment since her husband's death. But now, a bit smothered by his caregiving, she feels ready to go on but is concerned about how to get him to step back a pace. A friend suggests a fine older widow in the church, who might divert his attention.
The older widow has a son who appears rather distant, seemingly self-absorbed. The young mother hopes to engage his help, but is reluctant to approach him.
When she finally decides to try the plan, to her relief she finds an ally. He has also been anxious to get his mother "to carry on with her life." Through scheming and friendly manipulation, they get the two "oldsters" together, but the results are hardly what they anticipate!
A delightful story in the marvelous inspirational tradition of Janette Oke!

- Publisher

In The Matchmakers, a young widow with two small sons feels very fortunate that her widowed father was there to help her care for the boys and make the adjustment since her husband's death. But now, a bit smothered by his caregiving, she feels ready to go on but is concerned about how to get him to step back a pace. A friend suggests a fine older widow in the church, who might divert his attention.
The older widow has a son who appears rather distant, seemingly self-absorbed. The young mother hopes to engage his help, but is reluctant to approach him.
When she finally decides to try the plan, to her relief she finds an ally. He has also been anxious to get his mother "to carry on with her life." Through scheming and friendly manipulation, they get the two "oldsters" together, but the results are hardly what they anticipate!
A delightful story in the marvelous inspirational tradition of Janette Oke!^2. A Plan Of Action^3. Introductions All Around^4. Some Minor Adjustments^5. A Match Made In Heaven^^129 Pages^

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Janette Oke

Janette Oke was born in Champion, Alberta, Canada, during the depression years. She graduated from Mountain View Bible College in Alberta where she met her husband, Edward. They married in 1957 and served in churches in Calgary and Edmonton, Canada, and Indiana. Oke writes historical novels which portray the lives of early North American settlers from many walks of life and geographical settings. She also writes engaging children's stories and inspiring gift books that warm the heart. Oke published her first book, Love Comes Softly, in 1979. This book experienced immediate success and became a series. She has won a number of awards including the Gold Medallion Award, The Christy Award of Excellence, the 1992 Presidents Award for her significant contribution to the category of Christian fiction from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and in 1999, the Life Impact Award from the Christian Booksellers Association International. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages. Oke has published some 75 books including, The Canadian West, Seasons of the Heart and Women of the West. Her most recent releases include a beautiful childrens picture book, I Wonder...Did Jesus Have a Pet Lamb and The Songs of Acadia series, co-written with T. Davis Bunn. - Publisher.

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  • Catalogue Code 340053
  • Product Code 9781441270238
  • ISBN 144127023X
  • EAN 9781441270238
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Romance
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Oct 1997
  • Sales Rank #72902
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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