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Matchmaking Can Be Murder

(An Amish Matchmaker Mystery #1)

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Matchmaking can be murder . . .

When widowed Millie Fisher moves back to her childhood home of Harvest, Ohio, she notices one thing right away—the young Amish are bungling their courtships and marrying the wrong people! A quiltmaker by trade, Millie has nevertheless stitched together a few lives in her time, with truly romantic results. Her first mission? Her own niece,
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Published January 1st 2020 by Kensington Books
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Carrie
Dec 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Matchmaking Can Be Murder by Amanda Flower is the first book in the new cozy An Amish Matchmaker Mystery series. While this is the first book in a new series it does seem to be a spin off of Amanda Flower’s cozy Amish Candy Shop Mystery however readers do not need to have read the other series to enjoy this one.

Millie Fisher has just moved back to her Amish community in Harvest, Ohio where by trade Millie is a quiltmaker but has always considered herself to be a matchmaker. When she returned to
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Natalia  R
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Millie Fischer has moved back to Harvest, Ohio after spending ten years in Michigan taking care of her sister. She has two mischievous goats and is known in her community as a matchmaker. Millie doesn't approve of her niece Edith's fiancé and is thrilled when she decides to call off the engagement. When he is found dead the next day in Edith's greenhouse, she immediately becomes a suspect. Millie and her childhood friend Lois work together to find the culprit.

Matching Can Be Murder is a
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The Cozy Review
Dec 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Series: An Amish Matchmaker Mystery – Book 1
Author: Amanda Flower
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Older Sleuth
Publisher: Kensington Books
Page Count: 336

Publishing Date: December 31, 2019

The first in a series from Kensington Books comes Amanda Flowers cozy series “An Amish Matchmaker Mystery” with the fantastic debut of book one Matchmaking Can Be Murder.

This new cozy series is enchanting. It allows readers to catch a glimpse into the lives of other residents of Harvest, Ohio. This also lets them learn about
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JoAn
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-mystery, arc
Matchmaking Can Be Murder by Amanda Flower is a spin-off from her Amish Candy Shop series and is a promising start in this new series.

I enjoyed getting to know Millie Fisher as she has returned to her hometown of Harvest, OH after having been gone for ten years. Millie is very likable and I enjoyed learning about the Amish culture in her hometown through her eyes. It was delightful to see some old friends of the Amish Candy Shop mysteries, too. However, it was Millie's Englischer friend, Lois,
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Kristina
Matchmaking Can Be Murder is the debut of An Amish Matchmaker Mystery series. It is a spin-off of An Amish Candy Shop Mystery series set in Harvest, Ohio with chocolatier, Bailey King operating Swissmen Sweets with the aid of her grandmother and cousin. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Matchmaking Can Be Murder. Millie Fisher is a spry sixty-seven year old woman who is a widow living on her own. Her sister for whom she was caring for the last ten years recently passed away, so Millie has moved back ...more
Micky Cox
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Do you love tv shows that have crossovers with characters from other shows, well get excited because this book is exactly like that only better! A new series has an Amish matchmaker sleuthing to find a murderer and it is set in the town of Harvest which is the same town that this author's Amish Candy Shoppe series is set in so you already know most of the characters, but are now seeing them from a different perspective! It is definitely a must read book! In fact you have already met Millie, the ...more
Peggy R
This is the first book in a new series by Ms. Flower. I thought this was a very entertaining start to a new series. The main character, Millie, is sympathetic and very likable. She is surrounded by a diverse cast of characters, both English and Amish that are poised to add dimension to the stories. This series is a spin-off of the Amish Candy Shop Mystery series. It is set in the same town and some of the characters from that series make an appearance in this story as well. I thought the author ...more
Amy
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun new, cross-over series set in Harvest, Ohio in the heart of Amish country. Millie is an Amish widow in her mid-sixties living on her farm with her two rambunctious but playful goats. She has recently returned to her home after caring for her ill, now deceased, sister in Michigan. She has an eye for spotting a good match between a potential couple and doesn't see that combination with her niece Edith and Zeke, her fiancé. When Zeke is found dead is Edith's greenhouse, Millie and her ...more
Gloria
Dec 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always enjoy Amanda Flower's Amish stories and this new series looks to be great. It is a spin off of the Amish Candy Shop Mysteries and we do get to see an appearance of some of the characters from that series. Millie Fisher has returned to Harvest, Ohio, after living in Michigan for ten years taking care of her ill sister. Her sister has passed on and she is back in Harvest where her niece, Edith, owns and operates her family business, Edy's Greenhouse, left to her by her deceased father. ...more
Tari
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book! From the adorable goats (ok maybe the bishop's wife doesn't think they're adorable) to the new friendship that matchmaker Millie Fisher built with her childhood friend, Lois. Oh my gosh, they were hilarious sleuths, well Lois was the hilarious one, and they were different as night and day. I loved that she kept calling Millie "Amish Marple".

It was great to see already-familiar characters from the Amish Candy shop series like Juliet, Jethro and Aiden Brody (the
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Christine
Jan 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the Amish Matchmaking series. Millie Fisher is back in Harvest, Ohio. Millie is looking for a way to tell her niece that she and her soon to be husband aren't right for each other. But to her surprise her niece tells Millie she wants to call off the wedding. However right after her niece breaks off the engagement, her ex fiancé turns up dead in her nieces greenhouse. Millie teams up with her childhood friend, Lois, to prove her niece is innocent.
I really enjoyed this
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Patricia Romero
An Amish Matchmaker Mystery #1

A brand new series from Amanda Flower! And if you enjoy a little bit of crossover in your cozy series, this is the one for you!

Our main character, Millie, lives in Harvest, where the author's Candy Shop Series is set, so you'll see a few familiar faces.

Millie is a widow who has recently moved back to her childhood home in Harvest, Ohio. She is a quiltmaker and also a matchmaker. She's quite good at knowing which person should be with the other.

The one person who
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The Kawaii Slartibartfast
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Another delightful Amish mystery from Amanda Flower!

This one is first in a series featuring Amish matchmaker, Millie Fisher as ND is an absolute delight!
Kelcy
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, giveaways
This one is cute! Millie is a more soft-spoken, but strong MC. She is so pure! If you like the Amish Candy Shop series, then you will enjoy this spin-off. If you haven't read the Amish Candy Shop series, this does well on its own too.

Thank you to Goodreads/Kensington for providing this ARC.
Daniele
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
MATCHMAKING CAN BE MURDER is the delightful debut in the Amish Matchmaker Mystery Series. It is a spinoff of Amanda Flower’s Amish Candy Shop series, but it can easily be read as a standalone book.

Millie Fisher, who has a reputation for being a reputable matchmaker, has returned after ten years caring for her sister to her home Amish district in Harvest, Ohio. She is thrilled when her niece Edith breaks off her engagement with the charming but unsavory Zeke. But when Zeke is found murdered in
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Diane Hernandez
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Matchmaking Can Be Murder if you’re Amish.

Amish matchmaker Millie is newly returned to town. Her first action is to convince her niece, Edith, to break off her engagement with Zeke. Edith was pressured by societal norms to find a new father for her three children after her husband’s recent death. But she isn’t in love with Zeke and is suspicious that her successful nursery may be Zeke’s sole motivation for marrying her. But then Zeke turns up dead and suspicion falls on Edith. What can a loving
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Fred
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Matchmaking Can Be Murder is the first in the An Amish Matchmaker Mystery series.

Millie Fischer has returned to Harvest, Ohio after having taken care of her ill sister after the sister’s passing. Millie has earned the title of matchmaker among the Amish for being to sense who will be the perfect match.

Upon returning to Harvest, Millie finds that her widowed niece, Edith, is now engaged to Zeke Miller. Millie senses that Zeke is not the right one for Edith
Millie doesn’t want to become involved,
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Julie Graves
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
Matchmaker Millie Fisher has just returned to Harvest, Ohio after spending 10 years taking care of her ailing sister. Millie is a widow who lives on her own with an assortment of animals. Two of which are goats with big personalities! Millie is concerned for her niece Edith who is engaged to a man who Millie knows is not a perfect match for Edith. Edith owns and runs a garden nursery, but once she marries, in the Amish culture, her nursery will become her husbands. In fact Edith has already ...more
FMSWarrior
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Millie Fisher has moved back to her hometown of Harvest, Ohio. Being an Amish matchmaker, she has the ability to tell whether a couple are a good match or not. Sadly, her niece is set to marry a man that is definitely NOT a good match for her and Millie, a surrogate mother to Edith, decides to speak her mind before they marry. But Edith surprises her Aentie and tells her she is going to call off the engagement.

After the engagement is called off Zeke, the spurned groom is found murdered in Edith’
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Patricia Romero
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An Amish Matchmaker Mystery #1

A brand new series from Amanda Flower! And if you enjoy a little bit of crossover in your cozy series, this is the one for you!

Our main character, Millie, lives in Harvest, where the author's Candy Shop Series is set, so you'll see a few familiar faces.

Millie is a widow who has recently moved back to her childhood home in Harvest, Ohio. She is a quiltmaker and also a matchmaker. She's quite good at knowing which person should be with the other.

The one person who she
...more
Dawn Michelle
A wonderful edition to the Amanda Flower series of books - so far, she hasn't written anything that I have had a problem with and I am so glad. It is so lovely to have books that you just love from the get-go and so far, that has been the case with all the books by her that I have read.

I knew from the moment she introduced Millie in Toxic Toffee that she was going to be a great character. Add her niece Edith [and her rapscallion children], her long-lost Englisher friend Lois and some of the
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Rhonda
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars: 5/5 Star Rating
What better way to end the year and the decade than reading about a good murder and a meddling matchmaker? ! Millie might be stepping into a true hornet's nest and she has little time to figure out who killed Zeke. She could be next on the killer's hit list!
I love a good mystery and I can never figure out the outcome of Amanda Flower's mysteries. That's the mark of a great mystery to me....to leave the reader guessing the entire time. Thank you for leaving me wondering
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Micky Cox
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Do you love tv shows that have crossovers with characters from other shows, well get excited because this book is exactly like that only better! A new series has an Amish matchmaker sleuthing to find a murderer and it is set in the town of Harvest which is the same town that this author's Amish Candy Shoppe series is set in so you already know most of the characters, but are now seeing them from a different perspective! It is definitely a must read book! In fact you have already met Millie, the ...more
Fred
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Matchmaking Can Be Murder is the first in the An Amish Matchmaker Mystery series.

Millie Fischer has returned to Harvest, Ohio after having taken care of her ill sister after the sister’s passing. Millie has earned the title of matchmaker among the Amish for being to sense who will be the perfect match.

Upon returning to Harvest, Millie finds that her widowed niece, Edith, is now engaged to Zeke Miller. Millie senses that Zeke is not the right one for Edith
Millie doesn’t want to become involved,
...more
Maureen Timerman
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I loved being back in Harvest, Ohio, and with familiar characters, this time the focus is not on a well-loved pig, but on two adorable goats. Now, these goats sure do play a great part in the story, but unfortunately that is another murder, and the sleuthing now happens with Aunt Millie, aka Amish Marple and her friend Lois. What a pair, and with a few chuckles, these two set about solving a crime.
The author keeps your attention from one suspect to another to another, and we start to worry if
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Mary Brown
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Matchmaking Can Be Murder
An Amaish Matchmaker, Book #1
Amanda Flower
5 Stars

Synopsis:

Matchmaking can be murder . . .

When widowed Millie Fisher moves back to her childhood home of Harvest, Ohio, she notices one thing right away—the young Amish are bungling their courtships and marrying the wrong people! A quiltmaker by trade, Millie has nevertheless stitched together a few lives in her time, with truly romantic results. Her first mission? Her own niece, widowed gardener Edith Hochstetler,
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Katreader
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
MATCHMAKING CAN BE MURDER by Amanda Flower
The First Amish Matchmaker Mystery

Widow Millie Fisher has a special power, she knows when two people are meant to be together. She knows that her niece Edith should not marry Zeke Miller, who only wants her for her greenhouse business. But as she's considering how to convince Edith, Edith tells her she will not go through with the wedding. Millie is secretly thrilled, but knows she must be discrete. When the news breaks at her Quilting Circle Millie
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Toni
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is the first book in the Amish Matchmaker mystery series by Amanda Flower.

I have read a couple of books by this author recently and each is in a different series. I believe they are all set in this same Amish community world because I see a few familiar people cropping up here and there. It is like Amanda Flower has her own spin-off series universe all centered around the Amish. Flower is so knowledgeable about the Amish culture that I am in awe as I read along.

Millie is the town
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Cathy Cermele
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Matchmaking Can Be Murder is the first book in An Amish Matchmaker Mystery series penned by Amanda Flower . In this book we meet widowed matchmaker Millie Fisher and her two rambunctious goats, Peter and Phillip and reconnect with characters from the authors series An Amish Candy Shop. Speaking of reconnecting, widowed Millie Fisher reconnects with Lois Kenny, her Englisch friend when she moves back to her childhood home of Harvest, Ohio. They soon become involved in a murder mystery much to the ...more
Brenda
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Matchmaking Can Be Murder is the debut of the Amish Matchmaker Mystery series set in Harvest, Ohio and featuring quilter/matchmaker Millie Fisher. Having spent the last ten years in Michigan taking care of her ailing sister, Millie has returned to Harvest. She has purchased a tiny little farm and is happily residing with her two pet goats, Peter and Phillip and glad to be spending time with her widowed niece Edith and her three small children.

Millie has a gift when it comes to making matches
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Amanda Flower, a USA Today bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. In addition to being an author, ...more