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Matchmaking Can Be Murder

(An Amish Matchmaker Mystery #1)

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4.59  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  23 reviews
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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Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: December 31st 2019 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Natalia  Ramlal
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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JoAn
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, cozy-mystery
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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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
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
The Kawaii Slartibartfast
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
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!
Julie Graves
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Maureen Timerman
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Toni
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Lisa Morin
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoy cozy mysteries filled with laughter, colorful characters and an intriguing story line, then this new series by the amazingly talented Amanda Flower is just what you need!
Millie is a quilt maker, but her true specialty is knowing which couples are destined to be together.
Matchmaking Can be Murder introduces some new characters, but also includes some of our favorites from the author’s candy shop series.
While Millie enjoys making a match, nothing would mean more to her then finding
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Becka
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I’m a big fan of Amanda Flower’s Amish Candy Shop series, featuring Bailey King. Add in the fact that the fictional town of Harvest is located in Holmes County, OH, very near where I live, and I knew I had to read this book. I enjoyed the fact that the main character is not a young women, but is a 67 year old Amish woman. That adds a unique spin to the story. I loved hearing snippets about characters I already knew from the Candy Shop series. The mystery that Millie needs to solve is ...more
Mary
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first in the Amish Matchmaking series. This is a spin off from the Amish Candy Shop series. You do see your favorite characters in that series however, the focus is strictly Amish and follows Millie Fischer who has recently moved back to Harvest Ohio after spending ten years in Michigan taking care of her older sister. She has two rambunctious goats Peter and Phillip who always chase after the bishops wife Ruth, and she has a knack for knowing who fits together and is a matchmaker. ...more
Bobbie Kirkland
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of MATCHMAKING CAN BE MURDER (Book 1 of the Amish Matchmaker Mysteries) by Amanda Flower in exchange for an honest review. This is set in Harvest, Ohio, which is the same community as the Amish Candy Shop Mysteries. Widow Millie Fisher is renown in her community as a matchmaker. Millie’s really worried about how her also-widowed niece Edith will react when Millie tells her that Edith shouldn’t marry her fiancé Zeke Miller. Millie’s relieved when Edith reveals that she ...more
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
...more
Becky
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first book in the new "An Amish Matchmaker" series, "Matchmaking Can Be Murder" is a fun romp in a small town that's a mixture of both Amish and Englisch. Millie recently moved back to her hometown where she has family and friends, but also some complicated familial relationships. When her niece Edith's fiancée is killed - right after Edith broke up with him - Millie knows she needs to help figure out who did it. She teams up with a childhood friend - an English woman with a loud personality ...more
Cynthia Moore
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I generally like this author's books so I thought I would give this one a try. Once I got into it a while, I realized that ii was a concurrent story line to her candy store book series. I find it interesting to be written from the Amish life aspect, but not having been around this culture, I don't know how true to form it is. Millie is an elderly lady in the Amish culture and most times she does not seem to receive the type of treatment that is afforded someone of her age. I also felt at times ...more
Erin
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love everything that Amanda Flower writes, and Matchmaking Can Be Murder is no exception.
This is the first in a new series, that is actually an offshoot of another series.
It was fun to see familiar characters and become introduced to new ones who are bound to become favourites.
This novel has everything a cozy should have, a fun heroine, quirky characters, a quaint town and of course a murder.
For me the only downfall to this book was that there was only ever one possible murderer for
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Anna Fox
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy all of this author's books. I look forward to more in this series and after meeting her in another book, I'm glad we have her back story in this one. I love learning new things about the Amish. I like the characters and the town.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my eARC in exchange for an honest review.
Carol
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this book! I found the mystery well crafted and intriguing,and the characters are enjoyable. I love reading about the Amish community. It's also enjoyable to have an older main character. I will be looking forward to reading more books in this series.
Melissa
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of the book from netgalley, loved the cover the characters I couldn't guess who the killer was!
Rima Aiello
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading this story was like stepping into a different world. A different take on the cozy, but still a page turner I wasnt able to put down. I love anything by this author, this book no exception!
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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