The third novel in Perrine’s small-town series is an utter delight. What seems light and fluffy from the title is actually a heartfelt tale of faith, family and what love really means. Readers will enjoy returning to Butternut Creek and catching up with their favorite characters as they search for love and contentment.

The Widows of Butternut Creek will not rest until their pastor, Adam, is married. He seems to have found true love with Gussie, but his proposal is not coming as quickly as the elderly ladies would like. Meanwhile, Adam’s sister, Hannah, has arrived home from Africa, where she lived and practiced as a doctor for many years. Recovering from malaria and angry with God about the suffering in the world, finding love is the last thing she’s looking for — but it’s at the forefront of the Widows’ minds. (FaithWords, Nov., 384 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
Melissa Parcel