The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek

Published April 3, 2012

Upon his arrival, Butternut Creek Christian Church’s newly-minted minister is met by a welcome committee led by Miss Birdie and her friend Mercedes, a.k.a. “the Widows.” Their first order of business, to educate him on how things should be done, quickly gives way to a campaign to find him a wife.

When their matchmaking efforts fizzle, the Widows turn to another new bachelor. Amputee and Afghan vet Sam simply wants to be left alone– a desire that’s as good as a red flag to the Widows! Soon they’re scheming to pair him up with Willow, his beautiful physical therapist, a divorced mother of two who is afraid of commitment, Perrine’s small-town tale is a big-time triumph of gentle humor, fast-paced plot, and wonderfully engaging characters.

Tales from Butternut Creek
From FaithWords/Center Street

The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek — April 3, 2012
The Matchmakers of Butternut Creek — November 20, 2012
The Wedding Planners of Butternut Creek — November 5, 2013


“A warm, witty, wonderful book. I loved it, and you will, too.”
— Susan Mallery, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
“Heartwarming and hilarious, The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek offers a touching, small-town view of the ties that bind.”
— Colleen Thompson, Award-winning author
“Perrine has penned a charming, heartwarming story with endearing characters and a lovely small town. I adored Butternut Creek and its residents.”
— Vicky Dreiling, author of How to Marry a Duke
“Wow! Jane Myers Perrine has penned an amazing story with heart, hope, and humor. She created a setting with such unique and spunky characters that you can’t help but fall in love with the people and the place. Grab a comfortable chair, and the book and get swept away to Butternut Creek, a quaint town where friendship, romance, and laughter are abundant. Perrine has a beautiful knack of storytelling and creating unforgettable characters that makes this series a must read.”
— Christie Craig, author of Hotter In Texas