I loved this book, and loved learning about Sadie and Sam's life together. Together this couple knows about obligation to others, and they work to fulfill that obligation in matching up the final three people who need matches. The world is changing, but for Sadie Shapiro love is a constant.Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)
The only thing I don't like about this book is it's the last Sadie!! This time she is bequeathed a tea caddy containing 3 cards, the "impossible" cases of an old friend who was a matchmaker. Well, as we know "A Shapiro never gives up, and neither does a Mrs Sam Beck!" Nothing like a challenge to get Sadie's creative juices flowing, whether it's finding the recipe for the perfect fruitcake, hosting a party that balloons from 20 to nearly 100 guests, or engineering the perfect match. Hearts are wild in this gentle, loving story that upholds the value of marriage for love and life. Sadie helps two bereaved people live and love again, and comes to the rescue of two beautiful, independent young women who think they can't compromise.Sadie's speech patterns are less stereotypically fractured in this book, making for an easier read. Kimmel Smith isn't trying quite so hard for laughs in this heartwarming story of love for all ages. I just wish he'd write some more.