Author: Elin Hilderbrand
We all know and love Elin Hilderbrand’s romance novels so she does not need an introduction! The Matchmaker is one of her best – it sizzles at the beach, or in your room as you read to enter the world of Dabney Kimball Beech, a 48 year old matchmaker who lives on Nantucket. She has matched up 42 couples and never has a miss.
So why is Dabney upset when she sits at her desk at the Director of the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce? She glances at the email that says “Hello” and turns to her best friend, Nina, trying to ignore the email. Her old love Clen, who took off for Thailand years ago, has sent her an email! He is moving to Nantucket for the summer and Dabney, (who has been married to a celebrated narcissistic economist forever and has a grown up daughter engaged to an idiot) normally calm and in control has the shivers. She has never gotten over Clen.
As Hildebrand inserts the stories of all the matches that lovely Dabney has made, she winds the story up and around the world of love, marriage and family. Dabney is an amazing woman and only Hildebrand could stir a story full of quirky and lovable characters with a magic that outshines even Nantucket.
As Dabney discovers her own heart and her own unhappiness, she struggles with the most important matchmaker of all – her own.
Beautifully written, lovely scenery with the wisp and tendrils of Nantucket Island wafting into our senses, The Matchmaker coddles and stretches us into another love story that combines talent with fun.
Ratings are based on a 5-star scale
Review by Broad “A” – Ava
We received a copy of this title for our book review. All opinions are our own
The Matchmaker: A Novel is available on Amazon.com and booksellers nationwide