It’s the start of another month…and that means I get to tell you about the next book in the Power of the Matchmaker series. April’s book is by Heather Moore. And that’s no April Fool’s joke. Here’s the blurb:
Nelle Thompson lives a life of privilege during the turn of the century New York City. When her parents are killed in a terrible accident, she’s forced to live with her aunt’s family in a small town in Connecticut, and treated as a poor relation with no financial independence. Broken-hearted and riddled with insomnia, Nelle’s health begins a downward spiral. When a locked part of her heart blossoms around her cousin’s fiancé Mathew Janson, Nelle doesn’t know if she can endure one more heartbreak. Miss Pearl, owner of the local apothecary shop, becomes a mother figure to Nelle, but a fateful summer day has Nelle questioning everything she’s ever believed and wondering if she’ll ever love again.
Heather Moore has written a truckload of delicious books that are just about as tasty as this strawberry temptation. Seriously. She amazes me with the bounty she puts out each year. Check out her Amazon page to see if I’m right or not. This is the 4th Matchmaker story for 2016 (each done by different authors). I rated this a 5 on Amazon, 4 on Goodreads, and 4 on my Sweet Scale.
Heather’s story is set in 1908 in New York City until a tragedy sends her to the country to live with her aunt and cousin as the poor relation. With the hero practically engaged to her selfish cousin, Nelle struggles to keep her heart in check. She can’t afford another heartbreak. But Pearl (our Chinese matchmaker extraordinaire) has other plans, and with her gentle, wise guidance, Nelle becomes closer to Mathew as she helps his ailing mother. Will he realize that she is the one to make him truly happy, or will duty and the expectations of others make him miss out on the love that is come into his life?
This was a great romance. At times, I wanted to wring Mathew’s neck, but then kiss his cheek the next moment. Nelle is sweet and wonderful, and I wanted to just hold her near the end when she believed not only her heart was broken, but maybe her mind as well. If you haven’t tried out this Matchmaker series, I suggest you do if you like clean romances. I’ve enjoyed every one so far and can’t wait for each new month to arrive to read the next one.
Grab a copy of this beautiful book HERE and take the afternoon off for a reading vacation. [Here’s a piece of Strawberry temptation to enjoy along with it] Yummy!