Between Heaven & Earth

51vnl32f5ulAugust’s Matchmaker book is out and I thought I’d do a quick post to let you know about its awesomeness.

Between Heaven and Earth was a heart-tugger. Seriously. I need a cardiac surgeon to help fix mine. Hee hee. Mattie meets Matt, a widower who lost his wife to a tragic accident. Friendship comes easily to them. The only problem is she is still devoted to her husband, who has been in a care center for the last six years in a vegetative state since he was shot in the head. She’s alone in the world, yet not. Continue reading

May’s Matchmaker Book

51135fztndl-_sx331_bo1204203200_I had to throw in a quick review for May’s Matchmaker novel that I read last week. This series of 12 books (one each month) has been so fun to read. May’s romance really stuck with me. The unique, strong characters were amazing. I want to be a heart surgeon now. Think a hospital will hire me in 12 years when I’m…uh…oh, never mind? You don’t need to know how old I’ll be then. Close to retirement, I’m sure.

This contemporary romance tugged at my heartstrings…quite literally. The hero and heroine are both med students working their way to becoming heart surgeons. The love story starts out with a bang…or rather with spray paint. Here’s the blurb:

Every time Andra Stone crosses paths with Everett Covington, trouble follows. First she loses her scholarship, then she loses the apartment she’d wanted more than anything. But tragedy hits hardest when she loses her grandmother—the best friend Andra has ever known. She determines that Everett is a talisman of ill fortune. When Everett comes to work in her hospital and is applying for the same position she’d been working toward since residency, Andra believes him to be her personal poltergeist. The human heart has four chambers—four chances to get it right. Andra has only one chance left

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Love is Come

edwardian woman looking at a steam trainIt’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.

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If We Were A Movie

if we were a movie Today I have a Sweet Read to tell you about. I read this a month ago, and haven’t been able to stop grinning since. It’s that good. Here’s the blurb:

Music meets Movies in this sweet college romance from the bestselling author of Cinder & Ella. NYU freshman Nate Anderson is a triplet who is desperate to escape his wild and crazy brothers. After they screw things up for him one too many times, Nate flees his housing situation and takes the first available room for rent as far from his brothers as he can get.
Enter his new roommate Jordan–a quirky LA girl who believes that everything in life has already been done in the movies. In this heartfelt tale of love, friendship and family, Nate learns how to deal with his new adult life using Hollywood films as a guide.

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Not Just Happenstance

51klo4bilil-_sx322_bo1204203200_Did you have a great Valentine’s Day? I hope so. Whether you did or not, this book can only make your week better (pinky promise).

This is February’s book in the Matchmaker stand-alone series for 2016 that I’m thrilled to tell you about. I’m really loving each monthly installment themed around a timeless Chinese matchmaker who has a gift for pairing up hearts to fall in love. Such a cool concept.

Each of these stories can be read alone, but if you want to see eat the WHOLE tamale, start with the novella that began this project HERE and catch up with January’s book HERE that I wrote about last month. Continue reading

Broken Things to Mend

broken things to mendExcitement has been building in me for a couple months now to kick off this fun series of books all revolving around a timeless Chinese Matchmaker named Pearl (who was introduced in the novella last year). Each month in 2016, a new book will be released…and Broken Things to Mend (by one of my favorite authors) made for a delightful beginning.

Celia is in desperate need of a change–a change of scenery, a change of pace, and a complete redo of all relationships. Not knowing what else to do, she opens a map, closes her eyes, and lets fate decide her future. Then she packs her meager belongings and buys a one-way ticket to a little town on the fringes of Oregon’s Deschutes National Forest called Sisters. She’s wanted a family for years. Will she find one in Sisters? Continue reading