THE MATCHMAKER

Cover of The Matchmaker

THE MATCHMAKER WAS A VERY TOUCHING TALE ABOUT A WOMEN WHO HAS A GIFT FOR MATCHMAKING EXCEPT WHEN IT COMES TO HER OWN LIFE.  HER TRUE LOVE HAS LIVED HALF WAY ACROSS THE WORLD FOR THE PAST 27 YEARS NOT KNOWING THAT HE HAS A DAUGHTER BACK IN NANTUCKET.  DABNEY HAS MARRIED A SECOND MAN SHE LOVES AND HE HAS ADOPTED AGNES AS HIS OWN.  BUT AGNES IS ENGAGED TO BE MARRIED AND DABNEY DOES NOT SEE THE PINK AURA OF A PERFECT MATCH.  HOW WILL SHE STOP THE ENGAGEMENT AND FIND THE RIGHT MAN FOR HER DAUGHTER? MEANWHILE, DABNEY’S TRUE LOVE RETURNS TO NANTUCKET AND DABNEY IS TORN BETWEEN BOTH LOVES.  HOW CAN SHE CHOOSE? HOW WILL AGNES REACT TO HER REAL FATHER? TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR DABNEY BUT SHE IS ABLE TO BRING HER TWO MEN TOGETHER AND GET AGNES TOGETHER WITH HER REAL FATHER AND HER TRUE LOVE.  YOU’LL BOTH LAUGH AND CRY BUT YOU WILL SURELY ENJOY THIS GOOD SUMMER READ!

PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

A touching new novel from bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand in which a woman sets out to find love for those closest to her – before it’s too late.
48-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking. Some call her ability mystical, while others – like her husband, celebrated economist John Boxmiller Beech, and her daughter, Agnes, who is clearly engaged to the wrong man – call it meddlesome, but there’s no arguing with her results: With 42 happy couples to her credit and all of them still together, Dabney has never been wrong about romance.
Never, that is, except in the case of herself and Clendenin Hughes, the green-eyed boy who took her heart with him long ago when he left the island to pursue his dream of becoming a journalist. Now, after spending 27 years on the other side of the world, Clen is back on Nantucket, and Dabney has never felt so confused, or so alive.
But when tragedy threatens her own second chance, Dabney must face the choices she’s made and share painful secrets with her family. Determined to make use of her gift before it’s too late, she sets out to find perfect matches for those she loves most. The Matchmaker is a heartbreaking story about losing and finding love, even as you’re running out of time.

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