Saturday, September 23, 2023

A Match in the Making (The Matchmakers #1) by Jen Turano

My thoughts: 
I enjoy funny stories and quirky characters. I enjoy stories that have engaging conversations. This story began with a lot of frivolous conversations between flighty ladies of society (the 400 set) of the period, was slow and uninteresting reading and failed to engage my interest. I found it hard to believe that even in a humorous novel ladies could be so exasperating. 

And then there was the introduction of three grandly precocious and lovable children, a hilarious beach scene with a "near drowning" and my interest was sharpened. So I read on.

The ladies continued to be aggravatingly intolerable in terms of manners and consideration, but the heroine of this story kept finding solutions, mending lives, bringing joy.

And the children continued to be winning stars and hearts
So in the end I totally enjoyed the story and found laughter, joy, and entertainment within its pages.

About the book: Miss Gwendolyn Brinley accepted a temporary paid companion position for the Newport summer season, believing it would be a lark to spend the summer in America's most exclusive town. She suddenly finds her summer turning anything but amusing when her employer expects her to take over responsibilities as an assistant matchmaker. Tasked with the daunting prospect of attaining advantageous matches for her clients, Gwendolyn soon finds herself in the company of Mr. Walter Townsend, the catch of the Season, but a gentleman Gwendolyn finds beyond annoying.

Walter is reluctantly in search of a wife for the sake of his unruly motherless children. What he wasn't expecting was Miss Brinley, who turns his quest for a new wife into a complete and utter debacle.

The more time they spend together throughout the Newport Season, the harder it is for Gwendolyn to find Walter a wife when she realizes his perfect match might be . . . her.

I won an ARC via the Early Reviewers program on

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