A touching new novel from best-selling 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.
©2014 Elin Hilderbrand (P)2014 Hachette Audio
Good love story! I like Elin Hilderbrand as an author and story teller. Thought this book was well written! Enjoyed it!
I kind of knew what the outcome was...but I thought the characters were great. I couldn't wait to listen to the entire story. I listen to audio books during my long work commute and I would sit in the car at work to listen to the end of a chapter and wish I had more time to listen to the rest - all in one shot!
Yes and so far I like this one the best... by far.
I think we all expect an interesting story, with a few twists and turns... but this book had so many possible real life situations. Choices in life are not always easy and coincidences dealt with differently.
THIS book just hit life straight on. I really loved that. I wish more of her books were less predictable and more thought provoking.
I've only listened to a couple, but now going back to try and find one I enjoy as much as this one.
I thought The Matchmaker was very entertaining! It had just the right amount of romance and adventure. I was very engaged in the story and it definitely kept me awake on my long daily commutes. I would even sit in my car after parking to listen to a little more. I thought the reader was also excellent. She did a great job reading the different voices. It was easy to distinguish the characters. I would highly recommend this book.
The flow of the story. Excellent Narrator.
Always the island of Nantucket! The stories of relationships that feel so real. Dabney and her love of people and Nantucket and Clendenin.
Erin Bennett brings life to the story and it's easy to become part of the characters! Her voice is relaxing which makes listening enjoyable. Love her narration!
Life on Nantucket!!!
I have enjoyed all Elin Hilderbrand's books. I feel she brings true life relationships and problems into her books that most everyone can identify. All her characters feel real. It's always interesting how these relationships/problems will transpire! She makes reading fun and I always look forward to her next book!
I think I have listened to everything Hilderbrand has ever written, and I am usually a big fan.
But, although the narration is very good, this story is just awful. I was very disappointed.
eventually, but not soon
This book was ok, but really not believable and a bit boring.
narration was good, setting well described
No, one was more than enough
an ok book if you dont have anything better .
No surprises here. Every storyline is very predictable. It is ok to listen to if you need some background noise or need something that you don't need to concentrate real hard on.
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