Tuesday, February 21, 2023

A MATCH IN THE MAKING by Jen Turano, Reviewed by Paula Shreckhise #ReleaseDay

Gwendolyn is trying to find a match for Walter Townsend, which may be difficult since he has three unruly children. With all the pushing and shoving, black eyes and jabbing elbows, it may prove challenging, and that is the behavior of the *ladies* seeking to catch the eye of the widower!

Ms. Turano always has me laughing at the civilized way the upper crust has of speaking when they are really insulting each other. Her stories have the most unusual heroines with quirky occupations and a lot of them are hiding their wealth. Although Gwendolyn is not looking for a love match-or any match- that is what she aspires to, her parents being an example. She speaks her mind, which many times gets her in trouble. But she has much to recommend her, including being able to corral five year old twins and an old-before-his-time nine year old boy. She certainly has met her match!

Delightfully witty from the first page, it was a joy to see Gwendolyn in action. A terrific start to a new series.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House on behalf of the author. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a World Christian View

BackCover Blurb:

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 employ of Mr. Walter Townsend, the catch of the Season, but a gentleman Gwendolyn finds beyond irritating.

Walter Townsend is reluctantly in search of a wife for the sake of his unruly motherless children who cannot keep a governess for long. What he wasn't expecting was Miss Brinley, an amateur matchmaker who turns his quest for a new wife into a complete and utter debacle. Constantly besieged by society ladies on a mission to win his affection, Walter must find a way to overcome their inundating attention--and his unexpected attraction toward Gwendolyn.

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.

Bethany House Publishing, February, 2023
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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like so much fun. Can't wait to read it! I just love Jen Turano's writing! Thank you for sharing.


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