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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

My Thoughts - A Match in the Making (The Matchmakers #1) written by Jen Turano


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 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.

USA Today bestselling author Jen Turano's trademark wit, sweet romance, and hilarious mischief will keep you turning the pages of this lively Gilded Age tale.

About the Author

Named One of the Funniest Voices in Inspirational Romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today Best-Selling Author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publisher Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. When she’s not writing, she spends her time outside of Denver, CO. Readers may find her at - , or on Twitter at JenTurano@JenTurano.

My Thoughts

A Match in the Making is the first book in the Matchmakers series. I was thrilled to see the author, Jen Turano with a new series starting up. The author always writes her characters with spunk. She does careful research to ensure that her stories are as real feeling as possible. This book is set in Newport, Rhode Island  in 1888. 

Gwendolyn Brinley finds herself as a paid companion to a matchmaker for a season, and soon promoted to assistant matchmaker. Gwendolyn tried everything to get out of this because she did not feel she was the best choice. Mrs. Parker will hear none of that and asserts that Gwendolyn is the best fit. 

At an event, Mrs. Parker wants Gwendolyn to talk to Walter Townsend, who is considered to be the catch of the season. Walter finds himself in a pickle when Gwendolyn announces that he really just wants a wife so that his children could have a new mother. This made me laugh so hard, because Gwendolyn went against all of the society codes. Walter then finds himself being sought after by several prominent families. 

I enjoyed watching the characters grow throughout the story. Gwendolyn really was not a fan of Walter in the beginning, but then they spend more time together and she is worried about finding him a wife. The author always writes such comical characters and I know that I will chuckle while reading. 

The book is well written, the storyline is intriguing. I cannot wait to see who else gets their own book. There is a lovely cast of characters to get to know. Thank you to the author and publisher for allowing me to read a copy of this book -- all thoughts are my own. 


A Print copy of "A Match in the Making"

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