The Matchmaker: A Novel by Elin HilderbrandThe Matchmaker: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand

The Matchmaker: A Novel

byElin Hilderbrand

Hardcover | December 16, 2015

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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 Matchmakeris a heartbreaking story about losing and finding love, even as you're running out of time.
Elin Hilderbrand does her best writing on the beaches of Nantucket, as well as on the charming streets of Beacon Hill in Boston. She has three magical children who beg her not to sing along to the radio or dance in public.The Matchmakeris her 13th novel.
Title:The Matchmaker: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.62 × 6.5 × 1.25 inPublished:December 16, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316099759

ISBN - 13:9780316099752

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming!! Another wonderful book from Elin Hilderbrand! Such an enjoyable read!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE the story. I loved this story right from the start. What a tale of love, and friendship. I could not put this book down, even through the tears. This is a MUST read.
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not sure how this got published... I've read a couple of Elin Hilderbrand's books before and thought this might be another good read... The idea of matchmaking is cute and sweet, but the main character is so unrelatable and vapid that it ruins the book.
Date published: 2016-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Her best book yet! I've loved most of Erin Hildebrand's books, but this one was a real winner. I literally couldn't put it down. A must read for her fans.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Erin Hildebrand has another winner! I really enjoyed this book.
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Matchmaker Perfectly written in the English language, totally entertaining.
Date published: 2014-08-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Matchmaker Library Request, so happy I was able to sign this out from the library and not have spent money. I think I will stay away from any more novels from Elin Hilderbrand in the future. I can't tell you how I do not abide adultery for any reason, any yet this book I felt was rubbing it in my face and condoning it all because they claimed they loved the person, pleaaaaaase give it a rest already it's all about sex and selfishness on the adulterers position. But yet they continue to be selfish in carrying with affairs instead of dealing in allowing the spouses freedom to escape an unfair situation they caused them, to leave with there dignity in place. But no there selfishness isn't thinking about them at the time of all the great sex they were having. Sorry I went off in a tangent there for a bit, but this book I felt did not provide any escape for me, that I enjoy when I pickup a good book. The characters and the writing I felt were so old sounding, it put me off from the start. Sorry if I could take back my time spent in reading this book I would have.
Date published: 2014-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait for the next one. I wait all year for her next novel and she never disappoints. This is a wonderful story and you will fall in love with Dabney.
Date published: 2014-06-13

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