Saturday, June 25, 2016

Love is Come (Power of the Matchmaker) written by Heather B. Moore - Five Stars on this one!

I didn't know when I started reading this book that it was a part of a series.  It wasn't the first book in the series.  I never felt that I was missing any parts told in previous books which was great it says a lot about the book.  This book is set in the Victorian period.  Nelle Thompson has an idyllic life until her parents are both killed in an accident.  She has to find some where to go until she receives her inheritance.  She decides to go to the country and move in with her cousin and her daughter.  Her cousin tells her that she has to keep a ledger of every single expense she costs her, so that she can claim her money back when Nelle comes into her money.  That was a shock!  She finds later that her cousin is living barely within the means of those around her.  She really needs the money.  Nelle makes assumptions that change.  She sets off one day to go to town and she meets Matthew.  They hit it off right away.  He helps her find her way to town and she ends up meeting a woman by the name of Pearl.  (I see from other notes on this book that Pearl was also in the first book).  Pearl is a matchmaker.  Nelle has no idea what Pearls roll is in things beyond having an unusual shop where she gives Nelle some powdered tea.......The book just goes to show that they were living in much simpler times back then.  Life wasn't ever easy though if a young woman was on her own without a husband or parents.  Nelle ends up falling for Matthew only to find that he is the man her cousin has been planning to marry for years.  I won't spoil it for you!  The book is a fast read and I liked the authors writing.  

I received the book in exchange for an honest review.  I really loved this book! 

Description found on Good Reads: **Amazon Top 50 in Victorian Romance** 
“I have to remind myself to breathe—almost to remind my heart to beat.” —Wuthering Heights 

From the Power of the Matchmaker series: LOVE IS COME 

Nelle Thompson lives a life of privilege during the turn of the century New York City. When her parents are killed in a terrible accident, she’s forced to live with her aunt’s family in a small town in Connecticut, and treated as a poor relation with no financial independence. Broken hearted and riddled with insomnia, Nelle’s health begins a downward spiral. When a locked part of her heart blossoms around her cousin’s fiancé Mathew Janson, Nelle doesn’t know if she can endure one more heartbreak. Miss Pearl, owner of the local apothecary shop, becomes a mother figure to Nelle, but a fateful summer day has Nelle questioning everything she's ever believed and wondering if she’ll ever love again.