The Matchmaker's Gift The Matchmaker's Gift

The Matchmaker's Gift

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"Eva Kaminsky and Gabra Zackman gloriously perform this charming dual-timeline audiobook." - AudioFile Magazine

Lynda Cohen Loigman's The Matchmaker's Gift is a heartwarming story of two extraordinary women from two different eras who defy expectations to realize their unique talent of seeing soulmates in the most unexpected places.

Is finding true love a calling or a curse?

Even as a child in 1910, Sara Glikman knows her gift: she is a maker of matches and a seeker of soulmates. But among the pushcart-crowded streets of New York’s Lower East Side, Sara’s vocation is dominated by devout older men—men who see a talented female matchmaker as a dangerous threat to their traditions and livelihood. After making matches in secret for more than a decade, Sara must fight to take her rightful place among her peers, and to demand the recognition she deserves.

Two generations later, Sara’s granddaughter, Abby, is a successful Manhattan divorce attorney, representing the city’s wealthiest clients. When her beloved Grandma Sara dies, Abby inherits her collection of handwritten journals recording the details of Sara’s matches. But among the faded volumes, Abby finds more questions than answers. Why did Abby’s grandmother leave this library to her and what did she hope Abby would discover within its pages? Why does the work Abby once found so compelling suddenly feel inconsequential and flawed? Is Abby willing to sacrifice the career she’s worked so hard for in order to keep her grandmother’s mysterious promise to a stranger? And is there really such a thing as love at first sight?

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin’s Press.

Художественная литература
Eva Kaminsky
ч. мин.
20 сентября
Macmillan Audio

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Oma 3 ,

Very enjoyable!

A beautiful story that gives one a glimpse into the life of Sara, a Jewish immigrant who has the gift of matchmaking. A long career that expands over 80 years. A dual timeline from 1910 and 1994. In 1994 Abby’s beloved grandmother passed away, leaving her with wonderful memories and many journals that Sara had kept to document the matches she made. Starting at the age of 10 years old on the ship to America she sees a spark, a thin thread between her sister and a gentleman. Was is a sign? It started her matchmaking others, but she needed to do this in secret, because professional matchmakers are always men, must be married and collect a fee. All things Sara isn’t, but when there is financial heart ships for her family, she breaks the rules. There is also differences in Sara’s methods….never a contract, a fee is never discussed and always, only a love match.
As Abby reads the journal, she sees another side of her grandmother. Of course she knew of some of the matchmaking stories, but was surprised and impressed with how many. And then Abby sees a spark, has she also the gift?
So well written, the story just grabs you and holds your interest till the end. The characters are wonderful and narrator was fantastic. I truly enjoyed the story and definitely will look forward to reading more. Thank you NetGalley for this eARC. I am voluntarily posting an honest review after reading an Advance Reader Copy of this story. #NetGalley #TheMatchmakersGift

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