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Publisher Description

In this moving story about losing and finding love again, a woman sets out to find the perfect matches for those closest to her.

Forty-eight-year-old Nantucketer Dabney Kimball Beech has always had a gift for matchmaking. Some call her ability mystical, while others, 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 twenty-seven 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.

Fiction & Literature
June 10
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

vikir ,

SO SAD but so good

I was 100% unprepared for how sad this book was, having not read any of the reviews before purchasing and being familiar only with other books by Elin that feature happy endings. So while I wouldn't characterize this as her standard beach read, unless you want to be crying behind your sunnies and into your margarita, I do think it's a good book that features characters I felt for and enjoyed getting to know.

fam rm ,


I usually love these books but this book is absolutely an offensive waste of time. It is the most disgustingly stereotypical white supremacy bunch of drivel. Every one in the book went to Ivy League schools and having affairs. It is really in poor taste.

Nvalant416 ,

Couldn’t wait to finish it!

I had just read The Blue Bistro and thoroughly enjoyed it. I was hoping for the same with The Matchmaker. I was so disappointed. The book is slow and much too wordy. I have been to Nantucket and appreciate the descriptions of the island and the lifestyle, but the actual story is just dull. I’ll attempt another of Ms Hilenbrand’s books and hope it holds my interest as much as the Bistro.

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