Title: A Match in the Making
Author: Jen Turano
Series: The Matchmakers Book 1
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.
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From Jen Turano's first book, A Change of Fortune in 2012 to her current book A Match in the Making she has kept this reader up late reading and trying to hold in her giggles so as to not wake her sleeping husband.
Gwendolyn had no idea she would be a matchmaker for the season in Newport and Walter, our hero, needs a mother for his children. He's just looking for someone kind to care for his three minor children.
I've said before that I love when kids show up in books and I especially love when they don't act according to the "social norms" and they're just kids, and Walter's kids acted just like kids and had me laughing out loud.
This was a fun story from beginning to end; full of witty banter and crazy mishaps, that Ms. Turano is known for. I noticed the faith element popped up here and there but it was still present.
This is the beginning of Ms. Turano's Matchmakers series and book two comes out in November, so you'll want to read this one now!
I received a copy of this book via the publisher. I wasn't required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About Jen Turano
A USA Today Best-Selling Author, Jen Turano has written the critically acclaimed Ladies of Distinction series, and A Class of Their Own series, published through Bethany House Publishers. Her novel, After a Fashion, was chosen as a top pick from Romantic Times, as JenTuranowell as being named a top ten romance of 2015 from Booklist. It is also a nominee for Romantic Times 2015 Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her book, A Most Peculiar Circumstance, was chosen as a top ten romance by Booklist in 2013. Her seventh book, Playing the Part, released in the spring of 2016, and will be followed by a new four-book series, Apart from the Crowd. When she’s not writing, Jen spends her time outside of Denver with her husband and neurotic Cattle Dog, enjoying herself as an empty-nester since her son recently abandoned her for college life.