About the Book
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 employ of Mr. Walter Townsend, the catch of the Season, but a gentleman Gwendolyn finds beyond irritating.
Walter Townsend is reluctantly in search of a wife for the sake of his unruly motherless children who cannot keep a governess for long. What he wasn’t expecting was Miss Brinley, an amateur matchmaker who turns his quest for a new wife into a complete and utter debacle. Constantly besieged by society ladies on a mission to win his affection, Walter must find a way to overcome their inundating attention–and his unexpected attraction toward Gwendolyn.
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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In My Opinion
If you were to ask me to describe a Jen Turano book in two to three words, I would say delightfully amusing and A Match in the Making proves that an apt description.
In the start of a new series, Turano introduces readers to the social set in Newport, Rhode Island during the summer season where misbehaving debutantes are on the hunt for husbands. And, despite her many attempts to dislodge herself from the position of assistant matchmaker, Gwendolyn Brinley finds herself the focus of not only the high-society women but the men as well.
I loved that Gwendolyn is a no-nonsense, take the bulls by the horn heroine. She doesn’t hesitate to tell it like it is or to recruit others in helping her ascertain the true character of potential matches for her customers. She and Walter make a wonderful pair because Gwendolyn see where Walter is lacking and the man needs some honesty (as well as humor) in his life.
And I adored Walter’s children. They were the heart of this book in so many ways.
Turano gives readers her unique brand of entertainment through story once again and I am here for it (and for whatever comes next) because I know I will get a novel I don’t want to put down with lots of laughs from the first page to the last.
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About the Author
Named one of the funniest voices in inspirational romance by Booklist, Jen Turano is a USA Today bestselling author, known for penning quirky historical romances set in the Gilded Age. Her books have earned Publishers Weekly and Booklist starred reviews, top picks from Romantic Times, and praise from Library Journal. She’s been a finalist twice for the RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards and had two of her books listed in the top 100 romances of the past decade from Booklist. She and her family live outside of Denver, Colorado. Readers can find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and at jenturano.com.
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Caryl Kane says
Jen Turano is a fabulous author. Mary Connealy also makes me laugh!
Roxanne C. says
I agree with a Caryl. Many of Mary Connealy’s books have made me laugh aloud.
Also the twins Jennifer Beckstrand’s The Petersheim Brothers series had me giggling with almost every scene.
Chanel M. says
Jen Turano is one of my go-to authors when I want a laugh. Besides Jen Turano’s books, it’s much easier to list books that made me laugh than authors, such as P.S. I Like You by Kasie West and Manor for Sale, Baron Included by Esther Hatch.