Book Review, Historical

Book Review – A Match in the Making

A Match in the Making

by Jen Turano

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.

My review

Finally! (I had already done one post about this book – when I posted the giveaway. I’m just now finally getting around to writing and posting my review.

One thing I always love about Jen Turano’s books is the interesting names she gives her characters. This book is just loaded with them. And… her characters always live up to their names.

The heroine in this book is Gwendolyn. She is from a society family. But.. their reputation is not-so-stellar. And, Gwendolyn is not your run-of-the-mill society gal, she wants to do things her own way. So she takes on a job as an assistant matchmaker. Her desire to have a low-key, uneventful summer does not materialize, and she suddenly finds herself right in the middle of all the society events.

This is a Jen Turano novel, so of course the results are…well, disastrous and quite humorous. Every time Gwendolyn tries to do something, well, it just doesn’t turn out the way it is supposed to. I found myself laughing out loud as I sat and read….

If you are looking for a light, fun, and funny read, then look no further!

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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