Title: Power of the Matchmaker
Author: Karey White, Rachael Anderson, Sheralyn Pratt, Jaima Fixsen, Kelly Oram, Heather B. Moore, Julie Wright, Heidi Ashworth , Taylor Dean, Michele Paige Holmes, Janette Rallison, Regina Sirois
Series: Power of the Matchmaker
Publisher: Mirror Press
Release Date: Nov 3, 2015
A prequel novella to the POWER OF THE MATCHMAKER Series
Mystical . . . Beautiful . . . Romantic . . .
12 novels by 12 bestselling authors
Released once a month in 2016
Read the matchmaker’s story to find out where it all starts . . .
Mae Li has been in love with Chen Zhu for years, and he with her. But when the matchmaker arrives at the Zhu family home, she recommends another village girl for Chen.
Heartbroken, Mae Li watches as Chen does his duty by marrying another. Mae flees her village with the clothes on her back and her only possession—a pearl embedded comb, given to her as a goodbye gift from Chen Zhu.
Upon Mae’s arrival in Shanghai, she quickly learns that she’ll starve within days unless she sells her prized comb or joins a courtesan house. She goes to the Huangpu River and promises the River God that she’ll always be selfless if he will save her from becoming a prostitute . . . Her wish is granted when Ms. Tan, the matchmaker of Shanghai, finds Mae. But Mae must completely change her future and her name if she is to become the next matchmaker.
This book is an intriguing introduction to a series set to debut in 2016 titled THE POWER OF THE MATCHMAKER. In this novella we get the Matchmaker’s own story. I love the setting in ancient China. I haven’t spent much time pondering the role of a matchmaker. This gives me a glimpse into that life. I love learning about cultures that are new to me while I read. This matchmaker, who names herself Miss Pearl, has been deeply hurt by her own matchmaker. She must see past that pain and look outside herself in order to assume her new role. I love the way she grows in the process. I can’t wait to read this series!!!
Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it!!!
Source: ebook for review
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