Book Review: Power of the Matchmaker

25773945Title: Power of the Matchmaker

Author: Heather B. Moore

Series: Power of the Matchmaker

Publisher: Mirror Press

Release Date: November 3, 2015

Book Summary:

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 was such a good story. I can’t wait to read the rest in the series. The story is short, so a quick read (just what I needed on a rainy day). I loved how this story centered on true love and the power of it. Mae does a lot of growing throughout this story. I would have liked to have had more story told in parts, but I think what I want to learn may be revealed in the other books of the series. This story tugged at my heart strings. And the epilogue really tipped the story from really liking the story to loving it.
Rating: 5 stars – I loved it!!!
Source: Review Copy
Content: Clean – mention of prostitutes
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