Book Review: O’er The River Liffey by Heidi Ashworth

O'er the river liffeyTitle: O’er The River Liffey
Author: Heidi Ashworth
Series: Power of the Matchmaker
Publisher: Dunhaven Place Publishing
Release Date: June 1, 2016

Book Summary:

Irish heiress Caroline Fulton knows this house party, ostensibly celebrating the victory of Waterloo, is really an audition: will she make a suitable wife? Her host, an English lord, has already won over her father, who’s determined to buy a title with Caroline’s dowry. She is far from taken with the baron, however, especially once she meets Niall Doherty, the impoverished, perceptive tutor to her host’s younger brothers. He shares her love of Irish fairy tales and seems to guard a troubled past…but neither quality will earn Caroline’s father’s approval.


I was really looking forward to reading this book. It was not quite as good as I expected or hoped, but it was still quite good. I loved the main characters:  Caroline, Niall, Fiona, and the boys. I liked all the Irish tales that were told as well. Pearl has been a beloved character in the other novels I have read in the series, but I did not really like her part in this story. In many ways I feel the story would have been better without her part in the story. At the very first it was okay, but as the story progressed, her element of the story had me wondering how things would turn out and it distanced me from the story.  And the ending felt a bit deus ex machina despite the fact that I expected something like it because of her involvement. Pearl isn’t in the story much at all, but I feel I would have enjoyed this story better without her in it. Over all, I did enjoy the story, and I love the cover.
Rating: 4 stars – Great Book
Content: Clean
Source: Review Copy
This book can be purchased from Amazon.



  1. conniefischer says:

    Oh wow! What a wonderful review. I am totally hooked. I love clean, sweet romance novels and this one totally fits the bill. Thanks for the heads up. I putting this book on my Wish List right now.